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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
John Nathan Hostettler 93%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 77%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Henry Hyde 93%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
Daniel Inouye 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 7%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 86%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 7%
William Jefferson 21%
James Merrill Jeffords 63%
William Lewis Jenkins 93%
Christopher John 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 7%
Nancy Johnson 93%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
Tim Johnson 86%
Timothy Johnson 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 8%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 25%
Dale Kildee 7%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 7%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 77%
Jack Kingston 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
Gerald Kleczka 7%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 38%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 14%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 21%
Mary Landrieu 75%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 7%
Tom Lantos 7%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 36%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 14%
Tom Latham 92%
Steve LaTourette 93%
James Leach 86%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 21%
Carl Levin 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 7%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 8%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 18%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
Trent Lott, Sr. 86%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
Ken Lucas 79%
Dick Lugar 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 7%
Don Manzullo 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
Jim Matheson 36%
Robert Matsui 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 38%
Carolyn McCarthy 36%
Karen McCarthy 7%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 88%
James McCrery III 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
John McHugh 93%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 100%
Mike McIntyre 54%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 7%
Martin Meehan 8%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 15%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 14%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 75%
Alan Mollohan 14%
Dennis Moore 36%
Jim Moran, Jr. 23%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 29%
Jack Murtha 36%
Sue Myrick 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
Ben Nelson 63%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 38%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 93%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 14%
John Olver 14%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 14%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
Major Owens 7%
Michael Oxley 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
Ed Pastor 7%
Ron Paul 92%
Donald Payne 7%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 93%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 21%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 7%
Deborah Pryce 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 100%
Jack Quinn 92%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 15%
James Ramstad 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 25%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
Silvestre Reyes 7%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 88%
Jay Rockefeller IV 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
Mike Rogers 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
Mike Ross 36%
Steve Rothman 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 7%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 21%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 7%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 43%
Rick Santorum 88%
Paul Sarbanes 25%
Jim Saxton 93%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
Edward Schrock 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 8%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 93%
Christopher Shays 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 14%
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%

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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