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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 18%
Gary Ackerman 92%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 83%
Bill Archer 8%
Richard Armey 13%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 88%
Cass Ballenger 17%
James Barcia 79%
Bob Barr, Jr. 4%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 92%
Bill Barrett 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13%
Charlie Bass 21%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 82%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 96%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 79%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 73%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
Rod Blagojevich 88%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 8%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 92%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 63%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 4%
Kit Bond 36%
Henry Bonilla 42%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 92%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 79%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
John Breaux 82%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 96%
George Brown, Jr. 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 9%
Richard Bryan 91%
Ed Bryant 8%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 27%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 82%
Herbert Callahan 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 21%
Ben Campbell 36%
Thomas Campbell 42%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
Chris Cannon 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 58%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 21%
John Chafee 64%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 8%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
William Clay, Sr. 88%
Eva Clayton 96%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 82%
Robert Clement 79%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 4%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 4%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
Michael Collins 4%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
Larry Combest 8%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 91%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
Merrill Cook 33%
John Cooksey 13%
Jerry Costello 83%
Paul Coverdell 27%
Christopher Cox 8%
William Coyne 88%
Larry Craig 18%
Robert Cramer 75%
Philip Crane 13%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 29%
Barbara Cubin 8%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Patsy Ann Danner 79%
Thomas Daschle 91%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
Bill Delahunt 96%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
Thomas DeLay 4%
Peter Deutsch 71%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Jay Dickey 13%
Norm Dicks 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
Calvin Dooley 83%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 91%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 79%
David Dreier 13%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 8%
Jennifer Dunn 8%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 46%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
Philip English 42%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
Bob Etheridge 79%
Lane Evans 96%
Terry Everett 8%
Thomas Ewing 21%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
Russ Feingold 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
Bob Filner 96%
Mark Foley 17%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 6%
Tillie Fowler 8%
Barney Frank 92%
Robert Franks 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
William Frist 9%
Jonas Frost III 79%
Elton Gallegly 13%
John Ganske 29%
Sam Gejdenson 83%
George Gekas 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Jim Gibbons 29%
Wayne Gilchrest 46%
Paul Gillmor 21%
Benjamin Gilman 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 8%
William Goodling 8%
Bart Gordon 79%
Slade Gorton 9%
Porter Goss 8%
Daniel Graham 73%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 8%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Rodney Grams 9%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
James Greenwood 29%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 96%
Gilbert Gutknecht 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 29%
Tony Hall 83%
James Hansen 13%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 8%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 8%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 36%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 21%
Joel Hefley 13%

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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