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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James Maloney 44%
Don Manzullo 100%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 11%
Karen McCarthy 11%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 88%
Scott McInnis 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 11%
Michael McNulty 11%
Martin Meehan 11%
Carrie Meek 13%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 13%
Dan Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 67%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 11%
Alan Mollohan 11%
Dennis Moore 33%
Constance Morella 44%
Frank Murkowski 80%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 89%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 13%
Dave Obey 11%
John Olver 11%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 22%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 100%
Major Owens 11%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 11%
John Peterson 100%
David Phelps 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 11%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 88%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Bob Riley 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 11%
Ciro Rodriguez 13%
Timothy Roemer 33%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 11%
Marge Roukema 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 11%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 44%
Rick Santorum 83%
Paul Sarbanes 17%
Jim Saxton 89%
Robert Schaffer 100%
Edward Schrock 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 89%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Ronnie Shows 67%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 83%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 11%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 22%
Pete Stark 11%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 44%
Ted Stevens 83%
Ted Strickland 11%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 14%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 33%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 33%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 89%
Fred Thompson 83%
Karen Thurman 11%
Strom Thurmond 83%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Robert Torricelli 50%
Ed Towns 25%
James Traficant, Jr. 89%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 11%
James Turner 33%
George Voinovich 83%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 83%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 11%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 11%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 89%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 17%
Robert Wexler 11%
Heather Wilson 100%
Lynn Woolsey 11%
David Wu 11%
Albert Wynn 25%
Bill Young 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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