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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 14%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 11%
Judy Biggert 70%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 90%
Kit Bond 29%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
John Breaux 86%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 29%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 29%
Herbert Callahan 10%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 70%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 50%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 43%
Merrill Cook 0%
John Cooksey 30%
Jerry Costello 30%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 86%
James Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 20%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 10%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
John Edwards 71%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 30%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 20%
Russ Feingold 71%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 14%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 90%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 56%
William Frist 14%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 30%
John Ganske 20%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 30%
Slade Gorton 29%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 86%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 60%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 40%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 90%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 30%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 40%
Ernest Hollings 43%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 67%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 29%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 10%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
Sue Kelly 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 86%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 90%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 10%
Herb Kohl 71%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Steven Kuykendall 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 30%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 29%
James Leach 90%

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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