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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Competitive Enterprise Institute

1994 Total Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
Gary Ackerman 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Wayne Allard 93%
Rob Andrews 41%
Bill Archer 97%
Richard Armey 98%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 82%
Henry Scott Baesler 28%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
William Baker 86%
Cass Ballenger 89%
James Barcia 36%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 21%
Bill Barrett 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
Herbert Bateman 57%
Max Baucus 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
Anthony Beilenson 8%
Bob Bennett 76%
Douglas Bereuter 63%
Howard Berman 7%
Tom Bevill 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 11%
Michael Bilirakis 70%
Jeff Bingaman 23%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 79%
Peter Blute 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 89%
Kit Bond 46%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 5%
Rick Boucher 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 11%
Bill Bradley 39%
John Breaux 15%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 9%
George Brown, Jr. 7%
Hank Brown 93%
Richard Bryan 19%
John Bryant 13%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunning 88%
Conrad Burns 59%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 74%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 78%
Ben Campbell 20%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 78%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
Mike Castle 70%
John Chafee 53%
William Clay, Sr. 12%
Eva Clayton 8%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 78%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 89%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 51%
William Cohen 56%
Ronald Coleman 9%
Barbara-Rose Collins 7%
Cardiss Collins 11%
Michael Collins 87%
Larry Combest 87%
Gary Condit 61%
Kent Conrad 21%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
Jerry Costello 32%
Paul Coverdell 76%
Christopher Cox 91%
Larry Craig 73%
Robert Cramer 23%
Philip Crane 99%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
Randall Cunningham 72%
Alfonse D'Amato 57%
Patsy Ann Danner 27%
Thomas Daschle 11%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 43%
E. Kika de la Garza 19%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
Thomas DeLay 90%
Ronald Dellums 8%
Peter Deutsch 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 39%
Jay Dickey 79%
Norm Dicks 13%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 12%
Julian Dixon 8%
Chris Dodd 11%
Robert Dole 74%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 89%
Byron Dorgan 15%
Robert Dornan 87%
David Dreier 92%
Jennifer Dunn 76%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 61%
Bill Emerson 71%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
Lane Evans 4%
Terry Everett 71%
Thomas Ewing 78%
Jim Exon 20%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 6%
Harris Fawell 75%
Victor Fazio 12%
Russ Feingold 38%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
Cleo Fields 9%
Jack Fields, Jr. 87%
Bob Filner 6%
Floyd Flake 9%
Wendell Ford 12%
Tillie Fowler 70%
Barney Frank 11%
Gary Franks 53%
Robert Franks 63%
Jonas Frost III 18%
Elton Gallegly 73%
Sam Gejdenson 3%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 8%
Pete Geren 52%
Sam Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 57%
Paul Gillmor 56%
Benjamin Gilman 30%
Newt Gingrich 80%
John Glenn 19%
Henry Gonzalez 5%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 87%
Slade Gorton 59%
Porter Goss 80%
Daniel Graham 23%
William Phillip Gramm 75%
Rodney Grams 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
Judd Gregg 82%
Steven Gunderson 65%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 65%
Tony Hall 14%
Lee Hamilton 30%
Melton Hancock 98%
James Hansen 84%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 11%
Jane Harman 30%
J. Dennis Hastert 82%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 76%
Mark Hatfield 24%
Joel Hefley 85%
W.G. Hefner 12%
Jesse Helms 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 14%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 59%
Pete Hoekstra 85%
Ernest Hollings 14%
Stephen Horn 52%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
Duncan Hunter 80%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 82%
Kay Hutchison 71%
Henry Hyde 79%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 33%
William Jefferson 8%
James Merrill Jeffords 28%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 7%
Nancy Johnson 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 91%
Harry Johnston 10%
J. Bennett Johnston 10%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 59%
Dirk Kempthorne 73%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 12%
Joseph Kennedy II 8%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 9%
Bob Kerrey 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 20%
Dale Kildee 8%
Jay Kim 83%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 81%
Gerald Kleczka 14%

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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