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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jack Metcalf 60%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 30%
Dan Miller 100%
David Minge 70%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 20%
John Moakley 30%
Alan Mollohan 30%
Constance Morella 90%
Carol Moseley Braun 70%
Patrick Moynihan 50%
Frank Murkowski 100%
Jack Murtha 56%
Sue Myrick 90%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Mark Neumann 90%
Robert William Ney 80%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 90%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 40%
Dave Obey 30%
John Olver 30%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Major Owens 20%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
Michael Pappas 70%
Mike Parker 90%
Ron Paul 60%
William Paxon 90%
Donald Payne 20%
Edward Pease 90%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 90%
Owen Pickett 80%
Richard Pombo 60%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
John Edward Porter 90%
Glenn Poshard 50%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 78%
George Radanovich 80%
James Ramstad 90%
Bill Redmond 100%
Ralph Regula 90%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Frank Riggs 100%
Bob Riley 78%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 30%
Charles Robb 70%
Ciro Rodriguez 56%
Timothy Roemer 70%
James Rogan 80%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Steve Rothman 40%
Marge Roukema 80%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 30%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 70%
Rick Santorum 90%
Paul Sarbanes 30%
Jim Saxton 80%
Joe Scarborough 70%
Daniel Schaefer 90%
Robert Schaffer 90%
Steven Schiff 0%
John Shadegg 80%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 70%
E.G. Shuster 90%
Norman Sisisky 70%
David Skaggs 40%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 78%
Gordon Smith 100%
Linda Smith 70%
Nick Smith 90%
Robert Smith 100%
Bob Smith 50%
Vincent Snowbarger 100%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Vic Snyder 60%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 78%
Mark Souder 80%
Arlen Specter 50%
Floyd Spence 90%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 70%
Charles Stenholm 90%
Ted Stevens 80%
Louis Stokes 20%
Ted Strickland 44%
Bob Stump 90%
Bart Stupak 40%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 80%
John Tanner 80%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 80%
Craig Thomas 90%
William Thomas 100%
Fred Thompson 60%
Karen Thurman 60%
Strom Thurmond 80%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
Esteban Edward Torres 30%
Robert Torricelli 40%
Ed Towns 33%
James Traficant, Jr. 60%
James Turner 80%
Bruce Vento 40%
James Walsh 80%
Zach Wamp 80%
John Warner 100%
Wesley Watkins 89%
Mel Watt 30%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 89%
David Weldon 67%
W. Curtis Weldon 89%
Gerald Weller 80%
Paul Wellstone 10%
Robert Wexler 40%
Bob Weygand 30%
Rick White 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 40%
Lynn Woolsey 30%
Albert Wynn 40%
Sidney Yates 33%
Bill Young 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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