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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 63%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 14%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 63%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 86%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Rod Blagojevich 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 13%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 13%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
John Breaux 71%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 29%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 86%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
Ben Campbell 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 38%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 86%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 86%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 71%
Robert Clement 38%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 83%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Cooksey 13%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Thomas Daschle 86%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Norm Dicks 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 86%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 63%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 71%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 38%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 88%
Elton Gallegly 25%
John Ganske 63%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Benjamin Gilman 43%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 63%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 86%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 14%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Tony Hall 88%
James Hansen 13%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 86%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 43%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 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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