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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

1999 Positions

Issues: Liberal , Liberal , Social , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 27%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 9%
Richard Armey 9%
John Ashcroft 18%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 27%
James Barcia 82%
Robert Barr, Jr. 45%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 27%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman 27%
Max Baucus 82%
Evan Bayh 73%
Bob Bennett 18%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 73%
Marion Berry 73%
Judy Biggert 18%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Rod Blagojevich 91%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 9%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 18%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 73%
John Breaux 82%
Richard Bryan 91%
Ed Bryant 18%
Jim Bunning 18%
Conrad Burns 9%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 27%
Robert Byrd 70%
Herbert Callahan 27%
Ben Campbell 18%
Thomas Campbell 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 27%
Chris Cannon 27%
Julia Carson 80%
Mike Castle 45%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 30%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 91%
Robert Clement 73%
Michael Collins 27%
Larry Combest 27%
Gary Condit 73%
Kent Conrad 82%
Merrill Cook 45%
John Cooksey 30%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 9%
Christopher Cox 9%
William Coyne 82%
Larry Craig 9%
Robert Cramer 73%
Philip Crane 9%
Barbara Cubin 18%
Randall Cunningham 9%
Patsy Ann Danner 73%
Thomas Daschle 82%
James Davis 64%
Thomas Davis III 27%
Bill Delahunt 91%
Thomas DeLay 9%
James DeMint 27%
Peter Deutsch 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 36%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 73%
Julian Dixon 82%
Chris Dodd 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 9%
Calvin Dooley 73%
John Doolittle 9%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 9%
Jennifer Dunn 9%
John Edwards 91%
Chet Edwards 73%
Vern Ehlers 18%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 36%
Philip English 36%
Bob Etheridge 82%
Lane Evans 91%
Terry Everett 18%
Thomas Ewing 18%
Russ Feingold 82%
Bob Filner 82%
Peter Fitzgerald 30%
Ernest Fletcher 9%
Mark Foley 55%
Michael Patrick Forbes 73%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 9%
Tillie Fowler 18%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 55%
William Frist 9%
Jonas Frost III 70%
Elton Gallegly 36%
John Ganske 60%
Sam Gejdenson 82%
George Gekas 9%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 82%
Jim Gibbons 36%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
Paul Gillmor 18%
Benjamin Gilman 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 36%
William Goodling 9%
Bart Gordon 80%
Slade Gorton 9%
Porter Goss 9%
Daniel Graham 82%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Rodney Grams 9%
Mark Green 9%
James Greenwood 45%
Judd Gregg 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 27%
Tony Hall 73%
James Hansen 9%
J. Dennis Hastert 11%
Robert Hayes 27%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 18%
Joel Hefley 40%
Jesse Helms 18%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Baron Hill 73%
Rick Hill 27%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 73%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
David Lee Hobson 10%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 73%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 82%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Darlene Hooley 82%
Stephen Horn 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 18%
Kenny Hulshof 30%
Duncan Hunter 36%
Asa Hutchinson 18%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 9%
Henry Hyde 18%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 20%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 45%
William Lewis Jenkins 27%
Christopher John 56%
Nancy Johnson 22%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Sue Kelly 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Bob Kerrey 82%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
Gerald Kleczka 82%
Ronald Klink 82%
Joseph Knollenberg 9%
Herb Kohl 82%
James Kolbe 9%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Steven Kuykendall 27%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 64%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 73%
Tom Lantos 78%
Stephen Largent 30%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 82%
Rick Lazio 36%
James Leach 45%

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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