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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Home School Legal Defense Association

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Bob Bennett 80%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 20%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 60%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Rod Blagojevich 20%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 60%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 80%
Henry Bonilla 60%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 40%
John Breaux 60%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 60%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 80%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 60%
Ben Campbell 80%
Thomas Campbell 80%
Chris Cannon 80%
Julia Carson 20%
Mike Castle 40%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 80%
William Clay, Sr. 20%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80%
Robert Clement 20%
Michael Collins 80%
Larry Combest 60%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 40%
Merrill Cook 80%
John Cooksey 60%
Jerry Costello 20%
Paul Coverdell 60%
Christopher Cox 60%
William Coyne 20%
Larry Craig 80%
Robert Cramer 20%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 60%
Randall Cunningham 80%
Patsy Ann Danner 40%
Thomas Daschle 60%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 20%
Thomas DeLay 80%
James DeMint 80%
Jay Dickey 60%
Norm Dicks 0%
Julian Dixon 20%
Chris Dodd 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 60%
Byron Dorgan 40%
David Dreier 60%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
John Edwards 40%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
Philip English 40%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 60%
Thomas Ewing 60%
Russ Feingold 40%
Bob Filner 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 60%
Ernest Fletcher 60%
Michael Patrick Forbes 60%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Barney Frank 40%
Robert Franks 60%
William Frist 80%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 60%
John Ganske 40%
Sam Gejdenson 20%
George Gekas 60%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 60%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 60%
William Goodling 60%
Bart Gordon 20%
Slade Gorton 80%
Porter Goss 60%
Daniel Graham 40%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 80%
Mark Green 80%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 60%
Tony Hall 0%
James Hansen 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 60%
Robert Hayes 60%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 80%
Joel Hefley 60%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Baron Hill 0%
Rick Hill 60%
Van Hilleary 60%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 20%
Maurice Hinchey 20%
David Lee Hobson 60%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Thomas Holden 20%
Ernest Hollings 40%
Darlene Hooley 20%
Stephen Horn 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
Kenny Hulshof 60%
Duncan Hunter 60%
Asa Hutchinson 60%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 80%
Kay Hutchison 80%
Henry Hyde 60%
Daniel Inouye 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Christopher John 20%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Sue Kelly 60%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Bob Kerrey 80%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 20%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Ronald Klink 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 80%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Steven Kuykendall 80%
Jon Kyl 80%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 60%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Tom Lantos 20%
Stephen Largent 60%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 60%
Rick Lazio 60%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 60%
Ron Lewis 60%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Dick Lugar 80%

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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