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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice America

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
John Doolittle 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 0%
William Frist 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Newt Gingrich 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 0%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
Jack Kingston 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Stephen Largent 0%
Tom Latham 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 0%
Robert Livingston 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Bill McCollum 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Jack Metcalf 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Mark Neumann 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Michael Pappas 0%
Mike Parker 0%
William Paxon 0%
Edward Pease 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
Glenn Poshard 0%
Jack Quinn 0%
Nick Rahall II 0%
Bill Redmond 0%
Bob Riley 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
John Shadegg 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
Linda Smith 0%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Vincent Snowbarger 0%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Bob Stump 0%
James Talent 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Bill Young 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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