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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Home School Legal Defense Association

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Philip Crane 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Jack Metcalf 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Ron Paul 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
Wayne Allard 80%
John Ashcroft 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
Charlie Bass 80%
Bob Bennett 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
Kit Bond 80%
Conrad Burns 80%
Dan Burton 80%
Ben Campbell 80%
Thomas Campbell 80%
Chris Cannon 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 80%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 80%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
Michael Collins 80%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
Merrill Cook 80%
Larry Craig 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
Randall Cunningham 80%
Thomas DeLay 80%
James DeMint 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
William Frist 80%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 80%
Slade Gorton 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
Rodney Grams 80%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
Mark Green 80%
Judd Gregg 80%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 80%
Kay Hutchison 80%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
Bob Kerrey 80%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80%
James Kolbe 80%
Steven Kuykendall 80%
Jon Kyl 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Dick Lugar 80%
Connie Mack 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
Frank Murkowski 80%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 80%
George Radanovich 80%
Bob Riley 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
William Roth, Jr. 80%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 80%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 80%
Jim Ryun 80%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 80%
Rick Santorum 80%
Daniel Schaefer 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
Nick Smith 80%
Bob Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Arlen Specter 80%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Ted Stevens 80%
John Sununu 80%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 80%
Fred Thompson 80%
Strom Thurmond 80%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80%
John Warner 80%
David Weldon 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Bill Archer 60%
Richard Armey 60%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 60%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
Cass Ballenger 60%
Bill Barrett 60%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Judy Biggert 60%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 60%
Henry Bonilla 60%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 60%
John Breaux 60%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 60%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 60%
Larry Combest 60%
Gary Condit 60%
John Cooksey 60%
Paul Coverdell 60%
Christopher Cox 60%
Barbara Cubin 60%
Thomas Daschle 60%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Jay Dickey 60%
Chris Dodd 60%
John Doolittle 60%
David Dreier 60%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 60%
Terry Everett 60%
Thomas Ewing 60%
Peter Fitzgerald 60%
Ernest Fletcher 60%
Michael Patrick Forbes 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Robert Franks 60%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
Elton Gallegly 60%
George Gekas 60%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Paul Gillmor 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 60%
William Goodling 60%
Porter Goss 60%
James Greenwood 60%
Gilbert Gutknecht 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 60%
James Hansen 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 60%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 60%
Robert Hayes 60%
Joel Hefley 60%
Rick Hill 60%
Van Hilleary 60%
David Lee Hobson 60%
Stephen Horn 60%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
Kenny Hulshof 60%
Duncan Hunter 60%
Asa Hutchinson 60%
Henry Hyde 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 60%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 60%
Sue Kelly 60%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Herb Kohl 60%
Ray LaHood 60%

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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