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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 64%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 82%
Rob Andrews 45%
Bill Archer 27%
Richard Armey 9%
John Ashcroft 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Brian Baird 73%
Richard Hugh Baker 9%
Cass Ballenger 9%
James Barcia 45%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 18%
Herbert Bateman 18%
Max Baucus 64%
Evan Bayh 73%
Bob Bennett 9%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 82%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 27%
Brian Bilbray 27%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 73%
Rod Blagojevich 54%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 18%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 9%
David Edward Bonior 82%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 55%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
John Breaux 36%
Richard Bryan 82%
Ed Bryant 27%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 73%
Herbert Callahan 18%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 67%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
Chris Cannon 10%
Julia Carson 91%
Mike Castle 45%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
William Clay, Sr. 57%
Eva Clayton 45%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 55%
Robert Clement 55%
Michael Collins 9%
Larry Combest 27%
Gary Condit 27%
Kent Conrad 64%
Merrill Cook 10%
John Cooksey 10%
Jerry Costello 54%
Christopher Cox 18%
William Coyne 82%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 36%
Philip Crane 20%
Barbara Cubin 27%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 27%
Thomas Daschle 67%
James Davis 55%
Thomas Davis III 18%
Bill Delahunt 80%
Thomas DeLay 9%
James DeMint 18%
Peter Deutsch 36%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 27%
Norm Dicks 64%
Julian Dixon 63%
Chris Dodd 70%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 55%
John Doolittle 9%
Byron Dorgan 82%
David Dreier 18%
Jennifer Dunn 27%
John Edwards 73%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 82%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 18%
Philip English 36%
Bob Etheridge 55%
Lane Evans 73%
Terry Everett 20%
Thomas Ewing 18%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 90%
Peter Fitzgerald 18%
Ernest Fletcher 36%
Mark Foley 27%
Michael Patrick Forbes 22%
Harold Ford, Jr. 56%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
Tillie Fowler 9%
Barney Frank 73%
Robert Franks 10%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 64%
Elton Gallegly 27%
John Ganske 54%
Sam Gejdenson 55%
George Gekas 9%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 73%
Jim Gibbons 18%
Wayne Gilchrest 36%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 55%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 18%
William Goodling 18%
Bart Gordon 55%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 9%
Daniel Graham 64%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 27%
James Greenwood 27%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 36%
Tony Hall 73%
James Hansen 18%
J. Dennis Hastert 14%
Robert Hayes 9%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 27%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 18%
Baron Hill 54%
Rick Hill 27%
Van Hilleary 45%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 64%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
David Lee Hobson 18%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 55%
Pete Hoekstra 45%
Thomas Holden 45%
Ernest Hollings 64%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Stephen Horn 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 27%
Kenny Hulshof 45%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 20%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 18%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 30%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
William Jefferson 54%
James Merrill Jeffords 82%
William Lewis Jenkins 36%
Christopher John 45%
Nancy Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 45%
Sue Kelly 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 82%
Patrick Kennedy 55%
Bob Kerrey 82%
Dale Kildee 64%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
Gerald Kleczka 73%
Ronald Klink 56%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 91%
James Kolbe 18%
Dennis Kucinich 70%
Steven Kuykendall 27%
Jon Kyl 9%
John LaFalce 64%
Ray LaHood 27%
Nicholas Lampson 55%
Tom Lantos 45%
Stephen Largent 36%
Steve LaTourette 27%
Frank Lautenberg 82%
Rick Lazio 20%
James Leach 60%

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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