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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Bar Association

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Legal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
John Breaux 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 25%
Julia Carson 75%
Mike Castle 100%
Michael Collins 25%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jerry Costello 75%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 75%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 75%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 25%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 25%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 25%
Christopher John 25%
Nancy Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
Sue Kelly 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 25%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Tom Lantos 75%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 75%
Dick Lugar 33%
Don Manzullo 0%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 25%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 25%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 75%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Doug Ose 50%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Deborah Pryce 25%
Jack Quinn 75%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 50%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 75%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 75%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 25%
Ike Skelton 75%
Gordon Smith 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.

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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