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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score

Issues:
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 55%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 78%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 55%
Bill Archer 9%
Richard Armey 35%
John Ashcroft 16%
Spencer Bachus 15%
Brian Baird 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 27%
James Barcia 49%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 31%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 28%
Herbert Bateman 41%
Max Baucus 87%
Evan Bayh 56%
Bob Bennett 23%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 68%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 84%
Marion Berry 74%
Judy Biggert 41%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Michael Bilirakis 3%
Jeff Bingaman 62%
Rod Blagojevich 61%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 42%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 89%
Mary Bono Mack 45%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 68%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 68%
John Breaux 62%
Richard Bryan 62%
Ed Bryant 3%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 16%
Dan Burton 9%
Steve Buyer 42%
Robert Byrd 53%
Herbert Callahan 50%
Dave Camp 28%
Ben Campbell 23%
Thomas Campbell 41%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 10%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 89%
Mike Castle 48%
Lincoln Chafee 60%
Saxby Chambliss 23%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 15%
William Clay, Sr. 84%
Eva Clayton 92%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 56%
Robert Clement 63%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 10%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 10%
Gary Condit 48%
Kent Conrad 62%
Merrill Cook 20%
John Cooksey 46%
Jerry Costello 57%
Paul Coverdell 16%
Christopher Cox 38%
William Coyne 93%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 54%
Philip Crane 3%
Barbara Cubin 15%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Patsy Ann Danner 43%
Thomas Daschle 87%
James Davis 74%
Thomas Davis III 49%
Bill Delahunt 93%
Thomas DeLay 15%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Jay Dickey 15%
Norm Dicks 70%
John Dingell 71%
Julian Dixon 89%
Chris Dodd 78%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 23%
Calvin Dooley 74%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 60%
David Dreier 49%
Jennifer Dunn 43%
John Edwards 71%
Chet Edwards 68%
Vern Ehlers 46%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 37%
Philip English 41%
Bob Etheridge 61%
Lane Evans 89%
Terry Everett 10%
Thomas Ewing 27%
Russ Feingold 54%
Bob Filner 93%
Peter Fitzgerald 10%
Ernest Fletcher 23%
Mark Foley 31%
Michael Patrick Forbes 55%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 31%
Tillie Fowler 31%
Barney Frank 65%
Robert Franks 39%
William Frist 23%
Jonas Frost III 70%
Elton Gallegly 23%
John Ganske 23%
Sam Gejdenson 93%
George Gekas 37%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Jim Gibbons 9%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 39%
Benjamin Gilman 48%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
William Goodling 15%
Bart Gordon 55%
Slade Gorton 23%
Porter Goss 43%
Daniel Graham 56%
William Phillip Gramm 6%
Rodney Grams 37%
Mark Green 37%
James Greenwood 47%
Judd Gregg 6%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 55%
Ralph Hall 15%
Tony Hall 74%
James Hansen 31%
Tom Harkin 87%
Doc Hastings 31%
Robert Hayes 36%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 3%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 66%
Rick Hill 3%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 95%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 49%
Joseph Hoeffel 74%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 59%
Ernest Hollings 51%
Rush Holt, Jr. 78%
Darlene Hooley 78%
Stephen Horn 43%
John Nathan Hostettler 3%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 55%
Kenny Hulshof 19%
Duncan Hunter 45%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 16%
Henry Hyde 47%
Daniel Inouye 78%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 3%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 61%
William Jefferson 85%
James Merrill Jeffords 51%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Christopher John 59%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 71%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 78%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Bob Kerrey 78%
Dale Kildee 63%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Jack Kingston 15%
Gerald Kleczka 61%
Ronald Klink 61%
Joseph Knollenberg 49%
Herb Kohl 71%

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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