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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Silvestre Reyes 53%
Frank Riggs 53%
Bob Riley 54%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 76%
Charles Robb 85%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 62%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 44%
Ciro Rodriguez 49%
Timothy Roemer 60%
James Rogan 57%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 61%
William Roth, Jr. 74%
Steve Rothman 74%
Marge Roukema 84%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 49%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 65%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 34%
Jim Ryun 47%
Martin Olav Sabo 62%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 59%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 34%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 52%
Rick Santorum 73%
Paul Sarbanes 29%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 60%
Jim Saxton 60%
Joe Scarborough 34%
Daniel Schaefer 50%
Robert Schaffer 68%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 49%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 82%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 28%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 64%
John Shadegg 32%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 74%
Christopher Shays 82%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 52%
E.G. Shuster 34%
Norman Sisisky 74%
David Skaggs 68%
Joseph Skeen 56%
Ike Skelton 60%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 43%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 57%
Gordon Smith 65%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 66%
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%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 66%
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%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 43%
Fred Thompson 45%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 58%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 54%
Karen Thurman 64%
Strom Thurmond 66%
Todd Tiahrt 49%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 47%
Esteban Edward Torres 51%
Robert Torricelli 42%
Ed Towns 29%
James Traficant, Jr. 37%
James Turner 66%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
Bruce Vento 76%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 68%
James Walsh 70%
Zach Wamp 72%
John Warner 70%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
Wesley Watkins 62%
Mel Watt 26%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 64%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 46%
David Weldon 36%
W. Curtis Weldon 60%
Gerald Weller 56%
Paul Wellstone 21%
Robert Wexler 71%
Bob Weygand 59%
Rick White 70%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 56%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 56%
Bob Wise, Jr. 52%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 64%
Lynn Woolsey 65%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 52%
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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