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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 67%
Richard Armey 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 58%
Spencer Bachus 17%
Brian Baird 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 8%
Cass Ballenger 8%
James Barcia 58%
Bob Barr, Jr. 8%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Charlie Bass 8%
Max Baucus 82%
Evan Bayh 73%
Bob Bennett 30%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Shelley Berkley 58%
Howard Berman 75%
Marion Berry 42%
Judy Biggert 17%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Rod Blagojevich 58%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Kit Bond 27%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Robert Borski, Jr. 67%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 73%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 64%
Ed Bryant 8%
Jim Bunning 36%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 91%
Herbert Callahan 8%
Dave Camp 25%
Ben Campbell 27%
Chris Cannon 8%
Julia Carson 82%
Mike Castle 33%
Lincoln Chafee 82%
Saxby Chambliss 8%
Eva Clayton 67%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 73%
Robert Clement 58%
Howard Coble 25%
Michael Collins 17%
Larry Combest 8%
Gary Condit 58%
Kent Conrad 80%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 75%
Christopher Cox 17%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 18%
Robert Cramer 33%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 17%
Randall Cunningham 9%
Thomas Daschle 80%
James Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 9%
Bill Delahunt 82%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 17%
Peter Deutsch 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 75%
Chris Dodd 82%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 8%
Jennifer Dunn 8%
John Edwards 82%
Chet Edwards 58%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Philip English 33%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 10%
Russ Feingold 82%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 45%
Ernest Fletcher 25%
Mark Foley 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 18%
Barney Frank 92%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 58%
Elton Gallegly 8%
John Ganske 50%
George Gekas 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 9%
Benjamin Gilman 18%
Charlie Gonzalez 58%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
Bart Gordon 58%
Porter Goss 8%
Daniel Graham 64%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Mark Green 17%
James Greenwood 18%
Judd Gregg 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 27%
Charles Hagel 27%
Ralph Hall 25%
Tony Hall 75%
James Hansen 8%
Tom Harkin 91%
J. Dennis Hastert 20%
Doc Hastings 8%
Robert Hayes 17%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 17%
Jesse Helms 11%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 50%
Van Hilleary 25%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 75%
Maurice Hinchey 91%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Joseph Hoeffel 67%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 58%
Ernest Hollings 91%
Rush Holt, Jr. 75%
Darlene Hooley 67%
Stephen Horn 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 17%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 17%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Henry Hyde 17%
Daniel Inouye 78%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 27%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 45%
William Lewis Jenkins 8%
Christopher John 42%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Timothy Johnson 73%
Paul Kanjorski 58%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Dale Kildee 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 92%
Jack Kingston 8%
Gerald Kleczka 92%
Joseph Knollenberg 8%
Herb Kohl 73%
James Kolbe 8%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 9%
John LaFalce 58%
Ray LaHood 25%
Nicholas Lampson 58%
Mary Landrieu 64%
Tom Lantos 67%
Stephen Largent 17%
Tom Latham 17%
Steve LaTourette 33%
James Leach 45%
Carl Levin 82%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 8%
Joe Lieberman 78%
Blanche Lincoln 64%
John Linder 8%
William Lipinski 64%
Trent Lott, Sr. 27%
Ken Lucas 33%
Dick Lugar 27%
William Luther 83%
James Maloney 42%
Don Manzullo 17%
Frank Mascara 67%
Robert Matsui 75%

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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