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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1998 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues:
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 79%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 88%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 28%
Bill Archer 89%
Richard Armey 90%
John Ashcroft 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 76%
Cass Ballenger 71%
James Barcia 51%
Bob Barr, Jr. 86%
Bill Barrett 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
Charlie Bass 48%
Herbert Bateman 74%
Max Baucus 37%
Bob Bennett 53%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 28%
Douglas Bereuter 58%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 52%
Brian Bilbray 54%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Rod Blagojevich 30%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 69%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
Kit Bond 61%
Henry Bonilla 58%
David Edward Bonior 32%
Mary Bono Mack 56%
Robert Borski, Jr. 38%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Rick Boucher 27%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36%
John Breaux 46%
George Brown, Jr. 7%
Richard Bryan 26%
Ed Bryant 81%
Conrad Burns 73%
Dan Burton 76%
Steve Buyer 66%
Robert Byrd 43%
Herbert Callahan 97%
Ben Campbell 64%
Thomas Campbell 37%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 90%
Chris Cannon 79%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 41%
John Chafee 26%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 97%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 13%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 43%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 81%
Gary Condit 46%
Kent Conrad 45%
Merrill Cook 59%
John Cooksey 58%
Jerry Costello 52%
Paul Coverdell 76%
Christopher Cox 66%
William Coyne 7%
Larry Craig 79%
Robert Cramer 51%
Philip Crane 89%
Barbara Cubin 89%
Randall Cunningham 79%
Patsy Ann Danner 45%
Thomas Daschle 26%
James Davis 38%
Thomas Davis III 47%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 75%
Peter Deutsch 23%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Jay Dickey 71%
Norm Dicks 28%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 51%
Calvin Dooley 23%
John Doolittle 88%
Byron Dorgan 43%
David Dreier 63%
Jennifer Dunn 72%
Chet Edwards 32%
Vern Ehlers 53%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
Philip English 53%
Bob Etheridge 38%
Lane Evans 14%
Terry Everett 97%
Thomas Ewing 75%
Russ Feingold 0%
Bob Filner 11%
Mark Foley 46%
Michael Patrick Forbes 54%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 97%
Tillie Fowler 55%
Barney Frank 7%
Robert Franks 43%
William Frist 64%
Jonas Frost III 30%
Elton Gallegly 60%
John Ganske 49%
Sam Gejdenson 11%
George Gekas 64%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 31%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 67%
Benjamin Gilman 34%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 60%
William Goodling 75%
Bart Gordon 49%
Slade Gorton 54%
Porter Goss 64%
Daniel Graham 0%
William Phillip Gramm 88%
Rodney Grams 79%
James Greenwood 33%
Judd Gregg 69%
Gilbert Gutknecht 76%
Tony Hall 51%
James Hansen 87%
J. Dennis Hastert 81%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 81%
Joel Hefley 81%
Jesse Helms 77%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97%
Rick Hill 86%
Van Hilleary 81%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 16%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Pete Hoekstra 69%
Thomas Holden 48%
Ernest Hollings 62%
Darlene Hooley 16%
Stephen Horn 38%
John Nathan Hostettler 72%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 35%
Kenny Hulshof 81%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Asa Hutchinson 87%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 88%
Kay Hutchison 78%
Henry Hyde 88%
Daniel Inouye 26%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 38%
William Lewis Jenkins 81%
Christopher John 59%
Nancy Johnson 28%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
Sue Kelly 38%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 16%
Bob Kerrey 0%
Dale Kildee 44%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 38%
Ronald Klink 43%
Joseph Knollenberg 69%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 42%
Dennis Kucinich 41%
Jon Kyl 88%
John LaFalce 45%
Ray LaHood 59%
Nicholas Lampson 34%
Tom Lantos 19%
Stephen Largent 81%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 47%
James Leach 38%
Jerry Lewis 53%
Ron Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 0%
John Linder 90%
William Lipinski 63%
Robert Livingston 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Dick Lugar 58%
William Luther 23%
Connie Mack 55%
James Maloney 31%
Don Manzullo 90%
Matthew Martinez 22%

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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