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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 83%
Herbert Callahan 11%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
John Chafee 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 11%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 83%
Robert Clement 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 67%
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%
Barbara Cubin 11%
Randall Cunningham 22%
Patsy Ann Danner 56%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 89%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
David Dreier 11%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 11%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 25%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 33%
Porter Goss 22%
Daniel Graham 83%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 17%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
Tony Hall 22%
James Hansen 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 78%
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%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 14%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 56%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 67%
Ronald Klink 33%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 83%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 22%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 22%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 89%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 44%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 11%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 22%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 11%
John McHugh 11%
Scott McInnis 22%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 71%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 67%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 67%
Alan Mollohan 11%
Constance Morella 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 33%
Robert William Ney 22%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 11%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 14%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 44%
Ronald Packard 22%
Ron Paul 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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