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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
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%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 11%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 70%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 70%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 90%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 60%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 70%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
John Breaux 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 13%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Jean Carnahan 100%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 60%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 60%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 11%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 90%
Kent Conrad 75%
John Cooksey 10%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 30%
Christopher Cox 11%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 44%
Philip Crane 10%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 90%
Jo Ann Davis 10%
Thomas Davis III 20%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Norm Dicks 90%
Chris Dodd 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 10%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 30%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 75%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 100%
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%
Bart Gordon 80%
Porter Goss 10%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 10%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 25%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
Tony Hall 60%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 90%
Melissa Hart 10%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 10%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Baron Hill 70%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 70%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 30%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 67%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 10%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 20%
Nancy Johnson 90%
Tim Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 30%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Brian Kerns 0%
Dale Kildee 60%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89%
Gerald Kleczka 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 10%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 30%
Dennis Kucinich 70%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 70%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 70%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 20%
James Leach 89%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 14%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 20%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 80%
Don Manzullo 10%
Frank Mascara 30%
Robert Matsui 90%

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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