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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Competitive Enterprise Institute

1994 Deregulation Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 14%
Gary Ackerman 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Rob Andrews 29%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 83%
Henry Scott Baesler 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 71%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 14%
Bill Barrett 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Herbert Bateman 67%
Max Baucus 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 14%
Anthony Beilenson 14%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 71%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Peter Blute 57%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 86%
Henry Bonilla 86%
David Edward Bonior 29%
Rick Boucher 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Bill Bradley 0%
John Breaux 14%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 29%
George Brown, Jr. 29%
Hank Brown 86%
Richard Bryan 14%
John Bryant 57%
Dale Bumpers 29%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 71%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 86%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 86%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 20%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
Mike Castle 71%
John Chafee 71%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Eva Clayton 29%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
William Cohen 86%
Ronald Coleman 43%
Barbara-Rose Collins 17%
Cardiss Collins 43%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 86%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 14%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 43%
Jerry Costello 67%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 86%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
Randall Cunningham 86%
Alfonse D'Amato 71%
Patsy Ann Danner 71%
Thomas Daschle 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 71%
E. Kika de la Garza 14%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Ronald Dellums 17%
Peter Deutsch 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 83%
Julian Dixon 14%
Chris Dodd 0%
Robert Dole 86%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 86%
Calvin Dooley 43%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Robert Dornan 100%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 14%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bill Emerson 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
Lane Evans 14%
Terry Everett 86%
Thomas Ewing 86%
Jim Exon 14%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
Harris Fawell 71%
Victor Fazio 29%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
Cleo Fields 14%
Jack Fields, Jr. 86%
Bob Filner 14%
Floyd Flake 14%
Wendell Ford 0%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Barney Frank 14%
Gary Franks 83%
Robert Franks 57%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Sam Gejdenson 14%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 33%
Pete Geren 67%
Sam Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 71%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Benjamin Gilman 57%
Newt Gingrich 86%
John Glenn 0%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 86%
Slade Gorton 86%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 43%
Judd Gregg 86%
Steven Gunderson 71%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 71%
Tony Hall 43%
Lee Hamilton 71%
Melton Hancock 100%
James Hansen 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 14%
Jane Harman 57%
J. Dennis Hastert 86%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 43%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Mark Hatfield 50%
Joel Hefley 86%
W.G. Hefner 67%
Jesse Helms 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 86%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 80%
Maurice Hinchey 14%
David Lee Hobson 86%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Ernest Hollings 14%
Stephen Horn 71%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 71%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 57%
Duncan Hunter 86%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 67%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 43%
William Jefferson 43%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
Nancy Johnson 57%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
Harry Johnston 14%
J. Bennett Johnston 0%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 100%
Dirk Kempthorne 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Joseph Kennedy II 0%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 43%
Bob Kerrey 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 14%
Dale Kildee 29%
Jay Kim 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 86%
Gerald Kleczka 29%

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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