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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Competitive Enterprise Institute

1994 Budget Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 94%
Rob Andrews 56%
Bill Archer 97%
Richard Armey 97%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 87%
Henry Scott Baesler 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
William Baker 79%
Cass Ballenger 88%
James Barcia 35%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 29%
Bill Barrett 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 89%
Herbert Bateman 68%
Max Baucus 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Anthony Beilenson 3%
Bob Bennett 81%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Howard Berman 3%
Tom Bevill 3%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 11%
Michael Bilirakis 74%
Jeff Bingaman 19%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 9%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 77%
Peter Blute 76%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
Kit Bond 52%
Henry Bonilla 82%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
Bill Bradley 42%
John Breaux 15%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 3%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 19%
John Bryant 6%
Dale Bumpers 5%
Jim Bunning 88%
Conrad Burns 74%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 76%
Robert Byrd 10%
Herbert Callahan 85%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 82%
Ben Campbell 10%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 79%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
Mike Castle 79%
John Chafee 40%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 6%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 76%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 97%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 48%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 3%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 94%
Larry Combest 85%
Gary Condit 65%
Kent Conrad 14%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Jerry Costello 24%
Paul Coverdell 81%
Christopher Cox 83%
Larry Craig 90%
Robert Cramer 15%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
Randall Cunningham 76%
Alfonse D'Amato 67%
Patsy Ann Danner 15%
Thomas Daschle 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 56%
E. Kika de la Garza 12%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 3%
Thomas DeLay 94%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 26%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 59%
Jay Dickey 82%
Norm Dicks 9%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Robert Dole 86%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 52%
Calvin Dooley 16%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 10%
Robert Dornan 91%
David Dreier 91%
Jennifer Dunn 82%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 32%
Vern Ehlers 71%
Bill Emerson 73%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 3%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 79%
Thomas Ewing 82%
Jim Exon 14%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 6%
Harris Fawell 85%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 43%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
Cleo Fields 3%
Jack Fields, Jr. 84%
Bob Filner 6%
Floyd Flake 0%
Wendell Ford 10%
Tillie Fowler 79%
Barney Frank 15%
Gary Franks 77%
Robert Franks 85%
Jonas Frost III 12%
Elton Gallegly 81%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Pete Geren 50%
Sam Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 74%
Paul Gillmor 65%
Benjamin Gilman 39%
Newt Gingrich 79%
John Glenn 5%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
Slade Gorton 62%
Porter Goss 85%
Daniel Graham 33%
William Phillip Gramm 83%
Rodney Grams 86%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
Judd Gregg 95%
Steven Gunderson 70%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 62%
Tony Hall 9%
Lee Hamilton 18%
Melton Hancock 100%
James Hansen 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 27%
J. Dennis Hastert 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 81%
Mark Hatfield 14%
Joel Hefley 91%
W.G. Hefner 6%
Jesse Helms 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 4%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
David Lee Hobson 71%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Ernest Hollings 5%
Stephen Horn 58%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 70%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 3%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Henry Hyde 79%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 47%
William Jefferson 3%
James Merrill Jeffords 19%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
Nancy Johnson 79%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
Harry Johnston 12%
J. Bennett Johnston 5%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 62%
Dirk Kempthorne 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 5%
Joseph Kennedy II 12%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 9%
Bob Kerrey 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 14%
Dale Kildee 6%
Jay Kim 76%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 88%
Gerald Kleczka 12%

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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