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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 75%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
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 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
John Breaux 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
Brad Carson 100%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
Michael Collins 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
Thomas Davis III 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 50%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
David Lee Hobson 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 25%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%

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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