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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 92%
Richard Armey 92%
John Ashcroft 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
Henry Scott Baesler 58%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
William Baker 92%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 33%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 58%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 33%
Bill Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
Charlie Bass 92%
Herbert Bateman 91%
Max Baucus 29%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
Anthony Beilenson 17%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 92%
Howard Berman 30%
Tom Bevill 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 14%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 27%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 92%
Peter Blute 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 92%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Sonny Bono 92%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 14%
Bill Bradley 0%
John Breaux 43%
Bill Brewster 73%
Glen Browder 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
George Brown, Jr. 25%
Hank Brown 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 92%
Richard Bryan 29%
Ed Bryant 91%
John Bryant 36%
Dale Bumpers 14%
Jim Bunn 100%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 92%
Ben Campbell 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
Mike Castle 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
John Chafee 86%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
Jim Chapman 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 83%
Jon Lynn Christensen 92%
Dick Chrysler 91%
William Clay, Sr. 17%
Eva Clayton 8%
Robert Clement 50%
William Clinger 92%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 92%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
William Cohen 57%
Ronald Coleman 25%
Barbara-Rose Collins 8%
Cardiss Collins 11%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 92%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 29%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
Wes Cooley 92%
Jerry Costello 45%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 8%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 58%
Philip Crane 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 92%
Barbara Cubin 91%
Randall Cunningham 92%
Alfonse D'Amato 86%
Patsy Ann Danner 58%
Thomas Daschle 14%
Thomas Davis III 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
E. Kika de la Garza 55%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
Thomas DeLay 92%
Ronald Dellums 8%
Peter Deutsch 45%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 86%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Jay Dickey 92%
Norm Dicks 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 8%
Julian Dixon 17%
Chris Dodd 14%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
Robert Dole 86%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 83%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 29%
Robert Dornan 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
David Dreier 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
Jennifer Dunn 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 82%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 83%
Bill Emerson 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 33%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 92%
Thomas Ewing 92%
Jim Exon 43%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
Harris Fawell 92%
Victor Fazio 33%
Russ Feingold 14%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
Cleo Fields 18%
Jack Fields, Jr. 91%
Bob Filner 8%
Floyd Flake 25%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 83%
Thomas Foglietta 17%
Mark Foley 92%
Michael Patrick Forbes 83%
Harold Ford, Sr. 42%
Wendell Ford 14%
Tillie Fowler 92%
Jon David Fox 67%
Barney Frank 25%
Gary Franks 83%
Robert Franks 92%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 92%
Dan Frisa 83%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 30%
David Funderburk 92%
Elizabeth Furse 33%
Elton Gallegly 92%
John Ganske 92%
Sam Gejdenson 8%
George Gekas 92%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 27%
Pete Geren 83%
Sam Gibbons 36%
Wayne Gilchrest 83%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Benjamin Gilman 67%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 29%
Henry Gonzalez 27%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
William Goodling 91%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 86%
Porter Goss 83%
Daniel Graham 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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