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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Competitive Enterprise Institute

1994 Total Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 11%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 28%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 73%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 78%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 66%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 9%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 51%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 11%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 15%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 81%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 76%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 12%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 8%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 59%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 51%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 11%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 53%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 7%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 77%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 87%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 65%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 84%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 14%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 43%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 78%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 20%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 21%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 64%
Gary Ackerman 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Wayne Allard 93%
Rob Andrews 41%
Bill Archer 97%
Richard Armey 98%
Henry Scott Baesler 28%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
William Baker 86%
Cass Ballenger 89%
James Barcia 36%
Bill Barrett 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Herbert Bateman 57%
Max Baucus 20%
Anthony Beilenson 8%
Bob Bennett 76%
Douglas Bereuter 63%
Howard Berman 7%
Tom Bevill 18%
Michael Bilirakis 70%
Jeff Bingaman 23%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 79%
Peter Blute 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
Kit Bond 46%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 5%
Rick Boucher 15%
Bill Bradley 39%
John Breaux 15%
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%
Ben Campbell 20%
Mike Castle 70%
John Chafee 53%
William Clay, Sr. 12%
Eva Clayton 8%
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%
Jerry Costello 32%
Paul Coverdell 76%
Christopher Cox 91%
Larry Craig 73%
Robert Cramer 23%
Philip Crane 99%
Randall Cunningham 72%
Alfonse D'Amato 57%
Patsy Ann Danner 27%
Thomas Daschle 11%
E. Kika de la Garza 19%
Thomas DeLay 90%
Ronald Dellums 8%
Peter Deutsch 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 39%
Jay Dickey 79%
Norm Dicks 13%
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%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 61%
Bill Emerson 71%
Lane Evans 4%
Terry Everett 71%
Thomas Ewing 78%
Jim Exon 20%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 88%
Harris Fawell 75%
Victor Fazio 12%
Russ Feingold 38%
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%

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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