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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Security Council Foundation

2002 Positions

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

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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