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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Philip English 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Porter Goss 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Mark Kennedy 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
James McCrery III 100%
Scott McInnis 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Edward Schrock 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
Bill Young 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 93%
John Doolittle 93%
David Dreier 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
Michael Ferguson 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 93%
John Nathan Hostettler 93%
Henry Hyde 93%
William Lewis Jenkins 93%
Nancy Johnson 93%
Steve LaTourette 93%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 93%
John McHugh 93%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 93%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 93%
Jim Saxton 93%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 93%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 93%

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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