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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2001 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 22%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
Todd Akin 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Richard Armey 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 90%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 90%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 90%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
Charlie Bass 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Shelley Berkley 10%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 70%
Judy Biggert 30%
Michael Bilirakis 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Rod Blagojevich 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
Henry Bonilla 90%
David Edward Bonior 30%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Robert Borski, Jr. 40%
Leonard Boswell 10%
Rick Boucher 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
Ed Bryant 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 90%
Herbert Callahan 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90%
Chris Cannon 90%
Eric Cantor 90%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Brad Carson 40%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 89%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 56%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 90%
Gary Condit 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
John Cooksey 89%
Jerry Costello 70%
Christopher Cox 90%
William Coyne 0%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
Thomas Davis III 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 90%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 60%
David Dreier 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 80%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 90%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
Philip English 70%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Michael Ferguson 70%
Bob Filner 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Ernest Fletcher 90%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 90%
John Ganske 70%
George Gekas 80%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 80%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 70%
Benjamin Gilman 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
Mark Green 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
James Greenwood 40%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 80%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 90%
Tony Hall 70%
James Hansen 90%
Jane Harman 10%
Melissa Hart 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 90%
Robert Hayes 90%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 90%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 90%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 10%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
David Lee Hobson 70%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 70%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 11%
Stephen Horn 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Duncan Hunter 89%
Henry Hyde 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 70%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
William Jefferson 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 90%
Christopher John 89%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
Nancy Johnson 30%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
Tim Johnson 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
Paul Kanjorski 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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