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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 11%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman 11%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 56%
Brian Bilbray 89%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 56%
Sonny Bono 11%
Robert Borski, Jr. 33%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
John Breaux 0%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 11%
Ben Campbell 75%
Thomas Campbell 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Walter Holden Capps 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
John Chafee 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 11%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 89%
Kent Conrad 50%
Merrill Cook 11%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 11%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Alfonse D'Amato 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 56%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 89%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 11%
Jennifer Dunn 44%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 11%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 11%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 100%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 67%
Michael Patrick Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Wendell Ford 0%
Tillie Fowler 67%
Jon David Fox 22%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 11%
John Ganske 33%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 75%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
Tony Hall 22%
Lee Hamilton 56%
James Hansen 11%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 11%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 89%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 11%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 100%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 11%
Jay Johnson 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Sue Kelly 100%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jay Kim 11%
Gerald Kleczka 56%
Ronald Klink 33%
Scott Klug 100%

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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