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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 17%
Gary Ackerman 80%
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%
Brian Baird 87%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 73%
Bob Barr, Jr. 33%
Bill Barrett 7%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 13%
Herbert Bateman 7%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 40%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Rod Blagojevich 87%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 7%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
John Breaux 42%
Richard Bryan 75%
Ed Bryant 13%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 17%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 83%
Herbert Callahan 13%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
Chris Cannon 13%
Julia Carson 80%
Mike Castle 27%
William Clay, Sr. 93%
Eva Clayton 93%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 83%
Robert Clement 40%
Michael Collins 27%
Larry Combest 7%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 75%
Merrill Cook 33%
John Cooksey 7%
Jerry Costello 87%
Christopher Cox 7%
William Coyne 87%
Larry Craig 8%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 7%
Barbara Cubin 13%
Randall Cunningham 7%
Patsy Ann Danner 67%
Thomas Daschle 75%
James Davis 7%
Thomas Davis III 7%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 7%
James DeMint 13%
Peter Deutsch 87%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 80%
Julian Dixon 80%
Chris Dodd 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Calvin Dooley 47%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 7%
Jennifer Dunn 7%
John Edwards 83%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 13%
Bob Etheridge 73%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 20%
Thomas Ewing 7%
Russ Feingold 100%
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%
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%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 47%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 7%
Daniel Graham 75%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 8%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 7%
Tony Hall 73%
James Hansen 7%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 27%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13%
Joel Hefley 20%
Jesse Helms 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Baron Hill 67%
Rick Hill 20%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 80%
Maurice Hinchey 87%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 87%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 67%
Ernest Hollings 83%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 13%
Kenny Hulshof 13%
Duncan Hunter 27%
Asa Hutchinson 7%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 17%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 7%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 13%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 53%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 27%
Christopher John 13%
Nancy Johnson 27%
Paul Kanjorski 87%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 67%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 80%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 7%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
Steven Kuykendall 13%
Jon Kyl 8%
John LaFalce 80%
Ray LaHood 13%
Nicholas Lampson 80%
Tom Lantos 73%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
Rick Lazio 40%
James Leach 27%
Jerry Lewis 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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