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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 25%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 11%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 11%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 70%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 70%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 30%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 56%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 10%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 60%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 70%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 10%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
Jean Carnahan 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 60%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 90%
Kent Conrad 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
John Cooksey 10%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 30%
Christopher Cox 11%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 44%
Philip Crane 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
James Davis 90%
Jo Ann Davis 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
Thomas Davis III 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Norm Dicks 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 60%
Chris Dodd 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 40%
David Dreier 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 30%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 30%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 70%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 78%
Elton Gallegly 10%
John Ganske 40%
George Gekas 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 89%
Jim Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 11%
Benjamin Gilman 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 80%
Porter Goss 10%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 10%
Mark Green 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 25%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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