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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 90%
Wayne Allard 94%
George Allen 88%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Brian Baird 9%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 47%
Evan Bayh 29%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 86%
Shelley Berkley 9%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 27%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 77%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 31%
John Breaux 58%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 93%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 5%
Ben Campbell 82%
Chris Cannon 100%
Brad Carson 59%
Julia Carson 9%
Mike Castle 77%
Hillary Clinton 5%
Michael Collins 95%
Kent Conrad 11%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 13%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 94%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 5%
James Davis 18%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
Thomas Davis III 90%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 95%
Peter Deutsch 9%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76%
Norm Dicks 18%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 82%
Calvin Dooley 77%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 11%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 90%
John Edwards 5%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
Philip English 86%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 27%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 95%
Russ Feingold 5%
Michael Ferguson 77%
Bob Filner 4%
Peter Fitzgerald 76%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 95%
Barney Frank 0%
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%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 95%
Daniel Graham 11%
Mark Green 95%
James Greenwood 86%
Judd Gregg 88%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
Jane Harman 40%
Melissa Hart 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 81%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 27%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
David Lee Hobson 95%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 4%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 17%
Darlene Hooley 22%
John Nathan Hostettler 85%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 76%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 90%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 86%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 40%
James Merrill Jeffords 17%
William Lewis Jenkins 90%
Christopher John 68%
Nancy Johnson 77%
Tim Johnson 72%
Paul Kanjorski 18%
Ric Keller 95%
Sue Kelly 81%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 90%
Patrick Kennedy 4%
Dale Kildee 9%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Gerald Kleczka 4%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 25%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 86%
Nicholas Lampson 27%
Tom Lantos 4%
Steve LaTourette 77%
James Leach 68%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Blanche Lincoln 47%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 94%
Don Manzullo 90%
Robert Matsui 4%
Karen McCarthy 9%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 77%
Scott McInnis 90%
Michael McNulty 9%
Martin Meehan 10%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 4%
Zell Bryan Miller 76%
Alan Mollohan 18%
Dennis Moore 27%
Jack Murtha 28%
Sue Myrick 90%
Ben Nelson 64%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 95%
Robert William Ney 85%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 80%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 31%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 95%
Major Owens 4%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 63%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 90%
Todd Platts 86%
Richard Pombo 90%
Earl Pomeroy 22%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 73%
George Radanovich 95%

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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