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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Organization for Women

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 95%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 5%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 5%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 95%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 5%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 85%
Bill Barrett 15%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 35%
Herbert Bateman 11%
Max Baucus 65%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
Bob Bennett 5%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 85%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
Brian Bilbray 37%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 5%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 85%
Mary Bono Mack 18%
Robert Borski, Jr. 70%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11%
John Breaux 45%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 30%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 50%
Chris Cannon 6%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
Julia Carson 94%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 5%
William Clay, Sr. 95%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 55%
Kent Conrad 55%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 15%
John Cooksey 15%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 5%
Christopher Cox 5%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
Barbara Cubin 6%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 30%
Thomas Daschle 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 55%
Thomas Davis III 45%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
Jay Dickey 5%
Norm Dicks 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 72%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 70%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 65%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 39%
David Dreier 5%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
Chet Edwards 85%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
Bob Etheridge 65%
Lane Evans 85%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 45%
Michael Patrick Forbes 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 6%
Tillie Fowler 25%
Barney Frank 90%
Robert Franks 35%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Elton Gallegly 15%
John Ganske 30%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jim Gibbons 15%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 70%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 10%
William Goodling 5%
Bart Gordon 53%
Slade Gorton 5%
Porter Goss 15%
Daniel Graham 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 5%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 5%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 10%
Tony Hall 35%
James Hansen 5%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 85%
J. Dennis Hastert 5%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 5%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 5%
Joel Hefley 5%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Rick Hill 6%

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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