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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Security Council Foundation

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
Todd Akin 75%
Wayne Allard 75%
George Allen 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Charlie Bass 75%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Bennett 75%
Douglas Bereuter 75%
Judy Biggert 75%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
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%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
John Breaux 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
Jim Bunning 75%
Conrad Burns 75%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
Chris Cannon 75%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
Mike Castle 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 75%
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%
Christopher Cox 75%
Larry Craig 75%
Philip Crane 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
Barbara Cubin 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
Thomas DeLay 75%
James DeMint 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
John Doolittle 75%
David Dreier 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
Jennifer Dunn 75%
John Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
Terry Everett 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
Mark Foley 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
William Frist 75%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
Porter Goss 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
James Greenwood 75%
Judd Gregg 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 75%
Melissa Hart 75%
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%
David Lee Hobson 75%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Henry Hyde 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
Nancy Johnson 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
Tim Johnson 75%
Ric Keller 75%
Sue Kelly 75%
Mark Kennedy 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 75%
Jon Kyl 75%
Ray LaHood 75%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 75%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Jerry Lewis 75%
Ron Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
Trent Lott, Sr. 75%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
Dick Lugar 75%
Don Manzullo 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
James McCrery III 75%
John McHugh 75%
Scott McInnis 75%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
Zell Bryan Miller 75%
Sue Myrick 75%
Ben Nelson 75%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 75%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 75%
Robert William Ney 75%
Don Nickles 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 75%
James Nussle 75%
Thomas William Osborne 75%
Doug Ose 75%
Michael Oxley 75%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 75%
John Peterson 75%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 75%
Richard Pombo 75%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 75%
Jack Quinn 75%
George Radanovich 75%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 75%
Denny Rehberg 75%
Thomas Reynolds 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 75%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
Rick Santorum 75%
Jim Saxton 75%
Edward Schrock 75%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Christopher Shays 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
Donald Sherwood 75%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
Gordon Smith 75%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 75%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Mark Souder 75%
Arlen Specter 75%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Ted Stevens 75%
John Sullivan 75%
John Sununu 75%
Tom Tancredo 75%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 75%
Craig Thomas 75%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 75%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 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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