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Rating Group: Population Connection

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 11%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman 13%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 44%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
Brian Bilbray 89%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 78%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 83%
Herbert Callahan 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 11%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 83%
Robert Clement 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 83%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 67%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
Merrill Cook 33%
John Cooksey 25%
Jerry Costello 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 22%
Patsy Ann Danner 56%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 13%
David Dreier 11%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 11%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 78%
Michael Patrick Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 78%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 33%
John Ganske 67%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 33%
Porter Goss 22%
Daniel Graham 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 44%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Tony Hall 22%
James Hansen 11%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%

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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