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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 18%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 83%
Bill Archer 8%
Richard Armey 13%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
Cass Ballenger 17%
James Barcia 79%
Bob Barr, Jr. 4%
Bill Barrett 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
Charlie Bass 21%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 82%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 79%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Rod Blagojevich 88%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 63%
Kit Bond 36%
Henry Bonilla 42%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 92%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 79%
John Breaux 82%
George Brown, Jr. 88%
Richard Bryan 91%
Ed Bryant 8%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 27%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 82%
Herbert Callahan 13%
Dave Camp 21%
Ben Campbell 36%
Thomas Campbell 42%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
Chris Cannon 13%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 58%
John Chafee 64%
Saxby Chambliss 8%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
William Clay, Sr. 88%
Eva Clayton 96%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 82%
Robert Clement 79%
Howard Coble 4%
Thomas Coburn 4%
Michael Collins 4%
Larry Combest 8%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 91%
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%
Barbara Cubin 8%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Patsy Ann Danner 79%
Thomas Daschle 91%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 29%
Bill Delahunt 96%
Thomas DeLay 4%
Peter Deutsch 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Jay Dickey 13%
Norm Dicks 88%
John Dingell 88%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
Calvin Dooley 83%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 91%
David Dreier 13%
Jennifer Dunn 8%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 46%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 4%
Philip English 42%
Bob Etheridge 79%
Lane Evans 96%
Terry Everett 8%
Thomas Ewing 21%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 8%
Bart Gordon 79%
Slade Gorton 9%
Porter Goss 8%
Daniel Graham 73%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Rodney Grams 9%
James Greenwood 29%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 8%
Charles Hagel 9%
Ralph Hall 29%
Tony Hall 83%
James Hansen 13%
Tom Harkin 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 8%
Doc Hastings 8%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 21%
Joel Hefley 13%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 4%
Rick Hill 17%
Van Hilleary 4%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 92%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 83%
Ernest Hollings 55%
Darlene Hooley 88%
Stephen Horn 21%
John Nathan Hostettler 8%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 58%
Kenny Hulshof 8%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 18%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 17%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 4%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 83%
James Merrill Jeffords 64%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
Christopher John 75%
Nancy Johnson 71%
Timothy Johnson 91%
Paul Kanjorski 96%
Sue Kelly 54%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Bob Kerrey 82%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 96%
Jack Kingston 4%
Gerald Kleczka 83%
Ronald Klink 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 91%
James Kolbe 29%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 9%
John LaFalce 75%
Ray LaHood 38%
Nicholas Lampson 88%
Mary Landrieu 91%
Tom Lantos 88%
Stephen Largent 13%
Tom Latham 17%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 100%

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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