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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 48%
Gary Ackerman 89%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 84%
Rob Andrews 64%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Brian Baird 79%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 59%
Bob Barr, Jr. 35%
Bill Barrett 36%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 38%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 59%
Bob Bennett 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 64%
Douglas Bereuter 38%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 54%
Judy Biggert 23%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 39%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
Rod Blagojevich 79%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
Kit Bond 19%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 89%
Mary Bono Mack 23%
Robert Borski, Jr. 81%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 62%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 52%
John Breaux 55%
Richard Bryan 72%
Ed Bryant 16%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 19%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 72%
Herbert Callahan 29%
Ben Campbell 43%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 23%
Chris Cannon 29%
Julia Carson 89%
Mike Castle 44%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 42%
William Clay, Sr. 89%
Eva Clayton 81%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 84%
Robert Clement 57%
Michael Collins 16%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 51%
Kent Conrad 68%
Merrill Cook 29%
John Cooksey 27%
Jerry Costello 63%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 89%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 52%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 90%
James Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 38%
Bill Delahunt 76%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 69%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 48%
Jay Dickey 29%
Norm Dicks 69%
Julian Dixon 81%
Chris Dodd 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 19%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 29%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 58%
Chet Edwards 66%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
Philip English 48%
Bob Etheridge 59%
Lane Evans 84%
Terry Everett 16%
Thomas Ewing 16%
Russ Feingold 75%
Bob Filner 89%
Peter Fitzgerald 32%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 38%
Michael Patrick Forbes 52%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 76%
Robert Franks 29%
William Frist 30%
Jonas Frost III 72%
Elton Gallegly 29%
John Ganske 52%
Sam Gejdenson 84%
George Gekas 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 16%
Benjamin Gilman 51%
Charlie Gonzalez 79%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
William Goodling 29%
Bart Gordon 55%
Slade Gorton 19%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 87%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 45%
Judd Gregg 30%
Gilbert Gutknecht 16%
Tony Hall 66%
James Hansen 16%
J. Dennis Hastert 36%
Robert Hayes 16%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 29%
Jesse Helms 19%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 60%
Rick Hill 29%
Van Hilleary 16%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 89%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
David Lee Hobson 29%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 84%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 56%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Darlene Hooley 64%
Stephen Horn 48%
John Nathan Hostettler 42%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
Kenny Hulshof 27%
Duncan Hunter 35%
Asa Hutchinson 27%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 26%
Kay Hutchison 40%
Henry Hyde 43%
Daniel Inouye 66%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 44%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 84%
William Jefferson 60%
James Merrill Jeffords 51%
William Lewis Jenkins 29%
Christopher John 54%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 63%
Sue Kelly 46%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Patrick Kennedy 70%
Bob Kerrey 59%
Dale Kildee 89%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 79%
Gerald Kleczka 76%
Ronald Klink 65%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 73%
Steven Kuykendall 43%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 73%
Ray LaHood 48%
Nicholas Lampson 79%
Tom Lantos 69%
Stephen Largent 42%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Rick Lazio 42%
James Leach 48%

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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