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Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 17%
Gary Ackerman 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
Wayne Allard 8%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 13%
Richard Armey 7%
John Ashcroft 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
Brian Baird 87%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 87%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 73%
Bob Barr, Jr. 33%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 93%
Bill Barrett 7%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13%
Charlie Bass 13%
Herbert Bateman 7%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 67%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 40%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
Rod Blagojevich 87%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 73%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 7%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 87%
John Breaux 42%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 87%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 17%
Richard Bryan 75%
Ed Bryant 13%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 83%
Herbert Callahan 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
Chris Cannon 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
Julia Carson 80%
Mike Castle 27%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
William Clay, Sr. 93%
Eva Clayton 93%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 83%
Robert Clement 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 27%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 8%
Michael Collins 27%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Larry Combest 7%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 33%
John Cooksey 7%
Jerry Costello 87%
Christopher Cox 7%
William Coyne 87%
Larry Craig 8%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 7%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 8%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
Randall Cunningham 7%
Patsy Ann Danner 67%
Thomas Daschle 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 7%
Thomas Davis III 7%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 7%
James DeMint 13%
Peter Deutsch 87%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 87%
Julian Dixon 80%
Chris Dodd 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Calvin Dooley 47%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
David Dreier 7%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 47%
Jennifer Dunn 7%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
John Edwards 83%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 93%
Philip English 13%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
Bob Etheridge 73%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 20%
Thomas Ewing 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 87%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Bob Filner 93%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
Ernest Fletcher 7%
Mark Foley 33%
Michael Patrick Forbes 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 87%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 7%
Tillie Fowler 13%
Barney Frank 87%
Robert Franks 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 27%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 13%
John Ganske 33%
Sam Gejdenson 67%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 87%
Jim Gibbons 53%
Wayne Gilchrest 27%
Paul Gillmor 7%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 27%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 47%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 7%
Daniel Graham 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 47%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 8%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 7%

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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