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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 29%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 29%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 83%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 71%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 14%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 86%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 14%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 17%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 43%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 71%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 83%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 14%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 83%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 83%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 57%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 57%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 67%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 14%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 86%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%

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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