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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 14%
George Allen 14%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 71%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 17%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 83%
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 83%
John Breaux 29%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 14%
Conrad Burns 29%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 57%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33%
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 83%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 57%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 57%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 14%
Michael Collins 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
Kent Conrad 71%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 14%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 67%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
Thomas Davis III 17%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
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 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 14%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 67%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 33%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 71%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 67%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 17%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
John Edwards 71%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 43%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 83%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Russ Feingold 86%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 17%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 17%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 67%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 71%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 14%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
James Greenwood 17%
Judd Gregg 29%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 83%
Gilbert Gutknecht 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 86%
Jane Harman 67%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 14%
Robert Hayes 17%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 17%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 67%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 83%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 67%
Ernest Hollings 71%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 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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