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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 95%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 16%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 4%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 98%
Richard Armey 98%
John Ashcroft 95%
Henry Scott Baesler 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 98%
James Barcia 31%
Bob Barr, Jr. 96%
Bill Barrett 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Charlie Bass 91%
Herbert Bateman 82%
Max Baucus 38%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 7%
Douglas Bereuter 82%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 33%
Brian Bilbray 89%
Michael Bilirakis 91%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Rod Blagojevich 4%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 98%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 98%
David Edward Bonior 2%
Sonny Bono 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 4%
Leonard Boswell 28%
Rick Boucher 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 37%
John Breaux 38%
George Brown, Jr. 9%
Richard Bryan 24%
Ed Bryant 96%
Dale Bumpers 14%
Jim Bunning 93%
Conrad Burns 91%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 98%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Ben Campbell 86%
Thomas Campbell 74%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 91%
Chris Cannon 98%
Walter Holden Capps 7%
Julia Carson 2%
Mike Castle 61%
John Chafee 71%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 91%
Jon Lynn Christensen 91%
William Clay, Sr. 2%
Eva Clayton 2%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 19%
Robert Clement 19%
Michael Collins 93%
Larry Combest 98%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 5%
Merrill Cook 93%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 2%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 91%
William Coyne 2%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 37%
Philip Crane 96%
Barbara Cubin 95%
Randall Cunningham 96%
Alfonse D'Amato 62%
Patsy Ann Danner 33%
Thomas Daschle 24%
James Davis 7%
Thomas Davis III 83%
Bill Delahunt 2%
Thomas DeLay 98%
Ronald Dellums 2%
Peter Deutsch 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Jay Dickey 93%
Norm Dicks 11%
Julian Dixon 7%
Chris Dodd 14%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 10%
David Dreier 96%
Jennifer Dunn 98%
Chet Edwards 26%
Vern Ehlers 78%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Philip English 58%
John Ensign 84%
Bob Etheridge 9%
Lane Evans 2%
Terry Everett 96%
Thomas Ewing 78%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 81%
Harris Fawell 67%
Victor Fazio 9%
Russ Feingold 10%
Bob Filner 7%
Thomas Foglietta 2%
Mark Foley 81%
Michael Patrick Forbes 51%
Harold Ford, Jr. 9%
Wendell Ford 14%
Tillie Fowler 91%
Jon David Fox 61%
Barney Frank 2%
Robert Franks 61%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 13%
Elizabeth Furse 5%
Elton Gallegly 98%
John Ganske 83%
Sam Gejdenson 4%
George Gekas 89%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 5%
Jim Gibbons 86%
Wayne Gilchrest 72%
Paul Gillmor 87%
Benjamin Gilman 43%
Newt Gingrich 82%
John Glenn 15%
Henry Gonzalez 5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 76%
William Goodling 87%
Bart Gordon 28%
Slade Gorton 95%
Porter Goss 89%
Daniel Graham 24%
William Phillip Gramm 95%
Rodney Grams 95%
James Greenwood 82%
Judd Gregg 86%
Gilbert Gutknecht 96%
Tony Hall 9%
Lee Hamilton 15%
James Hansen 98%
Jane Harman 13%
J. Dennis Hastert 96%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 96%
Joel Hefley 89%
W.G. Hefner 5%
Jesse Helms 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Rick Hill 87%
Van Hilleary 93%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 12%
Maurice Hinchey 2%
David Lee Hobson 87%
Pete Hoekstra 98%
Thomas Holden 26%
Ernest Hollings 19%
Darlene Hooley 7%
Stephen Horn 57%
John Nathan Hostettler 93%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 59%
Kenny Hulshof 89%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Asa Hutchinson 98%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 91%
Kay Hutchison 95%
Henry Hyde 82%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
Daniel Inouye 21%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 2%
William Jefferson 10%
James Merrill Jeffords 62%
William Lewis Jenkins 96%
Christopher John 37%
Jay Johnson 9%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Paul Kanjorski 9%
Sue Kelly 63%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Joseph Kennedy II 2%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 9%
Bob Kerrey 29%
Dale Kildee 2%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 2%
Jay Kim 93%
Gerald Kleczka 7%
Ronald Klink 18%
Scott Klug 77%

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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