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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kit Bond 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
John Cooksey 100%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
John Peterson 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Bill Archer 98%
Richard Armey 98%
Cass Ballenger 98%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 98%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 98%
Henry Bonilla 98%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 98%
Steve Buyer 98%
Chris Cannon 98%
Larry Combest 98%
Thomas DeLay 98%
Jennifer Dunn 98%
Elton Gallegly 98%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 98%
James Hansen 98%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 98%
Pete Hoekstra 98%
Asa Hutchinson 98%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 98%
John Linder 98%
Don Manzullo 98%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 98%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 98%
John Shadegg 98%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 98%
Robert Smith 98%
Vincent Snowbarger 98%
Charles Taylor 98%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 98%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 98%
Bill Redmond 97%
Bob Barr, Jr. 96%
Ed Bryant 96%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 96%
Philip Crane 96%
Randall Cunningham 96%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 96%
David Dreier 96%
Terry Everett 96%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
Gilbert Gutknecht 96%
J. Dennis Hastert 96%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 96%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 96%
William Lewis Jenkins 96%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 96%
James Kolbe 96%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 96%
Sue Myrick 96%
Anne Northup 96%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 96%
James Nussle 96%
Ronald Packard 96%
William Paxon 96%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 96%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 96%
Deborah Pryce 96%
Frank Riggs 96%
Jim Ryun 96%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 96%
Joseph Skeen 96%
Floyd Spence 96%
Bob Stump 96%
William Thomas 96%
Wesley Watkins 96%
David Weldon 96%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 95%
Wayne Allard 95%
John Ashcroft 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95%
Barbara Cubin 95%
Slade Gorton 95%
William Phillip Gramm 95%
Rodney Grams 95%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 95%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 95%
Jesse Helms 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Kay Hutchison 95%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 95%
Jon Kyl 95%
Ron Lewis 95%
Dick Lugar 95%
Frank Murkowski 95%
Don Nickles 95%
Mike Parker 95%
George Radanovich 95%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
E.G. Shuster 95%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 95%
Craig Thomas 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Sonny Bono 93%
Jim Bunning 93%
Herbert Callahan 93%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 93%
Michael Collins 93%
Merrill Cook 93%
Jay Dickey 93%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
Van Hilleary 93%
John Nathan Hostettler 93%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
Jay Kim 93%
James McCrery III 93%
Michael Oxley 93%
Bob Riley 93%
James Rogan 93%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
Mark Souder 93%
John Sununu 93%
William Tauzin 93%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 93%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
Rick White 93%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 93%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
Charlie Bass 91%
Michael Bilirakis 91%
Conrad Burns 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 91%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 91%
Jon Lynn Christensen 91%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 91%
Christopher Cox 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
John Doolittle 91%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 91%
Tillie Fowler 91%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 91%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
Joseph Knollenberg 91%
Stephen Largent 91%
Connie Mack 91%
Bill McCollum 91%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 91%
Mark Neumann 91%
Edward Pease 91%
Richard Pombo 91%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 91%
Rick Santorum 91%
Robert Schaffer 91%
Cliff Stearns 91%
James Talent 91%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 91%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 90%
William Frist 90%
David McIntosh 90%
John Warner 90%
Brian Bilbray 89%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 89%
Dan Burton 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 89%
George Gekas 89%
Porter Goss 89%
Joel Hefley 89%
Kenny Hulshof 89%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
Joe Scarborough 89%
Nick Smith 89%
Zach Wamp 89%
Scott McInnis 88%
Paul Gillmor 87%
William Goodling 87%
Rick Hill 87%
David Lee Hobson 87%
Dan Miller 87%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 87%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 87%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 87%
Ben Campbell 86%

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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