Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of America

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 29%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 29%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 83%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 50%
John Ashcroft 14%
Henry Scott Baesler 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Cass Ballenger 33%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
Bill Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman 50%
Max Baucus 71%
Bob Bennett 14%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 67%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 57%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
Kit Bond 29%
Henry Bonilla 50%
David Edward Bonior 67%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
John Breaux 71%
George Brown, Jr. 83%
Richard Bryan 57%
Ed Bryant 33%
Dale Bumpers 71%
Jim Bunning 50%
Conrad Burns 29%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 86%
Herbert Callahan 50%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
Chris Cannon 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 67%
John Chafee 43%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 50%
Jon Lynn Christensen 50%
William Clay, Sr. 83%
Eva Clayton 83%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 71%
Robert Clement 50%
Michael Collins 50%
Larry Combest 50%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 86%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 29%
Christopher Cox 50%
William Coyne 83%
Larry Craig 29%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 33%
Barbara Cubin 50%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Alfonse D'Amato 29%
Patsy Ann Danner 67%
Thomas Daschle 86%
James Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 83%
Thomas DeLay 33%
Peter Deutsch 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Jay Dickey 50%
Norm Dicks 83%
Julian Dixon 83%
Chris Dodd 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 29%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 50%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 67%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 50%
Thomas Ewing 67%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 14%
Harris Fawell 67%
Victor Fazio 83%
Russ Feingold 71%
Bob Filner 83%
Mark Foley 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Wendell Ford 86%
Tillie Fowler 67%
Jon David Fox 67%
Barney Frank 83%
Robert Franks 67%
William Frist 29%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 80%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Benjamin Gilman 67%
John Glenn 71%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
William Goodling 50%
Bart Gordon 67%
Slade Gorton 29%
Porter Goss 50%
Daniel Graham 71%
William Phillip Gramm 14%
Rodney Grams 14%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 29%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Tony Hall 67%
Lee Hamilton 83%
James Hansen 50%
Jane Harman 83%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
W.G. Hefner 67%
Jesse Helms 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Rick Hill 33%
Van Hilleary 50%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 67%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 67%
Ernest Hollings 86%
Darlene Hooley 83%
Stephen Horn 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 67%
Kenny Hulshof 67%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Asa Hutchinson 50%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 29%
Kay Hutchison 29%
Henry Hyde 67%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 86%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 83%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Christopher John 67%
Jay Johnson 67%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Sue Kelly 67%
Dirk Kempthorne 29%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 71%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 57%
Dale Kildee 67%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Jay Kim 50%
Gerald Kleczka 83%
Ronald Klink 100%
Scott Klug 67%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 43%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 14%

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.

Skip to top
Back to top