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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

1998-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Harry Reid 35%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
Jay Rockefeller IV 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 28%
Mike Rogers 91%
Mike Ross 82%
Steve Rothman 68%
Jim Ryun 84%
Martin Olav Sabo 12%
Loretta Sanchez 52%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 52%
Rick Santorum 90%
Paul Sarbanes 15%
Jim Saxton 80%
Edward Schrock 91%
John Shadegg 88%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 88%
Christopher Shays 60%
Donald Sherwood 70%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 73%
Ike Skelton 52%
Gordon Smith 70%
Nick Smith 68%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 44%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 68%
Pete Stark 32%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 72%
Ted Stevens 80%
Ted Strickland 48%
Bart Stupak 48%
John Sullivan 71%
John Sununu 84%
John Sweeney 85%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 64%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
William Tauzin II 88%
Charles Taylor 96%
Gene Taylor 84%
Lee Terry 75%
Craig Thomas 75%
William Thomas 76%
Todd Tiahrt 88%
John Tierney 24%
Ed Towns 32%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 25%
James Turner 68%
Mark Udall 30%
David Vitter 83%
George Voinovich 75%
James Walsh 72%
Zach Wamp 84%
John Warner 70%
Diane Watson 40%
Mel Watt 12%
Henry Waxman 40%
Anthony Weiner 25%
David Weldon 96%
W. Curtis Weldon 84%
Gerald Weller 80%
Robert Wexler 56%
Ed Whitfield 72%
Heather Wilson 77%
Frank Wolf 100%
Lynn Woolsey 28%
David Wu 45%
Albert Wynn 32%
Bill Young 96%

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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