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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 77%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 85%
Brian Baird 7%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 28%
Bob Barr, Jr. 78%
Bill Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 85%
Herbert Bateman 85%
Max Baucus 11%
Evan Bayh 11%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 14%
Douglas Bereuter 85%
Shelley Berkley 7%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 35%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 61%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Rod Blagojevich 7%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 78%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Rick Boucher 21%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
John Breaux 12%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 11%
Herbert Callahan 92%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 87%
Thomas Campbell 57%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
Chris Cannon 92%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 64%
Saxby Chambliss 85%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 76%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 7%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 42%
Howard Coble 76%
Thomas Coburn 76%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 92%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 11%
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%
Barbara Cubin 92%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 57%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 85%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 7%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Jay Dickey 92%
Norm Dicks 7%
John Dingell 7%
Julian Dixon 7%
Chris Dodd 12%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
Calvin Dooley 64%
John Doolittle 78%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 35%
Vern Ehlers 92%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 85%
Philip English 71%
Bob Etheridge 14%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 92%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
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%
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%
William Goodling 92%
Bart Gordon 38%
Slade Gorton 77%
Porter Goss 92%
Daniel Graham 0%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 64%
Judd Gregg 88%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 78%
Tony Hall 7%
James Hansen 100%
Tom Harkin 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 85%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 21%
Rick Hill 100%
Van Hilleary 92%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 92%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 7%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 30%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 7%
Darlene Hooley 7%
Stephen Horn 57%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 85%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 76%
Asa Hutchinson 92%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 85%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 16%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
Christopher John 57%
Nancy Johnson 76%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 7%
Sue Kelly 71%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Bob Kerrey 11%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 92%
Gerald Kleczka 7%
Ronald Klink 0%
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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