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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Right to Life Committee

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 9%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 10%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 8%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 100%
Robert Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 25%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 42%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 92%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 42%
Brian Bilbray 58%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
Rod Blagojevich 8%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 8%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 67%
Robert Borski, Jr. 91%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 8%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
John Breaux 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
George Brown, Jr. 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Richard Bryan 8%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 8%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 25%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 67%
Thomas Campbell 8%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 42%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
John Chafee 18%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
Jon Lynn Christensen 100%
William Clay, Sr. 10%
Eva Clayton 8%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 17%
Robert Clement 42%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 92%
Michael Collins 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 33%
Kent Conrad 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
Merrill Cook 100%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 8%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 58%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 92%
Patsy Ann Danner 75%
Thomas Daschle 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
James Davis 27%
Thomas Davis III 58%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Peter Deutsch 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 8%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
Julian Dixon 8%
Chris Dodd 8%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 8%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 42%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
Bob Etheridge 42%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
Harris Fawell 33%
Victor Fazio 8%
Russ Feingold 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 58%
Michael Patrick Forbes 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 8%
Wendell Ford 58%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 58%
Jon David Fox 92%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 8%
Elizabeth Furse 8%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 92%
Sam Gejdenson 8%
George Gekas 92%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 33%
Jim Gibbons 73%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Benjamin Gilman 8%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 8%
Henry Gonzalez 17%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 42%
Slade Gorton 92%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 17%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 9%
James Greenwood 8%
Judd Gregg 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%

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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