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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 13%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 45%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 91%
John Breaux 13%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 88%
Herbert Callahan 9%
Ben Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 91%
Mike Castle 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 91%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 75%
John Cooksey 40%
Jerry Costello 9%
Christopher Cox 9%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 91%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 88%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 64%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 13%
Calvin Dooley 91%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 9%
Jennifer Dunn 36%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 91%
Vern Ehlers 18%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 82%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 14%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 82%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 13%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Elton Gallegly 36%
John Ganske 70%
George Gekas 9%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 73%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 18%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 90%
Porter Goss 18%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 9%
Tony Hall 18%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 90%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 45%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 10%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 91%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 13%
Henry Hyde 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 9%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 45%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 9%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 9%
Herb Kohl 88%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 27%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 18%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 91%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 40%
James Leach 82%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 13%
Ken Lucas 0%
Dick Lugar 25%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 9%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 18%
Scott McInnis 18%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 71%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 73%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 70%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 100%
Constance Morella 100%
Frank Murkowski 14%
Jack Murtha 18%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 18%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 9%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 9%
Jim Oberstar 45%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Doug Ose 91%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 9%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Deborah Pryce 88%

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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