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Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice America

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Paul McHale 60%
Norman Sisisky 60%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
Robert Franks 59%
Sue Kelly 59%
Marge Roukema 59%
Bob Etheridge 54%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 54%
Nicholas Lampson 54%
David Minge 54%
Earl Pomeroy 54%
John Spratt, Jr. 54%
John Tanner 54%
W.G. Hefner 52%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 52%
Ben Campbell 51%
Harris Fawell 49%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 49%
John Edward Porter 49%
Robert Byrd 48%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 48%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 47%
Mike Castle 46%
Scott Klug 46%
James Ramstad 46%
Dave Obey 45%
Bart Gordon 44%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Charlie Bass 42%
Robert Clement 42%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
James Leach 42%
Deborah Pryce 42%
James Turner 42%
David Edward Bonior 40%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 39%
William Thomas 38%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 34%
Kent Conrad 34%
Byron Dorgan 34%
Gerald Kleczka 34%
Rick Lazio 34%
Marion Berry 33%
Robert Cramer 33%
David Lee Hobson 32%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 32%
Mark Foley 31%
Tillie Fowler 31%
John Moakley 31%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Thomas Davis III 29%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 29%
Michael McNulty 29%
Dan Miller 26%
Rick White 26%
Patsy Ann Danner 23%
Jim Gibbons 23%
Lee Hamilton 21%
Ralph Regula 21%
Steven Schiff 21%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 21%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 20%
William Roth, Jr. 20%
Gordon Smith 20%
John Warner 20%
Jerry Lewis 19%
Robert Borski, Jr. 18%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
John LaFalce 17%
Thomas Manton 17%
Bob Weygand 17%
John Ganske 16%
George Gekas 16%
Paul Kanjorski 16%
Ronald Klink 16%
James Traficant, Jr. 16%
Judd Gregg 15%
Joseph Skeen 15%
Slade Gorton 14%
Steve LaTourette 13%
Frank Mascara 13%
Scott McInnis 13%
Michael Oxley 13%
Frank Riggs 13%
Timothy Roemer 13%
E.G. Shuster 13%
Bart Stupak 13%
Dennis Kucinich 12%
Sonny Bono 10%
Steve Buyer 10%
Christopher John 10%
Robert William Ney 10%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 10%
Douglas Bereuter 6%
Jon David Fox 6%
Tony Hall 6%
Jack Murtha 6%
John Breaux 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 5%
Wendell Ford 5%
Dick Lugar 5%
Connie Mack 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 5%
Strom Thurmond 5%
Cass Ballenger 3%
Bill Barrett 3%
Herbert Bateman 3%
Herbert Callahan 3%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 3%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 3%
Merrill Cook 3%
Barbara Cubin 3%
Randall Cunningham 3%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 3%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 3%
David Dreier 3%
Vern Ehlers 3%
Thomas Ewing 3%
Elton Gallegly 3%
Porter Goss 3%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 3%
Gilbert Gutknecht 3%
James Hansen 3%
Rick Hill 3%
Thomas Holden 3%
Jay Kim 3%
Joseph Knollenberg 3%
James McCrery III 3%
Joseph McDade 3%
John McHugh 3%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 3%
Alan Mollohan 3%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 3%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 3%
Ronald Packard 3%
Ron Paul 3%
John Peterson 3%
George Radanovich 3%
James Rogan 3%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 3%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 3%
Jim Saxton 3%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 3%
Robert Smith 3%
Floyd Spence 3%
John Sununu 3%
James Walsh 3%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 3%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
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%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Jay Dickey 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%

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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