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Rating Group: Home School Legal Defense Association

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 20%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 40%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 40%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 60%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 60%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 60%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 60%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 40%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 60%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 60%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 20%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 60%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 60%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 60%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 80%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 60%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 20%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 60%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 40%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 60%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 40%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 20%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 80%
Gary Ackerman 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 80%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Bill Archer 60%
Richard Armey 60%
John Ashcroft 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 20%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 80%
Herbert Bateman 40%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 40%

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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