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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Henry Scott Baesler 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 97%
James Barcia 7%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 93%
Max Baucus 19%
Anthony Beilenson 3%
Bob Bennett 94%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 3%
Douglas Bereuter 87%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 7%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Peter Blute 57%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 90%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Sonny Bono 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Rick Boucher 7%
Bill Bradley 10%
John Breaux 19%
Bill Brewster 41%
Glen Browder 18%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 100%
John Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Jim Bunn 77%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 78%
Thomas Campbell 80%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 97%
Mike Castle 90%
John Chafee 71%
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%
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%
Wes Cooley 93%
Jerry Costello 1%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 20%
Philip Crane 100%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 76%
Patsy Ann Danner 10%
Thomas Daschle 0%
Thomas Davis III 83%
E. Kika de la Garza 14%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 3%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 83%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 3%
Julian Dixon 7%
Chris Dodd 10%
Robert Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 90%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 19%
Robert Dornan 100%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 3%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Bill Emerson 100%
Philip English 70%
John Ensign 87%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 14%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Harris Fawell 93%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
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%
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%
William Goodling 93%
Bart Gordon 17%
Slade Gorton 86%
Porter Goss 97%
Daniel Graham 10%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
James Greenwood 93%
Judd Gregg 90%
Steven Gunderson 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 93%
Tony Hall 0%
Lee Hamilton 10%
Melton Hancock 97%
James Hansen 100%
Jane Harman 10%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Mark Hatfield 75%
James Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 90%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 87%
Jesse Helms 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97%
Van Hilleary 97%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 97%
Martin Hoke 90%
Thomas Holden 14%
Ernest Hollings 11%
Stephen Horn 77%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 74%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 97%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 4%
William Jefferson 0%

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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