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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 64%
John Moakley 73%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 54%
Jim Moran, Jr. 55%
Constance Morella 73%
Patrick Moynihan 73%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 27%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 27%
Robert William Ney 18%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 9%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 9%
James Nussle 54%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 82%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 45%
Doug Ose 18%
Major Owens 91%
Michael Oxley 18%
Ronald Packard 10%
Ed Pastor 64%
Ron Paul 64%
Donald Payne 73%
Edward Pease 18%
John Peterson 18%
Tom Petri 64%
David Phelps 45%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 27%
Owen Pickett 36%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
John Edward Porter 64%
Deborah Pryce 27%
Jack Quinn 13%
George Radanovich 9%
Nick Rahall II 45%
James Ramstad 73%
Ralph Regula 18%
Silvestre Reyes 45%
Thomas Reynolds 9%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 91%
Charles Robb 73%
Jay Rockefeller IV 90%
Ciro Rodriguez 55%
Timothy Roemer 60%
James Rogan 9%
William Roth, Jr. 18%
Steve Rothman 45%
Marge Roukema 18%
Jim Ryun 18%
Martin Olav Sabo 82%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 64%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 73%
Jim Saxton 9%
Joe Scarborough 10%
Robert Schaffer 45%
John Shadegg 22%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 9%
Christopher Shays 73%
Donald Sherwood 36%
Ronnie Shows 27%
E.G. Shuster 9%
Norman Sisisky 36%
Joseph Skeen 9%
Ike Skelton 54%
Gordon Smith 18%
Nick Smith 50%
Bob Smith 9%
Olympia Snowe 27%
Vic Snyder 45%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 40%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 55%
Pete Stark 91%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Charles Stenholm 64%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 64%
Bob Stump 18%
Bart Stupak 86%
John Sununu 36%
John Sweeney 18%
James Talent 27%
Tom Tancredo 9%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 55%
William Tauzin 9%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 45%
Lee Terry 18%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 18%
Fred Thompson 9%
Karen Thurman 55%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 27%
John Tierney 91%
Robert Torricelli 64%
Ed Towns 89%
James Traficant, Jr. 27%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 73%
James Turner 64%
Mark Udall 73%
Bruce Vento 75%
George Voinovich 18%
James Walsh 27%
Zach Wamp 36%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 18%
Mel Watt 90%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 9%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 18%
Gerald Weller 18%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 55%
Bob Weygand 55%
Heather Wilson 20%
Bob Wise, Jr. 36%
Frank Wolf 9%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
David Wu 82%
Albert Wynn 54%
Bill Young 9%

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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