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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Leonard Boswell 89%
Rick Boucher 78%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
John Breaux 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 60%
Dave Camp 11%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 78%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 89%
Linc Chafee 40%
Saxby Chambliss 11%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 11%
Michael Collins 13%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 80%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 13%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 13%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 89%
Jo Ann Davis 11%
Thomas Davis III 22%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 89%
John Dingell 75%
Chris Dodd 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 80%
David Dreier 11%
Jennifer Dunn 38%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 22%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 89%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 80%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 20%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 13%
Barney Frank 100%
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%
Bart Gordon 78%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 100%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 89%
Melissa Hart 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 11%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Baron Hill 78%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 11%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 33%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 75%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 11%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 89%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 25%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 33%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 78%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 25%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 56%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 44%
Dennis Kucinich 89%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 67%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 22%
James Leach 75%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 14%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 11%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Matheson 78%
Robert Matsui 89%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 13%
John McHugh 13%
Scott McInnis 14%
Mike McIntyre 33%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 20%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 13%
Robert William Ney 22%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 22%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 11%
James Nussle 22%
Jim Oberstar 56%
Dave Obey 89%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 38%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 11%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 22%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 13%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
Deborah Pryce 44%
Jack Quinn 25%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 56%
James Ramstad 67%

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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