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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 30%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 89%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
Cass Ballenger 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 22%
Evan Bayh 22%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
Bob Bennett 89%
Douglas Bereuter 70%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 11%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 78%
Henry Bonilla 90%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 30%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
John Breaux 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 89%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 90%
Robert Byrd 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 90%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 11%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 22%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 11%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
Hillary Clinton 11%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 67%
Michael Collins 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Larry Combest 60%
Kent Conrad 22%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Jon Corzine 11%
Jerry Costello 70%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 56%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
Barbara Cubin 90%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Thomas Daschle 22%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
James Davis 40%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
Thomas Davis III 90%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
Bill Delahunt 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 78%
Calvin Dooley 20%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 22%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
John Edwards 11%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
Philip English 80%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
Russ Feingold 11%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 11%
Michael Ferguson 80%
Bob Filner 10%
Peter Fitzgerald 78%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Ernest Fletcher 90%
Mark Foley 60%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 90%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 90%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 20%
Jim Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 90%
Daniel Graham 11%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 10%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 11%
Jane Harman 30%
Melissa Hart 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 89%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 90%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 30%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 30%
David Lee Hobson 90%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 10%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ernest Hollings 22%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
Darlene Hooley 30%

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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