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Rating Group: American Security Council Foundation

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 25%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 75%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 75%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 25%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 75%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 50%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%

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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