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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 11%
Rob Andrews 33%
Richard Armey 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Brian Baird 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 56%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 17%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 13%
Douglas Bereuter 78%
Shelley Berkley 44%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Rod Blagojevich 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 78%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 11%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 11%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 22%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
John Breaux 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Jean Carnahan 50%
Brad Carson 44%
Julia Carson 11%
Mike Castle 78%
Eva Clayton 11%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 50%
Robert Clement 56%
Hillary Clinton 17%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 17%
John Cooksey 100%
Jon Corzine 17%
Jerry Costello 22%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 13%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 89%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 17%
James Davis 11%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Bill Delahunt 11%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 89%
Norm Dicks 11%
Chris Dodd 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 56%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 17%
David Dreier 89%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 17%
Chet Edwards 11%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 83%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 11%
Terry Everett 100%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 89%
Bob Filner 11%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 22%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 11%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 88%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 11%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 88%
Benjamin Gilman 78%
Charlie Gonzalez 11%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 67%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
William Phillip Gramm 80%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 78%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Tony Hall 14%
James Hansen 100%
Jane Harman 44%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 11%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 22%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
David Lee Hobson 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 11%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 11%
Ernest Hollings 33%
Darlene Hooley 33%
Stephen Horn 89%
John Nathan Hostettler 89%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 75%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Henry Hyde 89%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 89%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 22%
William Jefferson 22%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 89%
Christopher John 56%
Nancy Johnson 89%
Tim Johnson 89%
Paul Kanjorski 22%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 17%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 14%
Brian Kerns 100%
Dale Kildee 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Gerald Kleczka 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 33%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 11%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 22%
Tom Lantos 11%
Steve LaTourette 89%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 11%
James Maloney 44%
Don Manzullo 100%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 11%
Karen McCarthy 11%

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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