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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Christian Coalition of America

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ernest Hollings 14%
James Merrill Jeffords 14%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 14%
Joe Lieberman 14%
Carol Moseley Braun 14%
Patrick Moynihan 14%
Charles Robb 14%
Robert Torricelli 14%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%
Tom Lantos 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 13%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 13%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 13%
Donald Payne 13%
Pete Stark 13%
Esteban Edward Torres 13%
Ed Towns 13%
Thomas Allen 11%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 11%
Howard Berman 11%
Walter Holden Capps 11%
Eva Clayton 11%
William Coyne 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
Bill Delahunt 11%
Ronald Dellums 11%
Norm Dicks 11%
Calvin Dooley 11%
Chet Edwards 11%
Lane Evans 11%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 11%
Bob Filner 11%
Thomas Foglietta 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 11%
Jonas Frost III 11%
Elizabeth Furse 11%
Sam Gejdenson 11%
Henry Gonzalez 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 11%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 11%
William Jefferson 11%
Joseph Kennedy II 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
Matthew Martinez 11%
Martin Meehan 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 11%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 11%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 11%
John Olver 11%
Major Owens 11%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
Owen Pickett 11%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 11%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 11%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 11%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
Louis Stokes 11%
Ellen Tauscher 11%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
Bruce Vento 11%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 11%
Mel Watt 11%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 11%
Lynn Woolsey 11%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
John Glenn 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 0%
Bob Kerrey 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Constance Morella 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
David Skaggs 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
Vic Snyder 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
Sidney Yates 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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