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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1998 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 79%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 18%
Thomas Allen 72%
Rob Andrews 63%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 21%
James Barcia 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 34%
Bill Barrett 37%
Roscoe Bartlett 12%
Charlie Bass 42%
Herbert Bateman 39%
Max Baucus 69%
Bob Bennett 38%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Howard Berman 79%
Marion Berry 58%
Brian Bilbray 46%
Michael Bilirakis 26%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
Rod Blagojevich 72%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 54%
Kit Bond 43%
Henry Bonilla 28%
David Edward Bonior 79%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
Robert Borski, Jr. 72%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 64%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
John Breaux 57%
George Brown, Jr. 79%
Richard Bryan 90%
Ed Bryant 0%
Conrad Burns 18%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 36%
Robert Byrd 68%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 38%
Thomas Campbell 51%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 34%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 79%
Mike Castle 48%
John Chafee 51%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 48%
William Clay, Sr. 79%
Eva Clayton 68%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 59%
Robert Clement 59%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 52%
Kent Conrad 75%
Merrill Cook 12%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 77%
Paul Coverdell 18%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 79%
Larry Craig 18%
Robert Cramer 54%
Philip Crane 19%
Barbara Cubin 15%
Randall Cunningham 22%
Patsy Ann Danner 52%
Thomas Daschle 83%
James Davis 59%
Thomas Davis III 39%
Bill Delahunt 79%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 51%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 79%
Julian Dixon 79%
Chris Dodd 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 44%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 15%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 19%
Chet Edwards 72%
Vern Ehlers 42%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 26%
Jo Ann Emerson 34%
Philip English 47%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Lane Evans 72%
Terry Everett 12%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Russ Feingold 61%
Bob Filner 79%
Mark Foley 15%
Michael Patrick Forbes 52%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
Tillie Fowler 33%
Barney Frank 72%
Robert Franks 45%
William Frist 37%
Jonas Frost III 68%
Elton Gallegly 23%
John Ganske 48%
Sam Gejdenson 79%
George Gekas 37%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 79%
Jim Gibbons 23%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 39%
Benjamin Gilman 49%
Newt Gingrich 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 30%
William Goodling 36%
Bart Gordon 58%
Slade Gorton 31%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 61%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 12%
James Greenwood 42%
Judd Gregg 31%
Gilbert Gutknecht 37%
Tony Hall 64%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 19%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 19%
Rick Hill 43%
Van Hilleary 12%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 79%
Maurice Hinchey 79%
David Lee Hobson 34%
Pete Hoekstra 12%
Thomas Holden 61%
Ernest Hollings 61%
Darlene Hooley 67%
Stephen Horn 43%
John Nathan Hostettler 28%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 23%
Duncan Hunter 23%
Asa Hutchinson 41%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 17%
Henry Hyde 28%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 72%
William Jefferson 79%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
William Lewis Jenkins 12%
Christopher John 53%
Nancy Johnson 53%
Paul Kanjorski 79%
Sue Kelly 39%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
Patrick Kennedy 72%
Bob Kerrey 75%
Dale Kildee 77%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 79%
Gerald Kleczka 64%
Ronald Klink 66%
Joseph Knollenberg 15%
Herb Kohl 58%
James Kolbe 28%
Dennis Kucinich 72%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 77%
Ray LaHood 48%
Nicholas Lampson 79%
Tom Lantos 79%
Stephen Largent 26%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Rick Lazio 46%
James Leach 52%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Ron Lewis 15%
Joe Lieberman 55%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 54%
Robert Livingston 21%
Trent Lott, Sr. 16%
Dick Lugar 38%
William Luther 61%
Connie Mack 31%
James Maloney 58%
Don Manzullo 15%

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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