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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Concerned Women for America

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 14%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 86%
Gordon Smith 88%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 93%
Nick Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 34%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 17%
Mark Souder 93%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 45%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
Pete Stark 19%
Cliff Stearns 97%
Charles Stenholm 72%
Ted Stevens 62%
Ted Strickland 34%
Bart Stupak 57%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 86%
John Sweeney 71%
Tom Tancredo 97%
John Tanner 67%
Ellen Tauscher 24%
William Tauzin II 90%
Charles Taylor 96%
Gene Taylor 82%
Lee Terry 86%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 69%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 93%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 90%
John Tierney 14%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
Ed Towns 27%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 21%
James Turner 62%
Mark Udall 21%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 19%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 35%
David Vitter 93%
George Voinovich 88%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 76%
James Walsh 76%
Zach Wamp 86%
John Warner 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
Diane Watson 29%
Mel Watt 12%
Henry Waxman 14%
Anthony Weiner 14%
David Weldon 97%
W. Curtis Weldon 76%
Gerald Weller 90%
Robert Wexler 14%
Ed Whitfield 89%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
Heather Wilson 79%
Frank Wolf 86%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
David Wu 34%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
Albert Wynn 31%
Bill Young 86%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 97%

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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