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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 59%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Wayne Allard 93%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 28%
Bill Archer 82%
Richard Armey 91%
John Ashcroft 77%
Brian Baird 32%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Cass Ballenger 66%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
Bill Barrett 72%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Charlie Bass 48%
Herbert Bateman 56%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 36%
Bob Bennett 59%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 28%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Shelley Berkley 26%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 51%
Judy Biggert 42%
Brian Bilbray 49%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 85%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
Kit Bond 72%
Henry Bonilla 60%
David Edward Bonior 33%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
Robert Borski, Jr. 42%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
John Breaux 47%
Richard Bryan 12%
Ed Bryant 91%
Jim Bunning 88%
Conrad Burns 94%
Dan Burton 84%
Steve Buyer 91%
Robert Byrd 38%
Herbert Callahan 85%
Ben Campbell 64%
Thomas Campbell 36%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 79%
Chris Cannon 72%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 35%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 84%
William Clay, Sr. 13%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 28%
Robert Clement 47%
Michael Collins 91%
Larry Combest 96%
Gary Condit 39%
Kent Conrad 42%
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%
Barbara Cubin 78%
Randall Cunningham 85%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 31%
James Davis 34%
Thomas Davis III 49%
Bill Delahunt 17%
Thomas DeLay 91%
James DeMint 91%
Peter Deutsch 28%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Jay Dickey 76%
Norm Dicks 22%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 12%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 64%
Byron Dorgan 41%
David Dreier 64%
Jennifer Dunn 56%
John Edwards 12%
Chet Edwards 37%
Vern Ehlers 54%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
Philip English 72%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 24%
Terry Everett 96%
Thomas Ewing 61%
Russ Feingold 28%
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%
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%
William Goodling 60%
Bart Gordon 51%
Slade Gorton 55%
Porter Goss 64%
Daniel Graham 20%
William Phillip Gramm 97%
Rodney Grams 88%
Mark Green 69%
James Greenwood 33%
Judd Gregg 68%
Gilbert Gutknecht 91%
Tony Hall 50%
James Hansen 91%
Robert Hayes 91%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
Joel Hefley 82%
Jesse Helms 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Baron Hill 44%
Rick Hill 82%
Van Hilleary 91%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 32%
Maurice Hinchey 22%
David Lee Hobson 59%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 13%
Pete Hoekstra 60%
Thomas Holden 53%
Ernest Hollings 25%
Darlene Hooley 30%
Stephen Horn 37%
John Nathan Hostettler 76%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
Kenny Hulshof 66%
Duncan Hunter 96%
Asa Hutchinson 64%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 72%
Kay Hutchison 64%
Henry Hyde 66%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 45%
William Lewis Jenkins 91%
Christopher John 63%
Nancy Johnson 38%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
Sue Kelly 44%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 19%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Bob Kerrey 20%
Dale Kildee 44%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 32%
Ronald Klink 40%
Joseph Knollenberg 72%
Herb Kohl 20%
James Kolbe 45%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Steven Kuykendall 40%
Jon Kyl 69%
John LaFalce 42%
Ray LaHood 59%
Nicholas Lampson 39%
Tom Lantos 23%
Stephen Largent 91%
Steve LaTourette 52%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 49%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 59%

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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