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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

1989-2002 Lifetime Score

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 60%
Wayne Allard 28%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 37%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Charlie Bass 85%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 35%
Bob Bennett 18%
Douglas Bereuter 95%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 23%
Judy Biggert 37%
Michael Bilirakis 94%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Sherwood Boehlert 26%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 48%
Mary Bono Mack 34%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 52%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
John Breaux 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 59%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 51%
Dan Burton 98%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 95%
Ben Campbell 30%
Chris Cannon 25%
Brad Carson 57%
Julia Carson 31%
Mike Castle 61%
Hillary Clinton 34%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 95%
Kent Conrad 52%
Jon Corzine 78%
Jerry Costello 18%
Christopher Cox 91%
Larry Craig 68%
Robert Cramer 62%
Philip Crane 77%
Barbara Cubin 91%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Thomas Daschle 15%
James Davis 12%
Jo Ann Davis 93%
Thomas Davis III 21%
Bill Delahunt 19%
Thomas DeLay 71%
James DeMint 63%
Peter Deutsch 14%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 20%
Chris Dodd 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 24%
Calvin Dooley 8%
John Doolittle 94%
Byron Dorgan 25%
David Dreier 75%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
John Edwards 17%
Chet Edwards 24%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 99%
Philip English 21%
John Ensign 25%
Bob Etheridge 46%
Lane Evans 6%
Terry Everett 96%
Russ Feingold 23%
Michael Ferguson 55%
Bob Filner 14%
Peter Fitzgerald 59%
Ernest Fletcher 37%
Mark Foley 84%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 37%
Barney Frank 12%
William Frist 23%
Jonas Frost III 11%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 16%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 72%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 99%
Bart Gordon 35%
Porter Goss 91%
Daniel Graham 5%
Mark Green 47%
James Greenwood 91%
Judd Gregg 27%
Gilbert Gutknecht 78%
Jane Harman 52%
Melissa Hart 33%
J. Dennis Hastert 94%
Robert Hayes 91%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 30%
Joel Hefley 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Baron Hill 19%
Maurice Hinchey 55%
David Lee Hobson 67%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 14%
Pete Hoekstra 52%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ernest Hollings 79%
Darlene Hooley 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 86%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 43%
Kenny Hulshof 57%
Duncan Hunter 96%
Kay Hutchison 26%
Henry Hyde 50%
Daniel Inouye 38%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 76%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
William Jefferson 10%
James Merrill Jeffords 57%
William Lewis Jenkins 66%
Christopher John 35%
Nancy Johnson 34%
Tim Johnson 20%
Paul Kanjorski 32%
Ric Keller 94%
Sue Kelly 39%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 17%
Mark Kennedy 33%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 23%
Gerald Kleczka 32%
Joseph Knollenberg 29%
Herb Kohl 23%
James Kolbe 66%
Dennis Kucinich 23%
Jon Kyl 69%
Ray LaHood 33%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
Tom Lantos 22%
Steve LaTourette 23%
Frank Lautenberg 16%
James Leach 56%
Jerry Lewis 54%
Ron Lewis 88%
Joe Lieberman 31%
Blanche Lincoln 63%
John Linder 84%
William Lipinski 76%
Trent Lott, Sr. 32%
Dick Lugar 24%
Don Manzullo 50%
Robert Matsui 5%
Karen McCarthy 38%
James McCrery III 90%
John McHugh 19%
Scott McInnis 34%
Michael McNulty 14%
Martin Meehan 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 20%
Zell Bryan Miller 80%
Alan Mollohan 21%
Dennis Moore 47%
Jack Murtha 29%
Sue Myrick 30%
Ben Nelson 70%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 75%
Robert William Ney 71%
Don Nickles 24%
Anne Northup 54%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 95%
James Nussle 63%
Jim Oberstar 6%
Dave Obey 56%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 4%
Thomas William Osborne 21%
Doug Ose 18%
Major Owens 5%
Michael Oxley 62%
Ron Paul 53%
Donald Payne 6%
John Peterson 85%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 83%
Todd Platts 55%
Richard Pombo 78%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Deborah Pryce 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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