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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Concord Coalition

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 58%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 51%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 47%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 21%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 98%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 43%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 58%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 51%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 58%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 2%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 63%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 18%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 36%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 43%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 36%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 94%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 81%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 72%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 27%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 16%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 67%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 31%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 84%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 73%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 55%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 70%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 70%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 43%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 69%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 77%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 55%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 63%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 77%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 43%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 78%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 25%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 54%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 68%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 89%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 2%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 72%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 1%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 87%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 78%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 52%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 37%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 83%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 48%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 53%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 43%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 52%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 97%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 25%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 58%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 69%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 74%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 63%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 69%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 65%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 73%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 77%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Gary Ackerman 78%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 87%
Wayne Allard 43%
George Allen 12%
Thomas Allen 70%
Rob Andrews 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 29%
Brian Baird 63%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
Cass Ballenger 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 88%
Bob Bennett 51%
Douglas Bereuter 54%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 84%
Marion Berry 63%
Judy Biggert 58%
Michael Bilirakis 58%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 8%
John Boehner 38%
Kit Bond 18%
Henry Bonilla 8%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Rick Boucher 43%
Barbara Boxer 31%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 51%
John Breaux 1%
Corrine Brown 43%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Jim Bunning 51%
Conrad Burns 25%
Dan Burton 66%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 47%
Dave Camp 25%
Ben Campbell 5%
Chris Cannon 38%
Eric Cantor 67%
Lois Capps 34%
Brad Carson 8%
Julia Carson 43%
Mike Castle 87%
Saxby Chambliss 25%
Hillary Clinton 58%
Howard Coble 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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