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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Crime
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 60%
Gary Ackerman 67%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 30%
Thomas Allen 60%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 44%
Richard Armey 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 50%
Cass Ballenger 50%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 55%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 70%
Bill Barrett 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 30%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 60%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 44%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 20%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 67%
Marion Berry 50%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
Rod Blagojevich 40%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 44%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Henry Bonilla 38%
David Edward Bonior 70%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 40%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 44%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 77%
George Brown, Jr. 56%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
Ed Bryant 30%
Jim Bunning 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 40%
Dan Burton 40%
Steve Buyer 60%
Herbert Callahan 40%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 40%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 55%
Chris Cannon 44%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
Julia Carson 70%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 30%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 10%
William Clay, Sr. 80%
Eva Clayton 70%
Robert Clement 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 40%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 40%
Gary Condit 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 30%
John Cooksey 40%
Jerry Costello 43%
Christopher Cox 40%
William Coyne 70%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 30%
Barbara Cubin 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 70%
Randall Cunningham 38%
Patsy Ann Danner 30%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 70%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 70%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 70%
Bill Delahunt 70%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
Thomas DeLay 56%
Peter Deutsch 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 60%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
Julian Dixon 78%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 60%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 40%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
David Dreier 30%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 60%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
Philip English 30%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70%
Bob Etheridge 30%
Lane Evans 60%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 40%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
Bob Filner 77%
Mark Foley 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25%
Tillie Fowler 50%
Barney Frank 77%
Robert Franks 40%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
Jonas Frost III 40%
Elton Gallegly 30%
John Ganske 30%
Sam Gejdenson 50%
George Gekas 40%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 44%
Jim Gibbons 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 30%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 30%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 30%
William Goodling 30%
Bart Gordon 30%
Porter Goss 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 40%
James Greenwood 55%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 55%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
Tony Hall 60%
James Hansen 30%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 44%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 40%
Joel Hefley 40%
Wally Herger, Jr. 30%
Rick Hill 30%
Van Hilleary 30%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 78%
Maurice Hinchey 70%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 30%
Darlene Hooley 40%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 44%
Kenny Hulshof 30%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Asa Hutchinson 44%
Henry Hyde 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 38%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 70%
William Jefferson 70%
William Lewis Jenkins 30%
Christopher John 22%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 70%
Nancy Johnson 30%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 30%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 55%
Sue Kelly 30%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 30%
Gerald Kleczka 50%
Ronald Klink 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
James Kolbe 50%

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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