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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

2001 Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Gary Ackerman 88%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 75%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 63%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 63%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 63%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
Rod Blagojevich 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 88%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 63%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
Ed Bryant 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
Brad Carson 63%
Julia Carson 88%
Mike Castle 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
Eva Clayton 88%
Robert Clement 43%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 88%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
Randall Cunningham 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
James Davis 63%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
Thomas Davis III 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
Bill Delahunt 86%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 63%
David Dreier 13%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 13%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
Philip English 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
Michael Ferguson 13%
Bob Filner 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 13%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 63%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
Jonas Frost III 63%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 13%
George Gekas 25%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 71%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Benjamin Gilman 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 25%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 63%
James Greenwood 13%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 13%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Tony Hall 43%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 75%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 75%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 63%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
David Lee Hobson 13%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 75%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 63%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 88%
Darlene Hooley 75%
Stephen Horn 38%
John Nathan Hostettler 25%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
William Jefferson 71%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 29%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
Nancy Johnson 25%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
Tim Johnson 25%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Paul Kanjorski 63%

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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