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Bill McCollum's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 86%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 80%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 93%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 13%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 15%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 91%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 84%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 8%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 87%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 11%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 91%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 10%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 90%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 77%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 11%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 11%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 91%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 67%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 27%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 90%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 15%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 93%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 95%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 11%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 11%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 92%

Labor Unions

2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 10%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 16%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 33%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 14%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 23%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 7%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 44%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 0%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 0%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 21%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 25%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 7%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1996 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 5%
1996 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 56%
1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 47%
1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 95%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1995 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 8%
1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 20%
1995 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 10%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1994 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 33%
1994 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1993 National Farmers Union - Positions 33%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1991 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 0%
1989-1990 National Federation of Federal Employees - Positions 21%
1989 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%

Socially Conservative

2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 54%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 54%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 87%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 87%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 68%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 68%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 93%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 93%

Socially Liberal

1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 38%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 38%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 7%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 7%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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.

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