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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
Gary Ackerman 67%
Thomas Allen 60%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 44%
Richard Armey 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
Cass Ballenger 50%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 55%
Bill Barrett 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 30%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 44%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 20%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 67%
Marion Berry 50%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Rod Blagojevich 40%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 44%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
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%
George Brown, Jr. 56%
Ed Bryant 30%
Jim Bunning 30%
Dan Burton 40%
Steve Buyer 60%
Herbert Callahan 40%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 55%
Chris Cannon 44%
Julia Carson 70%
Mike Castle 40%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 10%
William Clay, Sr. 80%
Eva Clayton 70%
Robert Clement 50%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 40%
Gary Condit 40%
Merrill Cook 30%
John Cooksey 40%
Jerry Costello 43%
Christopher Cox 40%
William Coyne 70%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 50%
Barbara Cubin 40%
Randall Cunningham 38%
Patsy Ann Danner 30%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 70%
Thomas DeLay 56%
Peter Deutsch 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 60%
Julian Dixon 78%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 40%
David Dreier 30%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
Philip English 30%
Bob Etheridge 30%
Lane Evans 60%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 40%
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%
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%
William Goodling 30%
Bart Gordon 30%
Porter Goss 50%
James Greenwood 55%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Tony Hall 60%
James Hansen 30%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
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%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 30%
Darlene Hooley 40%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Kenny Hulshof 30%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Asa Hutchinson 44%
Henry Hyde 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 38%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80%
William Jefferson 70%
William Lewis Jenkins 30%
Christopher John 22%
Nancy Johnson 30%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
Sue Kelly 30%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Gerald Kleczka 50%
Ronald Klink 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
John LaFalce 70%
Ray LaHood 40%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
Tom Lantos 80%
Stephen Largent 50%
Steve LaTourette 30%
Rick Lazio 30%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Ron Lewis 30%
John Linder 40%
William Lipinski 30%
Robert Livingston 40%
William Luther 50%
James Maloney 30%
Don Manzullo 40%
Matthew Martinez 50%
Frank Mascara 50%
Robert Matsui 60%
Karen McCarthy 50%
Bill McCollum 40%
James McCrery III 44%
John McHugh 30%
Scott McInnis 33%
David McIntosh 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 71%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 67%
Carrie Meek 70%
Jack Metcalf 20%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 80%
Dan Miller 50%
David Minge 70%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 70%
John Moakley 86%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Constance Morella 60%
Jack Murtha 60%
Sue Myrick 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 50%
Robert William Ney 30%
Anne Northup 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 40%
James Nussle 30%
Jim Oberstar 70%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 60%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Major Owens 80%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ronald Packard 30%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 70%
Edward Pease 50%
John Peterson 30%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 30%
Owen Pickett 60%
Richard Pombo 30%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
John Edward Porter 40%

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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