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Rating Group: Population Connection

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 20%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 13%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 89%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 56%
Michael Bilirakis 22%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 89%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 11%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 11%
Mary Bono Mack 22%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 89%
Rick Boucher 78%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 78%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 11%
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 44%
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 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Brad Carson 78%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 89%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 13%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 13%
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 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 89%
Jo Ann Davis 11%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 22%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 11%
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 89%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 75%
Chris Dodd 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 33%
David Dreier 11%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 38%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 22%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 89%
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 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 33%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 13%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 78%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 22%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 78%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 89%
Melissa Hart 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 11%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Baron Hill 78%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 11%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 33%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%

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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