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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Sonny Bono 100%
Hank Brown 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Dick Chrysler 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
Robert Dole 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Robert Dornan 100%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Bill Emerson 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 100%
George Gekas 100%
Newt Gingrich 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
James Hansen 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
James Hayes 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
Jay Kim 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Greg Laughlin 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Jim Lightfoot 100%
John Linder 100%
Robert Livingston 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Bill McCollum 100%
James McCrery III 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
Dan Miller 100%
Susan Molinari 100%
Carlos Moorhead 100%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
Mike Parker 100%
William Paxon 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
Larry Pressler 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
Toby Roth 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Andrea Seastrand 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Floyd Spence 100%
Bob Stump 100%
James Talent 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Barbara Vucanovich 100%
Robert Walker 100%
John Warner 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
David Weldon 100%
Rick White 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
Bill Young 100%
Bill Zeliff 100%
Wayne Allard 97%
Cass Ballenger 97%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 97%
Jon Lynn Christensen 97%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 97%
Michael Collins 97%
Porter Goss 97%
Melton Hancock 97%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97%
Van Hilleary 97%
Pete Hoekstra 97%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 97%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 97%
Sue Kelly 97%
Joseph Knollenberg 97%
Scott McInnis 97%
David McIntosh 97%
Sue Myrick 97%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 97%
Robert William Ney 97%
Michael Oxley 97%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 97%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 97%
John Shadegg 97%
E.G. Shuster 97%
Joseph Skeen 97%
Cliff Stearns 97%
Randy Tate 97%
William Thomas 97%
Todd Tiahrt 97%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 97%
Zach Wamp 97%
Jack Fields, Jr. 96%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 96%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 95%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 95%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 95%
Dirk Kempthorne 95%
Connie Mack 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 95%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 95%
Frank Murkowski 95%
Rick Santorum 95%
Bob Bennett 94%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 93%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 93%
Wes Cooley 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
Harris Fawell 93%
Gary Franks 93%
David Funderburk 93%
Wayne Gilchrest 93%
Paul Gillmor 93%
William Goodling 93%
James Greenwood 93%
Gilbert Gutknecht 93%
Stephen Largent 93%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Mark Neumann 93%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 93%
Ralph Regula 93%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 93%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 93%
Mark Souder 93%
William Tauzin 93%

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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