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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 95%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 97%
Rob Andrews 3%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 97%
James Barcia 7%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 3%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 89%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 93%
Max Baucus 19%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Anthony Beilenson 3%
Bob Bennett 94%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 3%
Douglas Bereuter 87%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 7%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 7%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
Peter Blute 57%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 90%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Sonny Bono 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Rick Boucher 7%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
Bill Bradley 10%
John Breaux 19%
Bill Brewster 41%
Glen Browder 18%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 100%
John Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Jim Bunn 77%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 78%
Thomas Campbell 80%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 97%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 7%
Mike Castle 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
John Chafee 71%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Jim Chapman 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 93%
Jon Lynn Christensen 97%
Dick Chrysler 100%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 14%
William Clinger 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 97%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
William Cohen 40%
Ronald Coleman 0%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 97%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 33%
Kent Conrad 5%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Wes Cooley 93%
Jerry Costello 1%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 20%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 76%
Patsy Ann Danner 10%
Thomas Daschle 0%
Thomas Davis III 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
E. Kika de la Garza 14%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 3%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 83%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 3%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 3%
Julian Dixon 7%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Robert Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 90%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 19%
Robert Dornan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 10%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 77%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 3%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Bill Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 70%
John Ensign 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 14%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Harris Fawell 93%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
Cleo Fields 0%
Jack Fields, Jr. 96%
Bob Filner 0%
Floyd Flake 0%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 83%
Thomas Foglietta 0%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 71%
Harold Ford, Sr. 0%
Wendell Ford 14%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Jon David Fox 80%
Barney Frank 0%
Gary Franks 93%
Robert Franks 76%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
Dan Frisa 77%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 0%
David Funderburk 93%
Elizabeth Furse 3%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 100%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Pete Geren 67%
Sam Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 93%
Paul Gillmor 93%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 14%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
William Goodling 93%
Bart Gordon 17%

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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