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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Concerned Women for America

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 75%
Gary Ackerman 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 75%
Richard Armey 75%
John Ashcroft 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 25%
Cass Ballenger 50%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 67%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 50%
Bill Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Charlie Bass 75%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
Bob Bennett 75%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 75%
Kit Bond 75%
Henry Bonilla 75%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 33%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
George Brown, Jr. 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 75%
Jim Bunning 75%
Conrad Burns 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
Ben Campbell 75%
Thomas Campbell 25%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
Chris Cannon 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
John Chafee 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 75%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 75%
William Clay, Sr. 25%
Eva Clayton 25%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
Michael Collins 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Larry Combest 75%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 67%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 75%
Christopher Cox 50%
William Coyne 25%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 75%
Philip Crane 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
Barbara Cubin 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 25%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
James Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
Bill Delahunt 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
Thomas DeLay 75%
Peter Deutsch 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 75%
Norm Dicks 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
Julian Dixon 25%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 75%
Byron Dorgan 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
David Dreier 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
Philip English 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 25%
Terry Everett 75%
Thomas Ewing 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
Russ Feingold 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Bob Filner 25%
Mark Foley 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 50%
Barney Frank 25%
Robert Franks 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
William Frist 75%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Elton Gallegly 25%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 25%
George Gekas 75%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 75%
Benjamin Gilman 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
William Goodling 67%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 75%
Porter Goss 25%
Daniel Graham 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 75%
Tony Hall 50%
James Hansen 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 75%
Joel Hefley 75%

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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