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Rating Group: Christian Coalition of America

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 15%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 91%
Gary Ackerman 7%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 93%
Henry Scott Baesler 43%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 14%
Cass Ballenger 93%
James Barcia 53%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 13%
Bill Barrett 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 67%
Herbert Bateman 82%
Max Baucus 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
Bob Bennett 82%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 13%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 53%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 27%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 53%
Rod Blagojevich 13%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 20%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 82%
Henry Bonilla 87%
David Edward Bonior 14%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 27%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 13%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
John Breaux 36%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 7%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Richard Bryan 9%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 18%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 82%
Thomas Campbell 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 7%
Julia Carson 7%
Mike Castle 53%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
John Chafee 20%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 87%
Jon Lynn Christensen 100%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 7%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 18%
Robert Clement 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 7%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 73%
Michael Collins 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 36%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 9%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Merrill Cook 87%
John Cooksey 79%
Jerry Costello 40%
Paul Coverdell 82%
Christopher Cox 93%
William Coyne 7%
Larry Craig 91%
Robert Cramer 53%
Philip Crane 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 82%
Patsy Ann Danner 67%
Thomas Daschle 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
James Davis 27%
Thomas Davis III 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 7%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Peter Deutsch 7%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 87%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 8%
Julian Dixon 9%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 82%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 9%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 40%
David Dreier 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 13%
Vern Ehlers 87%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 7%
Philip English 73%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 13%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
Harris Fawell 67%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 9%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
Bob Filner 7%
Mark Foley 60%
Michael Patrick Forbes 60%
Harold Ford, Jr. 23%
Wendell Ford 18%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 77%
Jon David Fox 67%
Barney Frank 7%
Robert Franks 60%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
William Frist 82%
Jonas Frost III 13%
Elizabeth Furse 7%
Elton Gallegly 80%
John Ganske 53%
Sam Gejdenson 7%
George Gekas 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 13%
Jim Gibbons 93%
Wayne Gilchrest 53%
Paul Gillmor 73%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 93%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 82%
Porter Goss 87%
Daniel Graham 9%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 21%
James Greenwood 40%

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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