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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 36%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Wayne Allard 6%
Thomas Allen 87%
Rob Andrews 71%
Bill Archer 16%
Richard Armey 4%
John Ashcroft 21%
Brian Baird 68%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 32%
James Barcia 44%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 52%
Herbert Bateman 42%
Max Baucus 59%
Evan Bayh 62%
Bob Bennett 36%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 71%
Douglas Bereuter 42%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 48%
Judy Biggert 58%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 19%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Rod Blagojevich 74%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 63%
Kit Bond 23%
Henry Bonilla 40%
David Edward Bonior 66%
Mary Bono Mack 46%
Robert Borski, Jr. 57%
Leonard Boswell 56%
Rick Boucher 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
John Breaux 52%
Richard Bryan 81%
Ed Bryant 4%
Jim Bunning 8%
Conrad Burns 3%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 4%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 10%
Ben Campbell 34%
Thomas Campbell 63%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 19%
Chris Cannon 25%
Julia Carson 87%
Mike Castle 65%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 16%
William Clay, Sr. 87%
Eva Clayton 87%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 69%
Robert Clement 53%
Michael Collins 4%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 56%
Merrill Cook 32%
John Cooksey 48%
Jerry Costello 45%
Paul Coverdell 13%
Christopher Cox 29%
William Coyne 87%
Larry Craig 18%
Robert Cramer 48%
Philip Crane 10%
Barbara Cubin 21%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Patsy Ann Danner 45%
Thomas Daschle 64%
James Davis 65%
Thomas Davis III 51%
Bill Delahunt 82%
Thomas DeLay 4%
James DeMint 4%
Peter Deutsch 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 44%
Jay Dickey 23%
Norm Dicks 78%
Julian Dixon 87%
Chris Dodd 81%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
Calvin Dooley 68%
John Doolittle 35%
Byron Dorgan 58%
David Dreier 35%
Jennifer Dunn 42%
John Edwards 81%
Chet Edwards 62%
Vern Ehlers 46%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 9%
Philip English 25%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 76%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 39%
Russ Feingold 69%
Bob Filner 83%
Peter Fitzgerald 48%
Ernest Fletcher 22%
Mark Foley 56%
Michael Patrick Forbes 49%
Harold Ford, Jr. 72%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 42%
Tillie Fowler 48%
Barney Frank 87%
Robert Franks 54%
William Frist 36%
Jonas Frost III 70%
Elton Gallegly 35%
John Ganske 51%
Sam Gejdenson 87%
George Gekas 32%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Jim Gibbons 37%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 58%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
William Goodling 39%
Bart Gordon 49%
Slade Gorton 42%
Porter Goss 35%
Daniel Graham 75%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 8%
Mark Green 29%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 31%
Gilbert Gutknecht 4%
Tony Hall 50%
James Hansen 4%
Robert Hayes 4%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 16%
Jesse Helms 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 55%
Rick Hill 16%
Van Hilleary 4%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 67%
Maurice Hinchey 77%
David Lee Hobson 40%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 83%
Pete Hoekstra 39%
Thomas Holden 47%
Ernest Hollings 74%
Darlene Hooley 69%
Stephen Horn 62%
John Nathan Hostettler 23%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 70%
Kenny Hulshof 32%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 35%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 23%
Kay Hutchison 34%
Henry Hyde 32%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 54%
William Lewis Jenkins 4%
Christopher John 36%
Nancy Johnson 61%
Paul Kanjorski 55%
Sue Kelly 55%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Patrick Kennedy 87%
Bob Kerrey 75%
Dale Kildee 55%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 87%
Gerald Kleczka 68%
Ronald Klink 58%
Joseph Knollenberg 25%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 55%
Dennis Kucinich 58%
Steven Kuykendall 58%
Jon Kyl 29%
John LaFalce 57%
Ray LaHood 40%
Nicholas Lampson 61%
Tom Lantos 77%
Stephen Largent 9%
Steve LaTourette 48%
Frank Lautenberg 88%
Rick Lazio 51%
James Leach 54%
Jerry Lewis 41%

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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