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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Border Control

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 29%
Gary Ackerman 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 43%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 80%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 43%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 86%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 14%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 29%
Brian Bilbray 71%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
Rod Blagojevich 14%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Henry Bonilla 17%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 14%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 43%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 14%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
Ed Bryant 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 40%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 86%
Thomas Campbell 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Chris Cannon 71%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
Julia Carson 14%
Mike Castle 86%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 71%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 71%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 20%
Robert Clement 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 43%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Merrill Cook 86%
John Cooksey 75%
Jerry Costello 43%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 14%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 83%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 29%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 57%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 14%
James Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 71%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 86%
Peter Deutsch 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Julian Dixon 14%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 14%
Calvin Dooley 14%
John Doolittle 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 43%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 14%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 71%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 29%
Philip English 71%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 17%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 83%
Michael Patrick Forbes 57%
Harold Ford, Jr. 14%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 86%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
Jonas Frost III 43%
Elton Gallegly 86%
John Ganske 100%
Sam Gejdenson 14%
George Gekas 71%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 33%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 71%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Benjamin Gilman 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 86%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 57%
Porter Goss 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
James Greenwood 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 14%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 86%
Tony Hall 43%
James Hansen 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 71%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Rick Hill 100%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 14%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 86%
Thomas Holden 43%
Darlene Hooley 14%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Asa Hutchinson 83%
Henry Hyde 86%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 14%
William Jefferson 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 86%
Christopher John 43%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
Nancy Johnson 71%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 67%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
Sue Kelly 83%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 29%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
Gerald Kleczka 43%
Ronald Klink 43%
Joseph Knollenberg 86%
James Kolbe 29%
Dennis Kucinich 29%
John LaFalce 43%
Ray LaHood 86%
Nicholas Lampson 14%
Tom Lantos 50%

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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