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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 51%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 83%
Thomas Allen 12%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 84%
Richard Armey 84%
John Ashcroft 83%
Brian Baird 19%
Richard Hugh Baker 84%
Cass Ballenger 84%
James Barcia 41%
Bob Barr, Jr. 64%
Bill Barrett 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
Charlie Bass 84%
Herbert Bateman 61%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 37%
Bob Bennett 57%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 36%
Douglas Bereuter 61%
Shelley Berkley 27%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 73%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 61%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
Rod Blagojevich 21%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 84%
Sherwood Boehlert 48%
Kit Bond 75%
Henry Bonilla 84%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
Robert Borski, Jr. 17%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 48%
John Breaux 44%
Richard Bryan 25%
Ed Bryant 79%
Jim Bunning 83%
Conrad Burns 75%
Dan Burton 77%
Steve Buyer 79%
Robert Byrd 25%
Herbert Callahan 65%
Ben Campbell 56%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 73%
Chris Cannon 65%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 55%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 58%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 17%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 13%
Robert Clement 42%
Michael Collins 79%
Larry Combest 84%
Gary Condit 48%
Kent Conrad 29%
Merrill Cook 65%
John Cooksey 72%
Jerry Costello 36%
Paul Coverdell 83%
Christopher Cox 84%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 83%
Robert Cramer 47%
Philip Crane 84%
Barbara Cubin 84%
Randall Cunningham 84%
Patsy Ann Danner 45%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 39%
Thomas Davis III 62%
Bill Delahunt 24%
Thomas DeLay 84%
James DeMint 84%
Peter Deutsch 31%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 51%
Jay Dickey 65%
Norm Dicks 30%
Julian Dixon 19%
Chris Dodd 28%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 58%
Byron Dorgan 20%
David Dreier 65%
Jennifer Dunn 84%
John Edwards 41%
Chet Edwards 34%
Vern Ehlers 84%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
Philip English 52%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 12%
Terry Everett 79%
Thomas Ewing 79%
Russ Feingold 20%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 65%
Ernest Fletcher 84%
Mark Foley 61%
Michael Patrick Forbes 47%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 72%
Tillie Fowler 84%
Barney Frank 21%
Robert Franks 65%
William Frist 68%
Jonas Frost III 27%
Elton Gallegly 65%
John Ganske 48%
Sam Gejdenson 12%
George Gekas 78%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 16%
Jim Gibbons 58%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 79%
Benjamin Gilman 49%
Charlie Gonzalez 19%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 65%
William Goodling 65%
Bart Gordon 45%
Slade Gorton 75%
Porter Goss 84%
Daniel Graham 10%
William Phillip Gramm 83%
Rodney Grams 83%
Mark Green 84%
James Greenwood 54%
Judd Gregg 68%
Gilbert Gutknecht 79%
Tony Hall 34%
James Hansen 79%
J. Dennis Hastert 64%
Robert Hayes 79%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 84%
Joel Hefley 65%
Jesse Helms 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 84%
Baron Hill 39%
Rick Hill 65%
Van Hilleary 79%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 65%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 12%
Pete Hoekstra 84%
Thomas Holden 43%
Ernest Hollings 32%
Darlene Hooley 35%
Stephen Horn 52%
John Nathan Hostettler 58%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 54%
Kenny Hulshof 73%
Duncan Hunter 64%
Asa Hutchinson 73%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 71%
Kay Hutchison 57%
Henry Hyde 57%
Daniel Inouye 32%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 55%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 12%
William Jefferson 40%
James Merrill Jeffords 48%
William Lewis Jenkins 65%
Christopher John 46%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 36%
Sue Kelly 53%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 29%
Bob Kerrey 37%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 19%
Gerald Kleczka 24%
Ronald Klink 34%
Joseph Knollenberg 84%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 58%
Dennis Kucinich 24%
Steven Kuykendall 56%
Jon Kyl 83%
John LaFalce 24%
Ray LaHood 51%
Nicholas Lampson 21%
Tom Lantos 30%
Stephen Largent 57%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 58%
James Leach 52%

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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