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Rating Group: USA Engage

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Barbara Cubin 40%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40%
Randall Cunningham 40%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 40%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 40%
Bill Delahunt 40%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
Thomas DeLay 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 40%
Chris Dodd 40%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 40%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 40%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
Lane Evans 40%
Terry Everett 40%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 40%
Bob Filner 40%
Mark Foley 40%
Bart Gordon 40%
Mark Green 40%
Judd Gregg 40%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 40%
Melissa Hart 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 40%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 40%
Darlene Hooley 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
Henry Hyde 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 40%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 40%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 40%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Sue Kelly 40%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 40%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 40%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
Steve LaTourette 40%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 40%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 40%
John McHugh 40%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 40%
Michael McNulty 40%
Martin Meehan 40%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 40%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 40%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 40%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 40%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 40%
Jack Murtha 40%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 40%
Jim Oberstar 40%
John Olver 40%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 40%
Ron Paul 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 40%
Richard Pombo 40%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 40%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 40%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
Ralph Regula 40%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 40%
Martin Olav Sabo 40%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 40%
Jim Saxton 40%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 40%
Gordon Smith 40%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Hilda Solis 40%
Mark Souder 40%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 40%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 40%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 40%
Ed Towns 40%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 40%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 40%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 40%
John Warner 40%
Mel Watt 40%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 40%
Anthony Weiner 40%
David Weldon 40%
W. Curtis Weldon 40%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 40%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
David Wu 40%
Albert Wynn 40%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Shelley Berkley 20%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
Dan Burton 20%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 20%
Jon Corzine 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
Barney Frank 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
Robert Hayes 20%
Joel Hefley 20%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 20%
Tom Lantos 20%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 20%
Alan Mollohan 20%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
Dave Obey 20%
Major Owens 20%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
Donald Payne 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
Mike Ross 20%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
Pete Stark 20%
Bart Stupak 20%
Tom Tancredo 20%
Charles Taylor 20%
Gene Taylor 20%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
Diane Watson 20%
Robert Wexler 20%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20%
Rob Andrews 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Rothman 0%

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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