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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Concerned Women for America

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 75%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 25%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 75%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 50%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 50%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 25%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 75%
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 75%
Richard Armey 75%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 50%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 67%
Bill Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Charlie Bass 75%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 0%
Bob Bennett 75%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 75%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Kit Bond 75%
Henry Bonilla 75%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 50%
George Brown, Jr. 25%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 75%
Jim Bunning 75%
Conrad Burns 75%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 50%
Dave Camp 75%
Ben Campbell 75%
Thomas Campbell 25%
Chris Cannon 75%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 25%
Saxby Chambliss 75%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 75%
William Clay, Sr. 25%
Eva Clayton 25%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 50%
Howard Coble 75%
Thomas Coburn 75%
Michael Collins 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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