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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

1989-2001 Lifetime Score

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 85%
Wayne Allard 28%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 43%
Rob Andrews 15%
Richard Armey 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 91%
James Barcia 40%
Robert Barr, Jr. 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
Charlie Bass 88%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 35%
Bob Bennett 18%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 38%
Douglas Bereuter 95%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 13%
Marion Berry 17%
Judy Biggert 48%
Michael Bilirakis 94%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Rod Blagojevich 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 48%
David Edward Bonior 4%
Mary Bono Mack 41%
Robert Borski, Jr. 21%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Rick Boucher 51%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
John Breaux 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
Ed Bryant 88%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 51%
Dan Burton 97%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 95%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Ben Campbell 30%
Chris Cannon 19%
Jean Carnahan 100%
Brad Carson 16%
Julia Carson 37%
Mike Castle 62%
Eva Clayton 7%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 12%
Robert Clement 77%
Hillary Clinton 78%
Michael Collins 94%
Larry Combest 95%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 52%
John Cooksey 97%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 17%
Christopher Cox 91%
William Coyne 8%
Larry Craig 68%
Robert Cramer 63%
Philip Crane 78%
Barbara Cubin 91%
Randall Cunningham 91%
Thomas Daschle 22%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 95%
Thomas Davis III 20%
Bill Delahunt 12%
Thomas DeLay 72%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 13%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 9%
Norm Dicks 18%
Chris Dodd 22%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 24%
Calvin Dooley 8%
John Doolittle 94%
Byron Dorgan 25%
David Dreier 76%
Jennifer Dunn 61%
John Edwards 30%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 82%
Jo Ann Emerson 99%
Philip English 21%
John Ensign 25%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Lane Evans 4%
Terry Everett 96%
Russ Feingold 23%
Michael Ferguson 85%
Bob Filner 13%
Peter Fitzgerald 59%
Ernest Fletcher 48%
Mark Foley 84%
Harold Ford, Jr. 24%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 42%
Barney Frank 12%
William Frist 23%
Jonas Frost III 11%
Elton Gallegly 97%
John Ganske 81%
George Gekas 87%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 16%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 83%
Paul Gillmor 72%
Benjamin Gilman 19%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 99%
Bart Gordon 34%
Porter Goss 92%
Daniel Graham 8%
William Phillip Gramm 38%
Mark Green 63%
James Greenwood 92%
Judd Gregg 27%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 42%
Gilbert Gutknecht 77%
Tony Hall 23%
James Hansen 90%
Jane Harman 52%
Melissa Hart 24%
J. Dennis Hastert 94%
Robert Hayes 90%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 31%
Joel Hefley 96%
Jesse Helms 65%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Baron Hill 14%
Van Hilleary 80%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 47%
Maurice Hinchey 55%
David Lee Hobson 68%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 54%
Thomas Holden 43%
Ernest Hollings 79%
Darlene Hooley 41%
Stephen Horn 97%
John Nathan Hostettler 86%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 43%
Kenny Hulshof 78%
Duncan Hunter 96%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 53%
Kay Hutchison 26%
Henry Hyde 50%
Daniel Inouye 38%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 79%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 9%
William Jefferson 8%
James Merrill Jeffords 57%
William Lewis Jenkins 38%
Christopher John 46%
Nancy Johnson 34%
Tim Johnson 29%
Paul Kanjorski 31%
Ric Keller 85%
Sue Kelly 39%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 20%
Mark Kennedy 36%
Patrick Kennedy 13%
Brian Kerns 96%
Dale Kildee 19%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 21%
Gerald Kleczka 31%
Joseph Knollenberg 29%
Herb Kohl 23%
James Kolbe 67%
Dennis Kucinich 21%
Jon Kyl 69%
John LaFalce 16%
Ray LaHood 33%
Nicholas Lampson 17%
Tom Lantos 22%
Steve LaTourette 23%
James Leach 56%
Jerry Lewis 55%
Ron Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 31%
Blanche Lincoln 63%
John Linder 86%
William Lipinski 76%
Trent Lott, Sr. 32%
Dick Lugar 24%
William Luther 40%
James Maloney 34%
Don Manzullo 50%
Frank Mascara 39%
Robert Matsui 3%
Karen McCarthy 38%
James McCrery III 92%

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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