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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Competitive Enterprise Institute

1994 Budget Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Hank Brown 100%
Philip Crane 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Melton Hancock 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
Don Nickles 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Bill Archer 97%
Richard Armey 97%
Howard Coble 97%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 97%
Bob Stump 97%
Richard Zimmer 97%
Judd Gregg 95%
Wayne Allard 94%
Dan Burton 94%
Michael Collins 94%
Thomas DeLay 94%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
William Paxon 94%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 94%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 94%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
John Doolittle 91%
Robert Dornan 91%
David Dreier 91%
Joel Hefley 91%
Dan Miller 91%
James Ramstad 91%
Daniel Schaefer 91%
Cliff Stearns 91%
Bill Zeliff 91%
Larry Craig 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
Jesse Helms 90%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Dirk Kempthorne 90%
Larry Pressler 90%
Alan Simpson 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 89%
Ron Lewis 89%
Cass Ballenger 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
Jim Bunning 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
James Hansen 88%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Jack Kingston 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 88%
Jon Kyl 88%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 88%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 88%
Tom Petri 88%
Toby Roth 88%
Christopher Shays 88%
Spencer Bachus 87%
Robert Dole 86%
Rodney Grams 86%
Connie Mack 86%
William Roth, Jr. 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Bill Barrett 85%
Herbert Callahan 85%
Larry Combest 85%
Harris Fawell 85%
Robert Franks 85%
Porter Goss 85%
J. Dennis Hastert 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
Scott Klug 85%
John Linder 85%
Don Manzullo 85%
Bill McCollum 85%
John McHugh 85%
Carlos Moorhead 85%
James Nussle 85%
Richard Pombo 85%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 85%
Nick Smith 85%
Charles Taylor 85%
Jack Fields, Jr. 84%
Christopher Cox 83%
William Phillip Gramm 83%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Henry Bonilla 82%
Dave Camp 82%
Jay Dickey 82%
Jennifer Dunn 82%
Thomas Ewing 82%
James McCrery III 82%
Susan Molinari 82%
James Talent 82%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 82%
Bob Bennett 81%
Paul Coverdell 81%
Elton Gallegly 81%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 81%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 81%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 81%
William Thomas 81%
John Warner 81%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
William Baker 79%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 79%
Mike Castle 79%
Terry Everett 79%
Tillie Fowler 79%
Newt Gingrich 79%
Henry Hyde 79%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Michael Oxley 79%
Ronald Packard 79%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 79%
Jack Quinn 78%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 78%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 77%
Gary Franks 77%
Craig Thomas 77%
Peter Blute 76%
Steve Buyer 76%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 76%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 76%
Randall Cunningham 76%
Jay Kim 76%
James Leach 76%
Buck McKeon 76%
Frank Murkowski 76%
Jim Saxton 76%
Michael Bilirakis 74%
Conrad Burns 74%
Wayne Gilchrest 74%
Jan Meyers 74%
John Edward Porter 74%
Bill Emerson 73%
Jim Lightfoot 73%
Robert Livingston 73%
Vern Ehlers 71%
David Lee Hobson 71%
Rick Lazio 71%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 71%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 71%
Steven Schiff 71%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Strom Thurmond 71%
Peter Torkildsen 71%
Barbara Vucanovich 71%
Bill Young 71%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 71%
Steven Gunderson 70%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 70%
Frank Wolf 70%
Marge Roukema 69%
Herbert Bateman 68%
James Kolbe 68%
Charles Stenholm 68%
Alfonse D'Amato 67%
Gary Condit 65%
Paul Gillmor 65%
David Minge 65%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 65%
Joseph Skeen 65%
William Tauzin 65%
Slade Gorton 62%
Ralph Hall 62%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 62%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 59%
Gene Taylor 59%
Stephen Horn 58%
Jerry Lewis 58%
Bill Orton 58%
Dick Lugar 57%
Rob Andrews 56%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 56%
Glenn Poshard 56%
James Walsh 55%
Kit Bond 52%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 52%
Herb Kohl 52%
William Cohen 50%
Pete Geren 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 48%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 47%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 44%
Mike Parker 44%
Russ Feingold 43%
Bill Bradley 42%
Martin Meehan 41%
Constance Morella 41%
John Chafee 40%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
Benjamin Gilman 39%
Arlen Specter 38%

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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