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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 86%
Gary Ackerman 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 43%
Bill Archer 93%
Richard Armey 93%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
Cass Ballenger 93%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 93%
Bill Barrett 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Charlie Bass 71%
Herbert Bateman 93%
Max Baucus 31%
Bob Bennett 79%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 43%
Douglas Bereuter 79%
Howard Berman 31%
Brian Bilbray 64%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 82%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 71%
Henry Bonilla 93%
David Edward Bonior 21%
Sonny Bono 85%
Robert Borski, Jr. 43%
Rick Boucher 36%
John Breaux 46%
George Brown, Jr. 14%
Richard Bryan 21%
Ed Bryant 85%
Dale Bumpers 11%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 93%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 79%
Robert Byrd 36%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Ben Campbell 92%
Thomas Campbell 43%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 86%
Mike Castle 71%
John Chafee 64%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 86%
Jon Lynn Christensen 85%
William Clay, Sr. 15%
Eva Clayton 42%
Robert Clement 57%
Michael Collins 86%
Larry Combest 86%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 21%
Jerry Costello 38%
Paul Coverdell 86%
Christopher Cox 92%
William Coyne 23%
Larry Craig 93%
Robert Cramer 64%
Philip Crane 93%
Barbara Cubin 77%
Randall Cunningham 83%
Alfonse D'Amato 86%
Patsy Ann Danner 14%
Thomas Daschle 7%
Thomas Davis III 75%
Thomas DeLay 93%
Ronald Dellums 15%
Peter Deutsch 43%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 93%
Jay Dickey 85%
Norm Dicks 57%
Julian Dixon 36%
Chris Dodd 21%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 92%
Calvin Dooley 36%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 29%
David Dreier 86%
Jennifer Dunn 86%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 43%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 93%
Philip English 67%
John Ensign 57%
Lane Evans 21%
Terry Everett 93%
Thomas Ewing 86%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Harris Fawell 62%
Victor Fazio 23%
Russ Feingold 14%
Bob Filner 8%
Floyd Flake 22%
Thomas Foglietta 14%
Mark Foley 64%
Michael Patrick Forbes 93%
Wendell Ford 29%
Tillie Fowler 92%
Jon David Fox 43%
Barney Frank 21%
Robert Franks 50%
William Frist 85%
Jonas Frost III 64%
Elizabeth Furse 7%
Elton Gallegly 93%
John Ganske 64%
Sam Gejdenson 43%
George Gekas 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 77%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Benjamin Gilman 92%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 14%
Henry Gonzalez 79%
William Goodling 86%
Bart Gordon 36%
Slade Gorton 79%
Porter Goss 93%
Daniel Graham 21%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 79%
James Greenwood 64%
Judd Gregg 86%
Gilbert Gutknecht 79%
Tony Hall 38%
Lee Hamilton 57%
James Hansen 93%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 86%
Joel Hefley 93%
W.G. Hefner 57%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Van Hilleary 71%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 29%
Maurice Hinchey 29%
David Lee Hobson 86%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 46%
Stephen Horn 71%
John Nathan Hostettler 75%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 71%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 86%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Henry Hyde 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
Daniel Inouye 31%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 29%
William Jefferson 57%
James Merrill Jeffords 21%
Nancy Johnson 77%
Paul Kanjorski 29%
Sue Kelly 79%
Dirk Kempthorne 93%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Joseph Kennedy II 23%
Patrick Kennedy 57%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 43%
Bob Kerrey 14%
Dale Kildee 43%
Jay Kim 86%
Gerald Kleczka 14%
Ronald Klink 50%
Scott Klug 43%
Joseph Knollenberg 93%
Herb Kohl 21%
James Kolbe 86%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 8%
Ray LaHood 57%
Tom Lantos 29%
Stephen Largent 86%
Steve LaTourette 64%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Rick Lazio 79%
James Leach 46%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 29%
John Linder 93%
William Lipinski 46%
Robert Livingston 93%
Trent Lott, Sr. 93%
Dick Lugar 77%
William Luther 21%
Connie Mack 86%
Thomas Manton 43%
Don Manzullo 86%
Matthew Martinez 79%

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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