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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Immigration Control

1996 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 12%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 24%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Wayne Allard 36%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 88%
Richard Armey 24%
John Ashcroft 15%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 88%
Henry Scott Baesler 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 24%
Cass Ballenger 64%
James Barcia 24%
Bob Barr, Jr. 88%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 12%
Bill Barrett 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88%
Charlie Bass 88%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 70%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
Bob Bennett 15%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 24%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 24%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 30%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 88%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 12%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 88%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 24%
David Edward Bonior 12%
Sonny Bono 88%
Robert Borski, Jr. 12%
Rick Boucher 12%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
John Breaux 30%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 12%
George Brown, Jr. 24%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 24%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 24%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 88%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Jim Bunning 76%
Conrad Burns 70%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
Dan Burton 88%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 76%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 36%
Ben Campbell 30%
Thomas Campbell 12%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 76%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 36%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 48%
John Chafee 30%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 76%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 64%
Jon Lynn Christensen 36%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 24%
Robert Clement 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 24%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 30%
Michael Collins 76%
Larry Combest 76%
Gary Condit 36%
Kent Conrad 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 12%
Jerry Costello 36%
Paul Coverdell 15%
Christopher Cox 76%
William Coyne 24%
Larry Craig 15%
Robert Cramer 36%
Philip Crane 36%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 64%
Barbara Cubin 76%
Randall Cunningham 88%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 48%
Thomas Daschle 15%
Thomas Davis III 24%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 64%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 24%
Thomas DeLay 76%
Ronald Dellums 12%
Peter Deutsch 36%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 12%
Jay Dickey 76%
Norm Dicks 36%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 12%
Julian Dixon 24%
Chris Dodd 15%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 36%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 64%
Byron Dorgan 15%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 48%
David Dreier 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 24%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 12%
Chet Edwards 24%
Vern Ehlers 64%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 12%
Philip English 24%
John Ensign 36%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 24%
Lane Evans 12%
Terry Everett 76%
Thomas Ewing 88%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 24%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 12%
Harris Fawell 88%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 45%
Bob Filner 12%
Floyd Flake 12%
Thomas Foglietta 12%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 24%
Wendell Ford 0%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Jon David Fox 36%
Barney Frank 24%
Robert Franks 60%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
William Frist 15%
Jonas Frost III 24%
Elizabeth Furse 12%
Elton Gallegly 88%
John Ganske 88%
Sam Gejdenson 24%
George Gekas 76%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 24%
Wayne Gilchrest 88%
Paul Gillmor 88%
Benjamin Gilman 12%
John Glenn 45%
Henry Gonzalez 12%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
William Goodling 36%
Bart Gordon 36%
Slade Gorton 30%
Porter Goss 88%
Daniel Graham 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
William Phillip Gramm 15%
Rodney Grams 15%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 12%
James Greenwood 76%
Judd Gregg 45%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 12%
Gilbert Gutknecht 88%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 88%
Tony Hall 36%
Lee Hamilton 24%
James Hansen 36%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 15%
Jane Harman 36%
J. Dennis Hastert 76%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 12%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 15%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 36%
Joel Hefley 88%
W.G. Hefner 24%
Jesse Helms 30%
Wally Herger, Jr. 64%
Van Hilleary 76%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 12%
Maurice Hinchey 52%
David Lee Hobson 76%
Pete Hoekstra 48%
Thomas Holden 48%
Ernest Hollings 85%
Stephen Horn 88%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 24%

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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