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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 35%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 91%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 30%
Rob Andrews 41%
Richard Armey 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 48%
Brian Baird 41%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 95%
James Barcia 43%
Bob Barr, Jr. 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 78%
Charlie Bass 91%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 52%
Douglas Bereuter 91%
Shelley Berkley 43%
Howard Berman 36%
Marion Berry 43%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 91%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Rod Blagojevich 35%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
Kit Bond 93%
Henry Bonilla 96%
David Edward Bonior 27%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 35%
Leonard Boswell 48%
Rick Boucher 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 52%
John Breaux 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 93%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 87%
Steve Buyer 96%
Robert Byrd 21%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 85%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Jean Carnahan 57%
Brad Carson 70%
Julia Carson 35%
Mike Castle 83%
Eva Clayton 35%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 64%
Robert Clement 64%
Hillary Clinton 43%
Michael Collins 91%
Larry Combest 96%
Gary Condit 48%
Kent Conrad 50%
John Cooksey 100%
Jon Corzine 36%
Jerry Costello 48%
Christopher Cox 91%
William Coyne 32%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 82%
Philip Crane 96%
Barbara Cubin 93%
Randall Cunningham 96%
Thomas Daschle 43%
James Davis 48%
Jo Ann Davis 83%
Thomas Davis III 90%
Bill Delahunt 26%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 43%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
Norm Dicks 50%
Chris Dodd 36%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 77%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 95%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 91%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 91%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
Philip English 95%
John Ensign 93%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Lane Evans 27%
Terry Everett 87%
Russ Feingold 29%
Michael Ferguson 87%
Bob Filner 22%
Peter Fitzgerald 71%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 91%
Harold Ford, Jr. 55%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 22%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 86%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 30%
Jim Gibbons 96%
Wayne Gilchrest 87%
Paul Gillmor 96%
Benjamin Gilman 59%
Charlie Gonzalez 43%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 83%
Bart Gordon 65%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 36%
William Phillip Gramm 92%
Mark Green 96%
James Greenwood 91%
Judd Gregg 100%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 91%
Gilbert Gutknecht 83%
Tony Hall 36%
James Hansen 91%
Jane Harman 52%
Melissa Hart 96%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 87%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 87%
Joel Hefley 74%
Jesse Helms 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Baron Hill 50%
Van Hilleary 86%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 48%
Maurice Hinchey 26%
David Lee Hobson 96%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 35%
Pete Hoekstra 91%
Thomas Holden 41%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Darlene Hooley 43%
Stephen Horn 86%
John Nathan Hostettler 85%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 82%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 93%
Kay Hutchison 85%
Henry Hyde 96%
Daniel Inouye 43%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 23%
William Jefferson 70%
James Merrill Jeffords 64%
William Lewis Jenkins 87%
Christopher John 83%
Nancy Johnson 87%
Tim Johnson 74%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 91%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 38%
Mark Kennedy 91%
Patrick Kennedy 32%
Brian Kerns 91%
Dale Kildee 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 39%
Gerald Kleczka 43%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 54%
James Kolbe 96%
Dennis Kucinich 17%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 27%
Ray LaHood 86%
Nicholas Lampson 48%
Tom Lantos 30%
Steve LaTourette 77%
James Leach 78%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 96%
Joe Lieberman 43%
Blanche Lincoln 79%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 85%
Ken Lucas 91%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 29%
James Maloney 57%
Don Manzullo 96%
Frank Mascara 48%
Robert Matsui 35%

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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