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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 5%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 95%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 15%
Cass Ballenger 90%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 15%
Bill Barrett 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
Charlie Bass 75%
Herbert Bateman 85%
Max Baucus 30%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
Bob Bennett 80%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 20%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 30%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 20%
Brian Bilbray 65%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
Rod Blagojevich 15%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 95%
Kit Bond 75%
Henry Bonilla 85%
David Edward Bonior 5%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
Robert Borski, Jr. 15%
Leonard Boswell 45%
Rick Boucher 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 9%
John Breaux 15%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95%
Richard Bryan 20%
Ed Bryant 95%
Conrad Burns 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 90%
Robert Byrd 10%
Herbert Callahan 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 85%
Ben Campbell 80%
Thomas Campbell 65%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
Chris Cannon 65%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 80%
William Clay, Sr. 5%
Eva Clayton 20%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 25%
Robert Clement 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
Michael Collins 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
Larry Combest 90%
Gary Condit 35%
Kent Conrad 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
Merrill Cook 85%
John Cooksey 80%
Jerry Costello 25%
Paul Coverdell 95%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 15%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
Randall Cunningham 85%
Patsy Ann Danner 35%
Thomas Daschle 15%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
James Davis 30%
Thomas Davis III 85%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
Bill Delahunt 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Peter Deutsch 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
Jay Dickey 95%
Norm Dicks 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 5%
Julian Dixon 10%
Chris Dodd 20%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 15%
David Dreier 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 85%
Jennifer Dunn 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
Philip English 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
Bob Etheridge 30%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 90%
Thomas Ewing 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
Russ Feingold 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
Bob Filner 5%
Mark Foley 80%
Michael Patrick Forbes 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 80%
Barney Frank 15%
Robert Franks 65%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
William Frist 85%
Jonas Frost III 20%
Elton Gallegly 80%
John Ganske 65%
Sam Gejdenson 10%
George Gekas 85%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 10%
Jim Gibbons 85%
Wayne Gilchrest 65%
Paul Gillmor 75%
Benjamin Gilman 45%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 70%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
William Goodling 85%
Bart Gordon 25%
Slade Gorton 65%
Porter Goss 80%
Daniel Graham 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
William Phillip Gramm 85%
Rodney Grams 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
James Greenwood 65%
Judd Gregg 85%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 85%
Tony Hall 20%
James Hansen 95%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 95%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 95%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 90%
Jesse Helms 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Rick Hill 85%
Van Hilleary 80%

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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