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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Bread for the World

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kenny Hulshof 67%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 33%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 33%
Christopher John 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Nancy Johnson 67%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
Tim Johnson 67%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Ric Keller 33%
Sue Kelly 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 33%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 67%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 33%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 67%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 33%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 67%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Jerry Lewis 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Ron Lewis 33%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 33%
William Lipinski 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 33%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 33%
Dick Lugar 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
Don Manzullo 33%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
James McCrery III 33%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
John McHugh 67%
Scott McInnis 33%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 33%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 33%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 33%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 33%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 33%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 33%
James Nussle 33%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 67%
Doug Ose 67%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 33%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 33%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
John Peterson 33%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 33%
Todd Platts 33%
Richard Pombo 50%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
Deborah Pryce 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 33%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
James Ramstad 67%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 33%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 33%
Jim Ryun 33%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
Edward Schrock 33%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
John Shadegg 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 67%
Christopher Shays 67%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Donald Sherwood 67%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 33%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 67%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 33%
Ike Skelton 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%

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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