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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 77%
Gary Ackerman 7%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
Brian Baird 7%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 28%
Bob Barr, Jr. 78%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 7%
Bill Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
Charlie Bass 85%
Herbert Bateman 85%
Max Baucus 11%
Evan Bayh 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 14%
Douglas Bereuter 85%
Shelley Berkley 7%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 35%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 11%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 61%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
Rod Blagojevich 7%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 78%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Rick Boucher 21%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
John Breaux 12%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 11%
Herbert Callahan 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 87%
Thomas Campbell 57%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
Chris Cannon 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 64%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 85%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 76%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 7%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 42%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 76%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 76%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
Michael Collins 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 77%
Larry Combest 92%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 11%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 7%
Merrill Cook 71%
John Cooksey 85%
Jerry Costello 7%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 90%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7%
Barbara Cubin 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 57%
Thomas Daschle 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 85%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 7%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Jay Dickey 92%
Norm Dicks 7%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 7%
Julian Dixon 7%
Chris Dodd 12%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
Calvin Dooley 64%
John Doolittle 78%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 64%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 35%
Vern Ehlers 92%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 71%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
Bob Etheridge 14%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 92%
Thomas Ewing 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 11%
Bob Filner 7%
Peter Fitzgerald 66%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 64%
Michael Patrick Forbes 28%
Harold Ford, Jr. 7%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 92%
Barney Frank 7%
Robert Franks 64%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 64%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 14%
Elton Gallegly 71%
John Ganske 23%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 71%
Wayne Gilchrest 71%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Benjamin Gilman 35%
Charlie Gonzalez 7%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 92%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
William Goodling 92%
Bart Gordon 38%
Slade Gorton 77%
Porter Goss 92%
Daniel Graham 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 7%
James Greenwood 64%
Judd Gregg 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 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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