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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
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 99%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 99%
Jo Ann Emerson 99%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 99%
Dan Burton 98%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 98%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 96%
Terry Everett 96%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
Joel Hefley 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Duncan Hunter 96%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Douglas Bereuter 95%
Robert Byrd 95%
Larry Combest 95%
Elton Gallegly 95%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 95%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 95%
John Shadegg 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
Michael Bilirakis 94%
John Doolittle 94%
J. Dennis Hastert 94%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
Ric Keller 94%
Cliff Stearns 94%
Zach Wamp 94%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 93%
Jo Ann Davis 93%
Jim Saxton 93%
Charles Stenholm 93%
Charles Taylor 93%
Gene Taylor 93%
Michael Collins 92%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 92%
Cass Ballenger 91%
Christopher Cox 91%
Barbara Cubin 91%
Porter Goss 91%
James Greenwood 91%
Robert Hayes 91%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 91%
John Sullivan 91%
Randall Cunningham 90%
James McCrery III 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
Ron Lewis 88%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 87%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 87%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 87%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 87%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
John Nathan Hostettler 86%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 86%
Charlie Bass 85%
John Peterson 85%
James Talent 85%
John Tanner 85%
William Tauzin 85%
Mark Foley 84%
John Linder 84%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 83%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 83%
Jim Bunning 82%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 82%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 82%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
James Ramstad 81%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 81%
Bill Young 81%
George Allen 80%
Zell Bryan Miller 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
Ernest Hollings 79%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
Jon Corzine 78%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Gilbert Gutknecht 78%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 78%
Richard Pombo 78%
Philip Crane 77%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 76%
William Lipinski 76%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 76%
David Dreier 75%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 74%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 74%
Ralph Regula 74%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 74%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 74%
Christopher Shays 73%
Paul Gillmor 72%
Craig Thomas 72%
Gerald Weller 72%
Steve Buyer 71%
Thomas DeLay 71%
Robert William Ney 71%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ben Nelson 70%
Edward Schrock 70%
Jon Kyl 69%
George Radanovich 69%
David Weldon 69%
Larry Craig 68%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 67%
David Lee Hobson 67%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 66%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
William Lewis Jenkins 66%
James Kolbe 66%
W. Curtis Weldon 66%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 64%
George Voinovich 64%
James DeMint 63%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 63%
Blanche Lincoln 63%
James Nussle 63%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Robert Cramer 62%
Michael Oxley 62%
Donald Sherwood 62%
Mike Castle 61%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 61%
Todd Akin 60%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
John Breaux 60%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 60%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 60%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 59%
Peter Fitzgerald 59%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 59%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 57%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 57%
Brad Carson 57%
Kenny Hulshof 57%
James Merrill Jeffords 57%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 57%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 56%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 56%
James Leach 56%
Dave Obey 56%
John Sununu 56%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 56%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 55%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 55%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Michael Ferguson 55%
Maurice Hinchey 55%
Todd Platts 55%
Denny Rehberg 55%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 55%
Jim Ryun 55%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 55%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 55%
Jerry Lewis 54%
Anne Northup 54%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 53%
Ron Paul 53%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 53%
Rick Boucher 52%
Kent Conrad 52%
Jane Harman 52%
Pete Hoekstra 52%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 52%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 52%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 52%
Conrad Burns 51%
William Thomas 51%
Henry Hyde 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
Don Manzullo 50%
John Sweeney 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 49%
Henry Bonilla 48%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 48%
Mark Green 47%

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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