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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2001-2002 Trade Barrier Votes Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 36%
Gary Ackerman 36%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 64%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 88%
Thomas Allen 55%
Rob Andrews 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Spencer Bachus 64%
Brian Baird 45%
Richard Hugh Baker 73%
Cass Ballenger 55%
J. Gresham Barrett 45%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
Charlie Bass 82%
Max Baucus 88%
Evan Bayh 38%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 82%
Shelley Berkley 27%
Howard Berman 55%
Marion Berry 36%
Judy Biggert 91%
Brian Bilbray 36%
Michael Bilirakis 36%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 64%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 45%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
John Breaux 88%
Henry Brown, Jr. 64%
Jim Bunning 75%
Conrad Burns 71%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 64%
Ben Campbell 38%
Chris Cannon 73%
Eric Cantor 73%
Brad Carson 73%
Mike Castle 64%
Linc Chafee 88%
Saxby Chambliss 55%
Hillary Clinton 13%
Howard Coble 18%
Michael Collins 45%
Larry Combest 70%
Kent Conrad 13%
Jon Corzine 13%
Jerry Costello 36%
Christopher Cox 55%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 73%
Barbara Cubin 56%
Randall Cunningham 45%
Thomas Daschle 38%
James Davis 55%
Jo Ann Davis 18%
Bill Delahunt 45%
Thomas DeLay 67%
James DeMint 73%
Peter Deutsch 27%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Norm Dicks 73%
John Dingell 36%
Chris Dodd 13%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 91%
John Doolittle 55%
Byron Dorgan 13%
David Dreier 82%
Jennifer Dunn 73%
John Edwards 25%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 73%
Jo Ann Emerson 82%
Philip English 64%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Lane Evans 36%
Terry Everett 40%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 55%
Bob Filner 45%
Peter Fitzgerald 88%
Ernest Fletcher 73%
Mark Foley 45%
Harold Ford, Jr. 55%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 36%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 45%
Elton Gallegly 64%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 18%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 64%
Mark Green 55%
James Greenwood 82%
Judd Gregg 88%
Gilbert Gutknecht 55%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 64%
Tom Harkin 25%
Jane Harman 55%
Melissa Hart 45%
Doc Hastings 64%
Robert Hayes 36%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 40%
Joel Hefley 27%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Baron Hill 64%
Maurice Hinchey 36%
David Lee Hobson 55%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 45%
Pete Hoekstra 36%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 13%
Rush Holt, Jr. 45%
Darlene Hooley 45%
John Nathan Hostettler 60%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 70%
Kenny Hulshof 73%
Duncan Hunter 20%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Henry Hyde 45%
Daniel Inouye 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 64%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 36%
William Jefferson 73%
James Merrill Jeffords 38%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
Christopher John 73%
Nancy Johnson 82%
Tim Johnson 82%
Timothy Johnson 13%
Paul Kanjorski 45%
Ric Keller 73%
Sue Kelly 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 13%
Mark Kennedy 73%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 36%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 40%
Jack Kingston 55%
Gerald Kleczka 45%
Joseph Knollenberg 73%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 91%
Dennis Kucinich 27%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 73%
Nicholas Lampson 55%
Mary Landrieu 63%
Tom Lantos 40%
Tom Latham 91%
Steve LaTourette 50%
James Leach 82%
Carl Levin 13%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 73%
Joe Lieberman 57%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 64%
William Lipinski 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Ken Lucas 64%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 82%
Jim Matheson 73%
Robert Matsui 55%
Carolyn McCarthy 45%
James McCrery III 73%
John McHugh 27%
Scott McInnis 64%
Mike McIntyre 27%
Buck McKeon 73%
Michael McNulty 36%
Gary Miller 64%
George Miller 36%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Jim Moran, Jr. 73%
Jack Murtha 40%
Sue Myrick 64%
Ben Nelson 75%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 82%
Robert William Ney 64%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 9%
James Nussle 82%

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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