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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 3%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 84%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 23%
Spencer Bachus 81%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
Cass Ballenger 96%
James Barcia 42%
Bob Barr, Jr. 82%
Bill Barrett 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
Charlie Bass 78%
Herbert Bateman 92%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 15%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 75%
Shelley Berkley 14%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 96%
Brian Bilbray 55%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
Rod Blagojevich 7%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
John Breaux 25%
Richard Bryan 7%
Ed Bryant 96%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 88%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 7%
Herbert Callahan 88%
Dave Camp 96%
Ben Campbell 91%
Thomas Campbell 60%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
Chris Cannon 96%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 57%
Lincoln Chafee 40%
Saxby Chambliss 89%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 80%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 7%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 7%
Robert Clement 46%
Howard Coble 73%
Thomas Coburn 81%
Michael Collins 89%
Larry Combest 96%
Gary Condit 46%
Kent Conrad 8%
Merrill Cook 78%
John Cooksey 80%
Jerry Costello 14%
Christopher Cox 95%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 92%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 8%
James Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 78%
Bill Delahunt 3%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Jay Dickey 85%
Norm Dicks 7%
John Dingell 14%
Julian Dixon 11%
Chris Dodd 16%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 92%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 82%
Byron Dorgan 7%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 7%
Chet Edwards 32%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 74%
Jo Ann Emerson 85%
Philip English 67%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 92%
Thomas Ewing 92%
Russ Feingold 0%
Bob Filner 3%
Peter Fitzgerald 61%
Ernest Fletcher 96%
Mark Foley 67%
Michael Patrick Forbes 21%
Harold Ford, Jr. 21%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
Tillie Fowler 92%
Barney Frank 10%
Robert Franks 62%
William Frist 92%
Jonas Frost III 21%
Elton Gallegly 75%
John Ganske 40%
Sam Gejdenson 3%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 71%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 89%
Benjamin Gilman 29%
Charlie Gonzalez 7%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 89%
William Goodling 92%
Bart Gordon 37%
Slade Gorton 83%
Porter Goss 85%
Daniel Graham 7%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
Mark Green 96%
James Greenwood 52%
Judd Gregg 84%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 82%
Tony Hall 11%
James Hansen 96%
Tom Harkin 7%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 89%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 85%
Jesse Helms 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 21%
Rick Hill 92%
Van Hilleary 92%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 10%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 92%
Joseph Hoeffel 3%
Pete Hoekstra 96%
Thomas Holden 29%
Ernest Hollings 8%
Rush Holt, Jr. 10%
Darlene Hooley 14%
Stephen Horn 42%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 78%
Kenny Hulshof 96%
Duncan Hunter 77%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 92%
Kay Hutchison 92%
Henry Hyde 81%
Daniel Inouye 9%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 3%
William Jefferson 20%
James Merrill Jeffords 61%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
Christopher John 64%
Nancy Johnson 69%
Timothy Johnson 7%
Paul Kanjorski 3%
Sue Kelly 64%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 7%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Bob Kerrey 15%
Dale Kildee 3%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 7%
Jack Kingston 92%
Gerald Kleczka 3%
Ronald Klink 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%

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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