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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Security Council Foundation

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Thomas Reynolds 75%
Jay Rockefeller IV 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Mike Rogers 75%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 25%
Jim Ryun 50%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
Loretta Sanchez 25%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 25%
Rick Santorum 75%
Paul Sarbanes 25%
Jim Saxton 75%
Edward Schrock 75%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Christopher Shays 75%
Donald Sherwood 75%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 75%
Nick Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Vic Snyder 25%
Mark Souder 75%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 25%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 75%
Ted Strickland 25%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 75%
John Sununu 75%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 75%
John Tanner 25%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
William Tauzin II 50%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 25%
Lee Terry 75%
Craig Thomas 75%
William Thomas 50%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
John Tierney 25%
Ed Towns 25%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 25%
James Turner 50%
Mark Udall 25%
David Vitter 75%
George Voinovich 75%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
John Warner 75%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 25%
Henry Waxman 25%
Anthony Weiner 25%
David Weldon 75%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 75%
Robert Wexler 25%
Ed Whitfield 75%
Heather Wilson 75%
Frank Wolf 75%
Lynn Woolsey 25%
David Wu 25%
Albert Wynn 25%
Bill Young 75%

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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