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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 9%
Gary Ackerman 4%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 90%
Wayne Allard 94%
George Allen 88%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 9%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 47%
Evan Bayh 29%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 86%
Shelley Berkley 9%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 27%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 77%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 31%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
John Breaux 58%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 4%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 95%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 95%
Ben Campbell 82%
Chris Cannon 100%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
Brad Carson 59%
Julia Carson 9%
Mike Castle 77%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 35%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 95%
Hillary Clinton 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 22%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 94%
Michael Collins 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
Kent Conrad 11%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 13%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 18%
Barbara Cubin 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
James Davis 18%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 22%
Thomas Davis III 90%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 95%
Peter Deutsch 9%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 76%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76%
Norm Dicks 18%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 18%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 13%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 82%
Calvin Dooley 77%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 11%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 9%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 72%
Jennifer Dunn 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
John Edwards 5%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 4%
Philip English 86%
John Ensign 88%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
Bob Etheridge 27%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
Michael Ferguson 77%
Bob Filner 4%
Peter Fitzgerald 76%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 86%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 95%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 81%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 4%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 9%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 77%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 95%
Daniel Graham 11%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 94%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
Mark Green 95%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 18%
James Greenwood 86%
Judd Gregg 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 4%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 95%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 40%
Melissa Hart 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 81%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 27%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 35%
David Lee Hobson 95%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 4%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 17%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 9%
Darlene Hooley 22%
John Nathan Hostettler 85%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 76%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 9%

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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