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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice America

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 3%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 77%
Bill Barrett 3%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 42%
Herbert Bateman 3%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 6%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 34%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 94%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 40%
Sonny Bono 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 18%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 77%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
John Breaux 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 94%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 48%
Herbert Callahan 3%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 3%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 51%
Thomas Campbell 86%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Walter Holden Capps 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 46%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 3%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 83%
Robert Clement 42%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 5%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 77%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 68%
Kent Conrad 34%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
Merrill Cook 3%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 33%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 3%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 3%
Alfonse D'Amato 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 23%
Thomas Daschle 65%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 3%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 62%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 34%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 3%
David Dreier 3%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 3%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 39%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 54%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 3%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 49%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 77%
Mark Foley 31%
Michael Patrick Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Wendell Ford 5%
Tillie Fowler 31%
Jon David Fox 6%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 59%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 63%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 3%
John Ganske 16%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 16%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 54%
Jim Gibbons 23%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 92%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 44%
Slade Gorton 14%
Porter Goss 3%
Daniel Graham 77%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 3%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%

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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