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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

1999 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 88%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 4%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 87%
Richard Armey 96%
John Ashcroft 100%
Brian Baird 4%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
Cass Ballenger 80%
James Barcia 52%
Robert Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 84%
Roscoe Bartlett 96%
Charlie Bass 68%
Herbert Bateman 76%
Max Baucus 4%
Evan Bayh 12%
Bob Bennett 84%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 62%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 29%
Judy Biggert 60%
Brian Bilbray 68%
Michael Bilirakis 84%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
Rod Blagojevich 8%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 84%
Henry Bonilla 91%
David Edward Bonior 4%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Robert Borski, Jr. 12%
Leonard Boswell 32%
Rick Boucher 21%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
John Breaux 17%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 88%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 96%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 91%
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 91%
Ben Campbell 88%
Thomas Campbell 64%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 80%
Chris Cannon 92%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 44%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 32%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 96%
Gary Condit 44%
Kent Conrad 16%
Merrill Cook 84%
John Cooksey 62%
Jerry Costello 24%
Paul Coverdell 96%
Christopher Cox 95%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 96%
Robert Cramer 41%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 88%
Randall Cunningham 88%
Patsy Ann Danner 52%
Thomas Daschle 8%
James Davis 12%
Thomas Davis III 56%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 92%
James DeMint 91%
Peter Deutsch 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
Jay Dickey 87%
Norm Dicks 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
Calvin Dooley 8%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 12%
David Dreier 80%
Jennifer Dunn 80%
John Edwards 8%
Chet Edwards 8%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
Philip English 72%
Bob Etheridge 24%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 91%
Thomas Ewing 68%
Russ Feingold 8%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 92%
Ernest Fletcher 84%
Mark Foley 64%
Michael Patrick Forbes 44%
Harold Ford, Jr. 4%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Tillie Fowler 72%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 64%
William Frist 92%
Jonas Frost III 4%
Elton Gallegly 79%
John Ganske 44%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 84%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 84%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 80%
Benjamin Gilman 52%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 92%
William Goodling 84%
Bart Gordon 36%
Slade Gorton 84%
Porter Goss 80%
Daniel Graham 4%
William Phillip Gramm 96%
Rodney Grams 92%
Mark Green 87%
James Greenwood 41%
Judd Gregg 91%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Tony Hall 12%
James Hansen 84%
J. Dennis Hastert 90%
Robert Hayes 96%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Baron Hill 16%
Rick Hill 88%
Van Hilleary 96%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 4%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
David Lee Hobson 80%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 4%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 28%
Ernest Hollings 12%
Darlene Hooley 4%
Stephen Horn 44%
John Nathan Hostettler 96%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Kenny Hulshof 84%
Duncan Hunter 84%
Asa Hutchinson 72%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Henry Hyde 72%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 4%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 87%
Christopher John 50%
Nancy Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 16%
Sue Kelly 56%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 4%
Patrick Kennedy 4%
Bob Kerrey 8%
Dale Kildee 12%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 16%
Ronald Klink 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 80%
Herb Kohl 4%
James Kolbe 70%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
Steven Kuykendall 62%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 12%
Ray LaHood 66%
Nicholas Lampson 16%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 91%
Steve LaTourette 64%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 64%
James Leach 48%
Jerry Lewis 73%

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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