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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: AIDS United

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 18%
Richard Hugh Baker 27%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 90%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 9%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 9%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 33%
Max Baucus 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 60%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 9%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
Kit Bond 60%
Henry Bonilla 55%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 18%
Jim Bunning 30%
Conrad Burns 40%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
Dan Burton 27%
Steve Buyer 55%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 36%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 18%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 90%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
Chris Cannon 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
John Chafee 80%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 27%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 27%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80%
Robert Clement 70%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 9%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
Michael Collins 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
Larry Combest 27%
Gary Condit 72%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 87%
Merrill Cook 30%
John Cooksey 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 50%
Christopher Cox 20%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 40%
Robert Cramer 66%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 27%
Barbara Cubin 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 54%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 18%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 16%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 60%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 9%
Byron Dorgan 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
David Dreier 30%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 9%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
Philip English 16%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 27%
Thomas Ewing 27%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Bob Filner 90%
Mark Foley 88%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Tillie Fowler 36%
Barney Frank 90%
Robert Franks 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 70%
William Frist 60%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 81%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 40%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 22%
Benjamin Gilman 54%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 18%
William Goodling 30%
Bart Gordon 60%
Slade Gorton 60%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 18%
William Phillip Gramm 40%
Rodney Grams 40%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 55%
James Greenwood 80%
Judd Gregg 40%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 45%
Tony Hall 60%
James Hansen 33%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
J. Dennis Hastert 16%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 60%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 27%
Joel Hefley 0%

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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