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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Competitive Enterprise Institute

1994 Deregulation Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Rob Andrews 29%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 71%
Bill Barrett 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Herbert Bateman 67%
Max Baucus 14%
Anthony Beilenson 14%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 71%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Peter Blute 57%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
Kit Bond 86%
Henry Bonilla 86%
David Edward Bonior 29%
Rick Boucher 83%
Bill Bradley 0%
John Breaux 14%
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%
Ben Campbell 20%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Mike Castle 71%
John Chafee 71%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Eva Clayton 29%
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%
Jerry Costello 67%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 86%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 100%
Randall Cunningham 86%
Alfonse D'Amato 71%
Patsy Ann Danner 71%
Thomas Daschle 0%
E. Kika de la Garza 14%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Ronald Dellums 17%
Peter Deutsch 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 50%
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%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bill Emerson 86%
Lane Evans 14%
Terry Everett 86%
Thomas Ewing 86%
Jim Exon 14%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Harris Fawell 71%
Victor Fazio 29%
Russ Feingold 0%
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%
Slade Gorton 86%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 83%
Judd Gregg 86%
Steven Gunderson 71%
Tony Hall 43%
Lee Hamilton 71%
Melton Hancock 100%
James Hansen 100%
Jane Harman 57%
J. Dennis Hastert 86%
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%
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%
Nancy Johnson 57%
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%
Dale Kildee 29%
Jay Kim 100%
Gerald Kleczka 29%
Scott Klug 71%
Joseph Knollenberg 86%
Herb Kohl 14%
James Kolbe 86%
Jon Kyl 86%
John LaFalce 43%
Tom Lantos 0%
Greg Laughlin 71%
Frank Lautenberg 14%
Rick Lazio 71%
James Leach 57%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Jim Lightfoot 71%
Blanche Lincoln 57%
John Linder 86%
William Lipinski 67%
Robert Livingston 86%
Trent Lott, Sr. 86%
Dick Lugar 86%
Connie Mack 100%
Thomas Manton 57%
Don Manzullo 86%
Matthew Martinez 29%
Robert Matsui 33%
Bill McCollum 100%
James McCrery III 86%
John McHugh 86%
Scott McInnis 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 14%
Carrie Meek 43%
Jan Meyers 71%
Dan Miller 86%
David Minge 43%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 29%
Susan Molinari 71%

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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