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2001 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 17%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 60%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 33%
Butch Otter 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 83%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 17%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Deborah Pryce 83%
Adam Putnam 0%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 17%
Nick Rahall II 33%
James Ramstad 17%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 100%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 50%
Mike Rogers 0%
Dana Rohrabacher 17%
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 67%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 0%
Ed Royce 0%
Paul Ryan 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Rick Santorum 20%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Thomas Sawyer 100%
Jim Saxton 17%
Robert Schaffer 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
Jeff Sessions III 0%
Pete Sessions 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Ronnie Shows 0%
Bill Shuster 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 83%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 50%
Louise Slaughter 100%
Gordon Smith 80%
Lamar Smith 0%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 83%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 17%
John Tanner 17%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin II 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 33%
Fred Thompson 20%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Pat Tiberi 17%
State Office Name Party Rating
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 17%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 60%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 33%
Butch Otter 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 83%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 17%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Deborah Pryce 83%
Adam Putnam 0%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 17%
Nick Rahall II 33%
James Ramstad 17%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 100%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 50%
Mike Rogers 0%
Dana Rohrabacher 17%
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 67%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 0%
Ed Royce 0%
Paul Ryan 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Rick Santorum 20%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Thomas Sawyer 100%
Jim Saxton 17%
Robert Schaffer 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
Jeff Sessions III 0%
Pete Sessions 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Ronnie Shows 0%
Bill Shuster 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 83%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 50%
Louise Slaughter 100%
Gordon Smith 80%
Lamar Smith 0%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 83%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 17%
John Tanner 17%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin II 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 33%
Fred Thompson 20%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Pat Tiberi 17%
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