Rating Group: Campaign for a Color Blind America

1997-1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
Thomas Campbell 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
John Cooksey 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Philip Crane 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Porter Goss 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
James Hansen 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Rick Hill 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Bill McCollum 100%
James McCrery III 100%
Scott McInnis 100%
David McIntosh 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
Dan Miller 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Bob Riley 100%
James Rogan 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 100%
Joe Scarborough 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Floyd Spence 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bob Stump 100%
John Sununu 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
Bill Young 100%
Richard Armey 75%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 75%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
Herbert Bateman 75%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 75%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 75%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 75%
Ed Bryant 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 75%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 75%
Merrill Cook 75%
Barbara Cubin 75%
Randall Cunningham 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 75%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 75%
Jennifer Dunn 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Robert Franks 75%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 75%
Elton Gallegly 75%
John Ganske 75%
George Gekas 75%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 75%
William Goodling 75%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 75%
James Greenwood 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
J. Dennis Hastert 75%
Van Hilleary 75%
Stephen Horn 75%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Asa Hutchinson 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 75%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 75%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
John McHugh 75%
Jack Metcalf 75%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 75%
Sue Myrick 75%
Anne Northup 75%
Ronald Packard 75%
Edward Pease 75%
John Peterson 75%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 75%
John Edward Porter 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 75%
James Ramstad 75%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
Marge Roukema 75%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 75%
Robert Schaffer 75%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 75%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
James Talent 75%
William Tauzin 75%
William Thomas 75%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
Wesley Watkins 75%
David Weldon 75%
Heather Wilson 75%
Stephen Largent 66%
William Lipinski 66%
Bill Barrett 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
Thomas Ewing 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Jerry Lewis 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
Ralph Regula 50%
E.G. Shuster 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
Jay Dickey 33%
Deborah Pryce 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
Henry Bonilla 25%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Jim Gibbons 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Ray LaHood 25%
Rick Lazio 25%
Robert Matsui 25%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 25%
Robert William Ney 25%
James Nussle 25%
Jim Saxton 25%
Joseph Skeen 25%
Nick Smith 25%
Charles Stenholm 25%
James Walsh 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
James Barcia 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
Gary Condit 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
William Coyne 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
James Davis 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
Calvin Dooley 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Philip English 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
William Jefferson 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Ronald Klink 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John LaFalce 0%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
William Luther 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
James Maloney 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Matthew Martinez 0%
Frank Mascara 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
David Minge 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Constance Morella 0%
Jack Murtha 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Major Owens 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
Owen Pickett 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
Jack Quinn 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Timothy Roemer 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
Norman Sisisky 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Ted Strickland 0%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 0%
James Turner 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
Bruce Vento 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Bob Weygand 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Albert Wynn 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.

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