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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 50%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 50%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 100%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 50%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 100%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 50%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Constance Morella 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 50%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%

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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