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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Manufacturers

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 15%
Gary Ackerman 5%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 90%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 15%
Rob Andrews 19%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
Charlie Bass 86%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 6%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 81%
Shelley Berkley 14%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 29%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 27%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 81%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
Leonard Boswell 24%
Rick Boucher 30%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
John Breaux 69%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 94%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 95%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 19%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 88%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 19%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 24%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 31%
Brad Carson 57%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 86%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
Linc Chafee 33%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
Hillary Clinton 6%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 24%
Howard Coble 76%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 94%
Michael Collins 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 69%
Kent Conrad 13%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 19%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 76%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 14%
Barbara Cubin 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 6%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
James Davis 24%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 24%
Thomas Davis III 90%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
Bill Delahunt 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 14%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 85%
Norm Dicks 24%
John Dingell 14%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 93%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 13%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 10%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 76%
Jennifer Dunn 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
John Edwards 6%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
Philip English 95%
John Ensign 88%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
Russ Feingold 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 5%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 81%
Mark Foley 86%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 37%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 5%
Jim Gibbons 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 81%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 48%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 94%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 14%
James Greenwood 86%
Judd Gregg 87%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
Charles Hagel 94%
Ralph Hall 95%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 38%
Melissa Hart 95%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
Doc Hastings 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 90%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 76%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 29%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 30%
David Lee Hobson 95%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 10%
Pete Hoekstra 86%
Thomas Holden 24%
Ernest Hollings 19%
Rush Holt, Jr. 19%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
Darlene Hooley 24%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 75%

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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