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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 37%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 53%
Todd Akin 85%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 95%
Thomas Allen 53%
Rob Andrews 32%
Joe Baca, Sr. 42%
Brian Baird 58%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 70%
Evan Bayh 65%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 90%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 37%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Sherwood Boehlert 90%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 95%
Mary Bono Mack 95%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 70%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
John Breaux 79%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
Jim Bunning 95%
Conrad Burns 90%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 94%
Robert Byrd 40%
Ben Campbell 85%
Chris Cannon 94%
Eric Cantor 100%
Brad Carson 75%
Julia Carson 37%
Mike Castle 95%
Hillary Clinton 45%
Michael Collins 85%
Larry Combest 100%
Kent Conrad 45%
Jon Corzine 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 89%
Larry Craig 90%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 94%
Barbara Cubin 88%
Randall Cunningham 89%
Thomas Daschle 58%
James Davis 65%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 84%
Bill Delahunt 39%
Thomas DeLay 95%
James DeMint 90%
Peter Deutsch 45%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 83%
Norm Dicks 60%
Chris Dodd 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 85%
John Doolittle 84%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 55%
Chet Edwards 65%
Vern Ehlers 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
Philip English 95%
John Ensign 95%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 40%
Terry Everett 84%
Russ Feingold 20%
Michael Ferguson 85%
Bob Filner 25%
Peter Fitzgerald 90%
Ernest Fletcher 95%
Mark Foley 95%
Harold Ford, Jr. 63%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 95%
Barney Frank 26%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 35%
Jim Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 94%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 45%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
Bart Gordon 68%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 60%
Mark Green 95%
James Greenwood 95%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 85%
Jane Harman 65%
Melissa Hart 95%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
Joel Hefley 78%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 65%
Maurice Hinchey 30%
David Lee Hobson 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 50%
Pete Hoekstra 85%
Thomas Holden 60%
Ernest Hollings 55%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 82%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Kay Hutchison 95%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 41%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 25%
William Jefferson 58%
James Merrill Jeffords 53%
William Lewis Jenkins 95%
Christopher John 74%
Nancy Johnson 90%
Tim Johnson 85%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 85%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 29%
Mark Kennedy 95%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Dale Kildee 40%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 42%
Gerald Kleczka 35%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
Jon Kyl 90%
Ray LaHood 89%
Nicholas Lampson 55%
Tom Lantos 30%
Steve LaTourette 85%
James Leach 85%
Jerry Lewis 84%
Ron Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 53%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 95%
Don Manzullo 95%
Robert Matsui 35%
Karen McCarthy 40%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 85%
Scott McInnis 95%
Michael McNulty 30%
Martin Meehan 44%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 44%
Zell Bryan Miller 79%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 60%
Jack Murtha 61%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 63%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 95%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 68%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 26%
Dave Obey 26%
John Olver 37%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42%
Thomas William Osborne 90%
Doug Ose 89%
Major Owens 25%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 30%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 90%
Todd Platts 85%
Richard Pombo 85%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Deborah Pryce 100%

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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