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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 96%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 96%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 96%
Rob Andrews 84%
Bill Archer 12%
Richard Armey 8%
John Ashcroft 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 16%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 96%
Cass Ballenger 12%
James Barcia 92%
Bob Barr, Jr. 12%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 92%
Bill Barrett 32%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 12%
Charlie Bass 24%
Herbert Bateman 12%
Max Baucus 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 88%
Douglas Bereuter 16%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 76%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
Brian Bilbray 36%
Michael Bilirakis 16%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
Rod Blagojevich 84%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 16%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 92%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 12%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 8%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 28%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Robert Borski, Jr. 92%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 84%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 12%
Jim Bunning 16%
Conrad Burns 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 16%
Dan Burton 12%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 16%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
Ben Campbell 35%
Thomas Campbell 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 20%
Chris Cannon 12%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
Julia Carson 92%
Mike Castle 52%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 16%
John Chafee 65%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 16%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 32%
William Clay, Sr. 88%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Robert Clement 76%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 12%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 16%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
Michael Collins 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Larry Combest 12%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
Merrill Cook 24%
John Cooksey 20%
Jerry Costello 88%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 16%
William Coyne 96%
Larry Craig 15%
Robert Cramer 76%
Philip Crane 12%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 36%
Barbara Cubin 16%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 12%
Patsy Ann Danner 84%
Thomas Daschle 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 84%
Thomas Davis III 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 12%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
Bill Delahunt 96%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
Thomas DeLay 8%
Peter Deutsch 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
Jay Dickey 16%
Norm Dicks 84%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 96%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 16%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 92%
David Dreier 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 16%
Jennifer Dunn 12%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 92%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 16%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
Philip English 56%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
Bob Etheridge 84%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 16%
Thomas Ewing 24%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
Russ Feingold 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 92%
Mark Foley 24%
Michael Patrick Forbes 56%
Harold Ford, Jr. 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 6%
Tillie Fowler 24%
Barney Frank 92%
Robert Franks 40%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 32%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 88%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 24%
Sam Gejdenson 96%
George Gekas 12%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 92%
Jim Gibbons 28%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 24%
Benjamin Gilman 72%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 32%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 12%
William Goodling 16%
Bart Gordon 84%
Slade Gorton 15%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 70%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 12%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 15%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 24%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 92%
James Greenwood 32%
Judd Gregg 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 92%
Gilbert Gutknecht 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 20%
Tony Hall 84%
James Hansen 12%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 12%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 12%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 25%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 8%

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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