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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 91%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 36%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman 9%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 9%
Shelley Berkley 91%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 27%
Judy Biggert 45%
Brian Bilbray 64%
Michael Bilirakis 18%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 9%
Sherwood Boehlert 73%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 18%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 70%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36%
John Breaux 80%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 18%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 64%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 9%
Chris Cannon 9%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 64%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 91%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 45%
Michael Collins 9%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 55%
Kent Conrad 33%
Merrill Cook 9%
John Cooksey 40%
Jerry Costello 36%
Paul Coverdell 17%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 18%
Philip Crane 9%
Barbara Cubin 9%
Randall Cunningham 18%
Patsy Ann Danner 45%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 64%
Thomas Davis III 27%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 91%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
Calvin Dooley 73%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
David Dreier 9%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
John Edwards 67%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 18%
Bob Etheridge 45%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 18%
Russ Feingold 83%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 17%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 82%
Michael Patrick Forbes 91%
Harold Ford, Jr. 82%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 18%
Tillie Fowler 18%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 45%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 18%
John Ganske 27%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 91%
Jim Gibbons 18%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 73%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
William Goodling 18%
Bart Gordon 27%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 18%
Daniel Graham 83%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 82%
Judd Gregg 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 55%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 9%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 36%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 91%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 18%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 82%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 36%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Darlene Hooley 91%
Stephen Horn 82%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 44%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Duncan Hunter 9%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 17%
Henry Hyde 9%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 83%
William Lewis Jenkins 9%
Christopher John 27%
Nancy Johnson 73%
Paul Kanjorski 55%
Sue Kelly 73%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 82%
Ronald Klink 91%
Joseph Knollenberg 9%
Herb Kohl 83%
James Kolbe 80%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Steven Kuykendall 55%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 91%
Ray LaHood 18%
Nicholas Lampson 82%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 9%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 18%
James Leach 73%

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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