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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2001-2002 Trade Subsidy Votes Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 14%
Gary Ackerman 43%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 57%
Wayne Allard 50%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 43%
Rob Andrews 71%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 29%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 86%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 57%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
Bob Bennett 67%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
Judy Biggert 71%
Michael Bilirakis 57%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 71%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 29%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 14%
Kit Bond 25%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 14%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 29%
Rick Boucher 14%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 29%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 29%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 75%
Conrad Burns 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14%
Ben Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 29%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
Brad Carson 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 57%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 43%
Hillary Clinton 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 29%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
Michael Collins 29%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 14%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 43%
Barbara Cubin 14%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
Randall Cunningham 14%
Thomas Daschle 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 43%
James Davis 29%
Jo Ann Davis 43%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 57%
Thomas Davis III 71%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 57%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29%
Thomas DeLay 86%
James DeMint 71%
Peter Deutsch 57%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 29%
John Doolittle 57%
Byron Dorgan 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 43%
David Dreier 57%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 43%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 29%
Vern Ehlers 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
Philip English 29%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 14%
Terry Everett 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Michael Ferguson 71%
Bob Filner 29%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 43%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 71%
Barney Frank 71%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 71%
William Frist 50%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 29%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 43%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 14%
Bart Gordon 14%
Porter Goss 57%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 43%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 14%
James Greenwood 29%
Judd Gregg 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 29%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 25%
Jane Harman 43%
Melissa Hart 29%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 75%
Robert Hayes 14%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 71%
Joel Hefley 71%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Baron Hill 0%
Maurice Hinchey 43%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
David Lee Hobson 29%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 57%
Pete Hoekstra 86%
Thomas Holden 14%
Ernest Hollings 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 43%
Darlene Hooley 14%
John Nathan Hostettler 71%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%

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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