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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: AIDS United

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 27%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 9%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 33%
Max Baucus 80%
Bob Bennett 60%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 80%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 60%
Henry Bonilla 55%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
John Breaux 80%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 18%
Jim Bunning 30%
Conrad Burns 40%
Dan Burton 27%
Steve Buyer 55%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 36%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 90%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
Chris Cannon 10%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 70%
John Chafee 80%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 27%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80%
Robert Clement 70%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 27%
Gary Condit 72%
Kent Conrad 80%
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%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 80%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 54%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 16%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 60%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 9%
Byron Dorgan 80%
David Dreier 30%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 16%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 27%
Thomas Ewing 27%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 30%
Bart Gordon 60%
Slade Gorton 60%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 80%
William Phillip Gramm 40%
Rodney Grams 40%
James Greenwood 80%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
Tony Hall 60%
James Hansen 33%
J. Dennis Hastert 16%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 27%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 18%
Rick Hill 20%
Van Hilleary 9%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 70%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 70%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Asa Hutchinson 18%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Kay Hutchison 40%
Henry Hyde 50%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 30%
Christopher John 66%
Nancy Johnson 90%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Sue Kelly 54%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Bob Kerrey 80%
Dale Kildee 70%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
Ronald Klink 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 36%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 80%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 20%
John LaFalce 70%
Ray LaHood 40%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
Rick Lazio 60%
James Leach 66%
Jerry Lewis 70%
Ron Lewis 18%
Joe Lieberman 80%
John Linder 30%
William Lipinski 45%
Robert Livingston 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 40%
Dick Lugar 40%
William Luther 70%
Connie Mack 60%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 10%

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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