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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Merrill Cook 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Van Hilleary 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Connie Mack 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 100%
Mike McIntyre 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Bob Riley 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Floyd Spence 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Fred Thompson 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 95%
Spencer Bachus 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Jim Bunning 95%
Dan Burton 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 95%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Michael Collins 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
Jay Dickey 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 95%
Kenny Hulshof 95%
Duncan Hunter 95%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 95%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 95%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
Jim Ryun 95%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 95%
Joe Scarborough 95%
Robert Schaffer 95%
John Shadegg 95%
Bob Stump 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 95%
James Traficant, Jr. 95%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 95%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 94%
John Doolittle 94%
Jack Kingston 94%
James McCrery III 94%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 94%
John Ashcroft 93%
Ben Campbell 93%
Paul Coverdell 93%
Jesse Helms 93%
Strom Thurmond 93%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Thomas DeLay 90%
Doc Hastings 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Rick Hill 90%
Robert Livingston 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
Buck McKeon 90%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 90%
John Peterson 90%
George Radanovich 90%
James Rogan 90%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
Jim Saxton 90%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 90%
James Talent 90%
Zach Wamp 90%
Gerald Weller 90%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
Frank Wolf 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 89%
Herbert Callahan 89%
John Cooksey 89%
Jennifer Dunn 89%
Jim Gibbons 89%
Paul Gillmor 89%
Porter Goss 89%
James Hansen 89%
John McHugh 89%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 89%
Mark Souder 89%
William Tauzin 89%
James Walsh 89%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 89%
Philip Crane 88%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
Richard Pombo 88%
David Weldon 88%
Charles Taylor 87%
Wayne Allard 86%
Bob Bennett 86%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 86%
Larry Craig 86%
Michael Patrick Forbes 86%
William Phillip Gramm 86%
Rodney Grams 86%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
Kay Hutchison 86%
Trent Lott, Sr. 86%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 85%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 85%
Ed Bryant 85%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
Larry Combest 85%
Thomas Ewing 85%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
David Lee Hobson 85%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
Ray LaHood 85%
Don Manzullo 85%
Bill McCollum 85%
Jack Metcalf 85%
Anne Northup 85%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 85%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
John Sununu 85%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 85%
Bill Young 85%
David Dreier 84%
Steve LaTourette 84%
Rick Lazio 84%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 84%
Stephen Largent 83%
Robert William Ney 83%
Bill Barrett 82%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 82%
Steve Buyer 82%
Thomas Coburn 82%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Chris Cannon 80%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 80%
William Goodling 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
J. Dennis Hastert 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
Dan Miller 80%
Ronald Packard 80%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
Joseph Skeen 80%
William Thomas 80%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 80%
Wesley Watkins 80%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 79%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 79%
Henry Bonilla 79%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 79%
Frank Murkowski 79%
Don Nickles 79%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 79%
Gene Taylor 79%
Craig Thomas 79%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
Thomas Campbell 75%
Thomas Davis III 75%
Philip English 75%
George Gekas 75%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
Ralph Hall 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Jerry Lewis 75%
David McIntosh 75%
Edward Pease 75%
Ralph Regula 75%
John Linder 74%
Jack Quinn 74%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 72%
Cass Ballenger 71%
Robert Cramer 70%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
Mark Foley 70%
Wayne Gilchrest 70%

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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