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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Timothy Roemer 75%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 38%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 38%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Thomas Sawyer 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Joe Scarborough 25%
Robert Schaffer 38%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 14%
Christopher Shays 75%
Donald Sherwood 25%
Ronnie Shows 13%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 63%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 14%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Vic Snyder 88%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 57%
Floyd Spence, Sr. 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 25%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 75%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 13%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 13%
John Tanner 29%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin II 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 25%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 13%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 88%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 50%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 13%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 14%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 75%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 13%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 13%
Gerald Weller 25%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 88%
Ed Whitfield 0%
Heather Wilson 38%
Frank Wolf 38%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 83%
Bill Young 13%

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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