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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 73%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 27%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 73%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 73%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 47%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 77%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 73%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 73%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 27%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 36%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 23%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 73%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 27%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 87%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 53%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 27%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 87%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 73%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 53%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 47%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 47%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 87%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 87%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 86%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 27%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 47%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 47%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 73%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 73%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 13%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 27%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 20%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 73%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 80%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 27%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 80%
Neil Abercrombie 87%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 33%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Wayne Allard 27%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 27%
John Ashcroft 33%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 27%
Cass Ballenger 33%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Bill Barrett 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 43%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman 27%
Max Baucus 86%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 73%
Brian Bilbray 53%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Rod Blagojevich 73%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 13%
Henry Bonilla 40%
David Edward Bonior 87%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 87%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
John Breaux 73%
Richard Bryan 87%
Ed Bryant 33%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 13%
Dan Burton 36%
Steve Buyer 40%
Robert Byrd 73%
Herbert Callahan 33%
Dave Camp 33%
Ben Campbell 27%
Thomas Campbell 53%
Chris Cannon 21%
Julia Carson 87%
Mike Castle 40%
John Chafee 47%
Saxby Chambliss 29%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 53%
William Clay, Sr. 85%
Eva Clayton 87%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 73%
Robert Clement 80%
Howard Coble 43%
Thomas Coburn 36%
Michael Collins 27%

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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