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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 88%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 20%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 90%
Herbert Bateman 13%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 13%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 100%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 90%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Sonny Bono 30%
Robert Borski, Jr. 40%
Rick Boucher 100%
John Breaux 22%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 89%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 88%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 89%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 78%
Thomas Campbell 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Mike Castle 90%
John Chafee 89%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 88%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 90%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jerry Costello 10%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 10%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 90%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 11%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 89%
Thomas Davis III 70%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
Calvin Dooley 90%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 70%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 0%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 90%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 70%
Michael Patrick Forbes 10%
Wendell Ford 33%
Tillie Fowler 60%
Jon David Fox 20%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 90%
William Frist 11%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 40%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 90%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Benjamin Gilman 90%
Newt Gingrich 25%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 33%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 89%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 90%
Judd Gregg 11%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 13%
Lee Hamilton 40%
James Hansen 0%
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%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 60%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 20%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Stephen Horn 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 90%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Nancy Johnson 90%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Sue Kelly 90%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 20%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 78%
Ronald Klink 40%
Scott Klug 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 20%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 90%
James Leach 70%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 78%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 90%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 20%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 30%

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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