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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Alan Mollohan 20%
Constance Morella 84%
Carol Moseley Braun 65%
Patrick Moynihan 46%
Frank Murkowski 64%
Jack Murtha 56%
Sue Myrick 64%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 56%
Mark Neumann 77%
Robert William Ney 59%
Don Nickles 76%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 64%
James Nussle 74%
Jim Oberstar 21%
Dave Obey 36%
John Olver 47%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 58%
Major Owens 38%
Michael Oxley 58%
Ronald Packard 56%
Michael Pappas 58%
Mike Parker 50%
Ron Paul 40%
William Paxon 68%
Donald Payne 24%
Edward Pease 52%
John Peterson 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 56%
Owen Pickett 66%
Richard Pombo 15%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
John Edward Porter 86%
Glenn Poshard 72%
Deborah Pryce 63%
Jack Quinn 62%
George Radanovich 62%
James Ramstad 84%
Bill Redmond 64%
Ralph Regula 66%
Silvestre Reyes 53%
Frank Riggs 53%
Bob Riley 54%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 76%
Charles Robb 85%
Ciro Rodriguez 49%
Timothy Roemer 60%
James Rogan 57%
William Roth, Jr. 74%
Steve Rothman 74%
Marge Roukema 84%
Jim Ryun 47%
Martin Olav Sabo 62%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 73%
Paul Sarbanes 29%
Jim Saxton 60%
Joe Scarborough 34%
Daniel Schaefer 50%
Robert Schaffer 68%
John Shadegg 32%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 74%
Christopher Shays 82%
E.G. Shuster 34%
Norman Sisisky 74%
David Skaggs 68%
Joseph Skeen 56%
Ike Skelton 60%
Gordon Smith 65%
Linda Smith 43%
Nick Smith 74%
Robert Smith 54%
Bob Smith 47%
Vincent Snowbarger 45%
Olympia Snowe 56%
Vic Snyder 64%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 64%
Mark Souder 62%
Arlen Specter 35%
Floyd Spence 48%
John Spratt, Jr. 68%
Pete Stark 38%
Cliff Stearns 62%
Charles Stenholm 74%
Ted Stevens 62%
Louis Stokes 26%
Ted Strickland 70%
Bob Stump 58%
Bart Stupak 72%
John Sununu 72%
James Talent 58%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 74%
William Tauzin 58%
Charles Taylor 68%
Gene Taylor 47%
Craig Thomas 64%
William Thomas 56%
Fred Thompson 45%
Karen Thurman 64%
Strom Thurmond 66%
Todd Tiahrt 49%
Esteban Edward Torres 51%
Robert Torricelli 42%
Ed Towns 29%
James Traficant, Jr. 37%
James Turner 66%
Bruce Vento 76%
James Walsh 70%
Zach Wamp 72%
John Warner 70%
Wesley Watkins 62%
Mel Watt 26%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 64%
David Weldon 36%
W. Curtis Weldon 60%
Gerald Weller 56%
Paul Wellstone 21%
Robert Wexler 71%
Bob Weygand 59%
Rick White 70%
Bob Wise, Jr. 52%
Lynn Woolsey 65%
Albert Wynn 60%
Bill Young 52%

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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