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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Competitive Enterprise Institute

1994 Trade Score

Issues: Trade , Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Wayne Allard 50%
Rob Andrews 0%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Peter Blute 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 50%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 50%
Richard Bryan 50%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 0%
Herbert Callahan 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 100%
John Chafee 100%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Eva Clayton 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
William Cohen 100%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 50%
Cardiss Collins 50%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 50%
Gary Condit 0%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Paul Coverdell 50%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Alfonse D'Amato 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 0%
Thomas Daschle 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
E. Kika de la Garza 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Ronald Dellums 50%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 50%
Robert Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bill Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 100%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Cleo Fields 50%
Jack Fields, Jr. 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Wendell Ford 50%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Barney Frank 50%
Gary Franks 100%
Robert Franks 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Pete Geren 100%
Sam Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 50%
Henry Gonzalez 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Slade Gorton 100%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 50%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Steven Gunderson 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 100%
Melton Hancock 50%
James Hansen 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Mark Hatfield 100%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Stephen Horn 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
Harry Johnston 100%
J. Bennett Johnston 50%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 50%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 0%
Jay Kim 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
Gerald Kleczka 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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