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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Association of Fire Fighters

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 22%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 22%
Roscoe Bartlett 22%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 22%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 22%
Sherwood Boehlert 78%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 22%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 11%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 22%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 22%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 89%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 44%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 11%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 78%
Philip Crane 13%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 22%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 22%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 78%
Thomas Davis III 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 22%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 11%
James DeMint 11%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 78%
John Doolittle 22%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 89%
David Dreier 22%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 33%
Jennifer Dunn 22%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 56%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
Bob Etheridge 78%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 88%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
Ernest Fletcher 22%
Mark Foley 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 22%
Barney Frank 89%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 44%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 89%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 89%
Jim Gibbons 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 22%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 22%
Bart Gordon 89%
Porter Goss 22%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
Mark Green 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 44%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 25%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 22%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 22%
Joel Hefley 22%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Baron Hill 78%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 89%
David Lee Hobson 22%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 22%
Thomas Holden 89%
Ernest Hollings 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 44%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 33%
Christopher John 56%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Nancy Johnson 33%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 13%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%

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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