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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Benefits Council

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 20%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Todd Akin 60%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Charlie Bass 40%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Henry Bonilla 60%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 40%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 20%
Dave Camp 60%
Chris Cannon 60%
Eric Cantor 60%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 40%
Saxby Chambliss 60%
Howard Coble 40%
Jerry Costello 20%
Christopher Cox 40%
Robert Cramer 40%
Barbara Cubin 60%
Randall Cunningham 20%
James Davis 40%
Jo Ann Davis 40%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 60%
James DeMint 60%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
John Doolittle 60%
David Dreier 60%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
Philip English 60%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 40%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 60%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 40%
Bart Gordon 20%
Mark Green 60%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
Ralph Hall 40%
Jane Harman 20%
Melissa Hart 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 33%
Doc Hastings 60%
Robert Hayes 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 60%
Joel Hefley 40%
Wally Herger, Jr. 60%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 20%
Rush Holt, Jr. 20%
Darlene Hooley 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 60%
Kenny Hulshof 60%
Duncan Hunter 40%
Henry Hyde 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Tim Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Ric Keller 40%
Sue Kelly 40%
Mark Kennedy 60%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 20%
Jack Kingston 40%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
James Kolbe 60%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Ray LaHood 20%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 40%
Steve LaTourette 40%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Ron Lewis 40%
John Linder 60%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Matheson 40%
Carolyn McCarthy 20%
James McCrery III 40%
John McHugh 40%
Mike McIntyre 20%
Buck McKeon 60%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 20%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 40%
Gary Miller 60%
George Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 40%
Jim Moran, Jr. 20%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 60%
Robert William Ney 40%
Anne Northup 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 40%
James Nussle 40%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 60%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 60%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 40%
Tom Petri 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 40%
Todd Platts 40%
Richard Pombo 60%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Deborah Pryce 20%
George Radanovich 20%
Nick Rahall II 0%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 40%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 40%
Mike Rogers 60%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 20%
Jim Ryun 40%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Jim Saxton 40%
José Serrano 20%
John Shadegg 40%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 60%
Donald Sherwood 40%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 40%
Ike Skelton 20%
Vic Snyder 40%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 40%
Ted Strickland 0%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sullivan 40%
John Sununu 40%
John Sweeney 40%
Tom Tancredo 40%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
Charles Taylor 40%
Gene Taylor 0%
Lee Terry 40%
William Thomas 60%
Todd Tiahrt 60%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 20%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 20%
Mark Udall 20%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 60%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 20%

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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