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Rating Group: American Security Council Foundation

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 75%
Denny Rehberg 75%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 25%
Jim Ryun 50%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 25%
Rick Santorum 75%
Paul Sarbanes 25%
Jim Saxton 75%
Edward Schrock 75%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Christopher Shays 75%
Donald Sherwood 75%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 75%
Nick Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Vic Snyder 25%
Hilda Solis 25%
Mark Souder 75%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 25%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 75%
Ted Strickland 25%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 75%
John Sununu 75%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 75%
John Tanner 25%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
William Tauzin 50%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 25%
Craig Thomas 75%
William Thomas 50%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
Ed Towns 25%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 25%
James Turner 50%
George Voinovich 75%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
John Warner 75%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 25%
Anthony Weiner 25%
David Weldon 75%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 75%
Robert Wexler 25%
Heather Wilson 75%
Lynn Woolsey 25%
David Wu 25%
Albert Wynn 25%
Bill Young 75%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
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%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 25%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 25%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 25%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 25%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 25%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
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%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins 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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