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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Right to Life Committee

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 9%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 8%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 42%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 42%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 42%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 82%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 8%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 27%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 25%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 9%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 10%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 42%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 8%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 92%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 75%
Brian Bilbray 58%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Rod Blagojevich 8%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 8%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 67%
Robert Borski, Jr. 91%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 67%
George Brown, Jr. 8%
Richard Bryan 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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