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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vietnam Veterans of America

2001 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Gary Ackerman 44%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 77%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 84%
Todd Akin 77%
Wayne Allard 69%
George Allen 76%
Thomas Allen 55%
Rob Andrews 77%
Richard Armey 77%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 77%
Brian Baird 77%
Richard Hugh Baker 77%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 77%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 44%
Cass Ballenger 77%
James Barcia 77%
Bob Barr, Jr. 77%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 66%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 77%
Charlie Bass 88%
Max Baucus 76%
Evan Bayh 84%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 55%
Bob Bennett 69%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 88%
Douglas Bereuter 66%
Shelley Berkley 77%
Howard Berman 66%
Marion Berry 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 84%
Judy Biggert 77%
Michael Bilirakis 77%
Jeff Bingaman 84%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 77%
Rod Blagojevich 66%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 66%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 77%
Sherwood Boehlert 77%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 77%
Kit Bond 69%
Henry Bonilla 77%
David Edward Bonior 55%
Mary Bono Mack 77%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 77%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 77%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 69%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 77%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 66%
John Breaux 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 77%
Henry Brown, Jr. 77%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 69%
Ed Bryant 77%
Jim Bunning 61%
Conrad Burns 69%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
Dan Burton 77%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 77%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 77%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 77%
Ben Campbell 76%
Chris Cannon 66%
Eric Cantor 77%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 92%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 66%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 66%
Jean Carnahan 76%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 92%
Brad Carson 77%
Julia Carson 66%
Mike Castle 66%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 55%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 84%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 77%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 66%
Eva Clayton 77%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 61%
Robert Clement 77%
Hillary Clinton 92%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 77%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 76%
Michael Collins 66%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 61%
Larry Combest 77%
Gary Condit 66%
Kent Conrad 92%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 66%
John Cooksey 77%
Jon Corzine 84%
Jerry Costello 66%
Christopher Cox 66%
William Coyne 77%
Larry Craig 76%
Robert Cramer 66%
Philip Crane 77%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 77%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 77%
Barbara Cubin 55%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 77%
Randall Cunningham 77%
Thomas Daschle 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 66%
James Davis 77%
Jo Ann Davis 77%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 66%
Thomas Davis III 66%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 55%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 66%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 77%
Bill Delahunt 66%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 66%
Thomas DeLay 77%
James DeMint 77%
Peter Deutsch 66%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 69%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Norm Dicks 77%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 77%
Chris Dodd 76%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 66%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 69%
Calvin Dooley 77%
John Doolittle 77%
Byron Dorgan 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 77%
David Dreier 77%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 77%
Jennifer Dunn 77%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 76%
John Edwards 84%
Chet Edwards 77%
Vern Ehlers 77%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 77%
Jo Ann Emerson 77%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 77%
Philip English 66%
John Ensign 53%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 66%
Bob Etheridge 77%
Lane Evans 77%
Terry Everett 77%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 66%
Russ Feingold 69%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
Michael Ferguson 77%
Bob Filner 55%
Peter Fitzgerald 69%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 66%
Ernest Fletcher 77%
Mark Foley 77%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 66%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 77%
Barney Frank 66%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 77%
William Frist 76%
Jonas Frost III 77%
Elton Gallegly 77%
John Ganske 77%
George Gekas 77%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 55%
Jim Gibbons 66%
Wayne Gilchrest 66%
Paul Gillmor 77%
Benjamin Gilman 77%
Charlie Gonzalez 77%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 77%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 77%
Bart Gordon 88%
Porter Goss 77%
Daniel Graham 92%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 77%
William Phillip Gramm 53%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 77%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 61%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 77%
Mark Green 77%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 77%
James Greenwood 77%
Judd Gregg 76%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 77%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 55%
Gilbert Gutknecht 77%

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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