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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

1998-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 84%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 64%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 25%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 91%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 24%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
Gary Ackerman 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 35%
Todd Akin 82%
Wayne Allard 85%
George Allen 89%
Thomas Allen 28%
Rob Andrews 72%
Joe Baca, Sr. 56%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
Cass Ballenger 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 96%
Charlie Bass 80%
Max Baucus 35%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 80%
Douglas Bereuter 64%
Shelley Berkley 65%
Howard Berman 44%
Marion Berry 56%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Bilirakis 88%
Jeff Bingaman 15%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 70%
Henry Bonilla 92%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Rick Boucher 32%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
John Breaux 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 91%
Jim Bunning 94%
Conrad Burns 80%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 84%
Robert Byrd 35%
Ben Campbell 70%
Chris Cannon 84%
Brad Carson 73%
Julia Carson 32%
Mike Castle 72%
Hillary Clinton 56%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 72%
Kent Conrad 30%
Jon Corzine 33%
Jerry Costello 52%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 85%
Robert Cramer 68%
Philip Crane 80%
Barbara Cubin 88%
Randall Cunningham 92%
Thomas Daschle 25%
James Davis 60%
Jo Ann Davis 91%
Thomas Davis III 88%
Bill Delahunt 36%
Thomas DeLay 88%
James DeMint 85%
Peter Deutsch 72%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 36%
Chris Dodd 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Calvin Dooley 32%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 20%
David Dreier 80%
Jennifer Dunn 84%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Jo Ann Emerson 84%
Philip English 64%
John Ensign 78%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Lane Evans 28%
Terry Everett 92%
Russ Feingold 25%
Michael Ferguson 91%
Bob Filner 8%
Peter Fitzgerald 69%
Ernest Fletcher 80%
Mark Foley 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 44%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
Barney Frank 40%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Elton Gallegly 88%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 76%
Jim Gibbons 96%
Wayne Gilchrest 72%
Paul Gillmor 76%
Charlie Gonzalez 48%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 84%
Bart Gordon 64%
Porter Goss 84%
Daniel Graham 40%
Mark Green 90%
James Greenwood 68%
Judd Gregg 95%
Gilbert Gutknecht 76%
Jane Harman 64%
Melissa Hart 91%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 96%
Joel Hefley 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 72%
Baron Hill 35%
Maurice Hinchey 16%
David Lee Hobson 96%
Pete Hoekstra 76%
Thomas Holden 64%
Ernest Hollings 65%
Darlene Hooley 32%
John Nathan Hostettler 76%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
Kenny Hulshof 72%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Henry Hyde 92%
Daniel Inouye 30%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 84%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 24%
William Jefferson 32%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 60%
Nancy Johnson 52%
Tim Johnson 82%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Ric Keller 91%
Sue Kelly 76%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Mark Kennedy 91%
Patrick Kennedy 72%
Dale Kildee 64%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 16%
Gerald Kleczka 20%
Joseph Knollenberg 88%
Herb Kohl 35%
James Kolbe 60%
Dennis Kucinich 36%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 60%
Nicholas Lampson 36%
Tom Lantos 52%
Steve LaTourette 64%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 84%
Ron Lewis 84%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 38%
John Linder 72%
William Lipinski 84%
Trent Lott, Sr. 95%
Dick Lugar 65%
Don Manzullo 68%
Robert Matsui 16%
Karen McCarthy 32%
James McCrery III 84%
John McHugh 80%
Scott McInnis 84%
Michael McNulty 56%
Martin Meehan 32%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 28%
Zell Bryan Miller 70%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 55%
Jack Murtha 60%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 56%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 84%
Robert William Ney 80%
Don Nickles 85%
Anne Northup 88%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
James Nussle 60%
Jim Oberstar 16%
Dave Obey 28%
John Olver 16%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 68%
Thomas William Osborne 73%
Doug Ose 75%
Major Owens 20%
Michael Oxley 72%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 24%
John Peterson 80%

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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