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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 59%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 96%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Wayne Allard 93%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 28%
Bill Archer 82%
Richard Armey 91%
John Ashcroft 77%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 82%
Brian Baird 32%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 66%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Bill Barrett 72%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 96%
Charlie Bass 48%
Herbert Bateman 56%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 36%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 59%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 28%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Shelley Berkley 26%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 51%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 38%
Judy Biggert 42%
Brian Bilbray 49%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 85%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 17%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 91%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 76%
Kit Bond 72%
Henry Bonilla 60%
David Edward Bonior 33%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
Robert Borski, Jr. 42%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 72%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
John Breaux 47%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
Richard Bryan 12%
Ed Bryant 91%
Jim Bunning 88%
Conrad Burns 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
Dan Burton 84%
Steve Buyer 91%
Robert Byrd 38%
Herbert Callahan 85%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 69%
Ben Campbell 64%
Thomas Campbell 36%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 79%
Chris Cannon 72%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 35%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 91%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 84%
William Clay, Sr. 13%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 28%
Robert Clement 47%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 77%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 76%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
Michael Collins 91%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
Larry Combest 96%
Gary Condit 39%
Kent Conrad 42%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Merrill Cook 66%
John Cooksey 52%
Jerry Costello 54%
Paul Coverdell 84%
Christopher Cox 71%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 79%
Robert Cramer 52%
Philip Crane 85%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 38%
Barbara Cubin 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 85%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 31%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 34%
Thomas Davis III 49%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 79%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
Bill Delahunt 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 91%
James DeMint 91%
Peter Deutsch 28%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 52%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Jay Dickey 76%
Norm Dicks 22%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 37%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 12%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 64%
Byron Dorgan 41%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 47%
David Dreier 64%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 91%
Jennifer Dunn 56%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
John Edwards 12%
Chet Edwards 37%
Vern Ehlers 54%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
Philip English 72%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 24%
Terry Everett 96%
Thomas Ewing 61%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 28%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Bob Filner 13%
Peter Fitzgerald 51%
Ernest Fletcher 78%
Mark Foley 43%
Michael Patrick Forbes 51%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 56%
Tillie Fowler 52%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 46%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
William Frist 59%
Jonas Frost III 30%
Elton Gallegly 64%
John Ganske 49%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 66%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 21%
Jim Gibbons 61%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
Paul Gillmor 72%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 19%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 91%
William Goodling 60%
Bart Gordon 51%
Slade Gorton 55%
Porter Goss 64%
Daniel Graham 20%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79%
William Phillip Gramm 97%
Rodney Grams 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 61%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 58%
Mark Green 69%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 46%
James Greenwood 33%
Judd Gregg 68%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%

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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