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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Benefits Council

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 71%
George Allen 71%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 67%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Brian Baird 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 29%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 71%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 71%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Jim Bunning 71%
Conrad Burns 71%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Julia Carson 33%
Mike Castle 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 57%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 67%
Randall Cunningham 100%
James Davis 67%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Bill Delahunt 33%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 33%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 29%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 71%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 33%
Terry Everett 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 71%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 67%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
Mark Green 100%
Judd Gregg 71%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Jane Harman 67%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 33%
Darlene Hooley 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 71%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 57%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 33%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 29%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 71%
Ray LaHood 100%
Tom Lantos 33%
Steve LaTourette 100%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 29%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 43%
Dick Lugar 71%
Don Manzullo 100%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 33%
Michael McNulty 33%
Martin Meehan 33%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 33%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 29%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 33%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Rick Santorum 71%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 33%
Gordon Smith 57%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Vic Snyder 67%
Hilda Solis 33%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 29%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 71%
Ted Strickland 33%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 100%
Tom Tancredo 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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