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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 27%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 91%
James Barcia 45%
Bob Barr, Jr. 91%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 91%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 43%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 18%
Douglas Bereuter 82%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 36%
Brian Bilbray 73%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
Rod Blagojevich 27%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
Kit Bond 86%
Henry Bonilla 90%
David Edward Bonior 27%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 9%
Leonard Boswell 45%
Rick Boucher 18%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
John Breaux 43%
Richard Bryan 43%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 57%
Thomas Campbell 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Julia Carson 27%
Mike Castle 64%
John Chafee 86%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 82%
William Clay, Sr. 9%
Eva Clayton 27%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 43%
Robert Clement 27%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 45%
Kent Conrad 29%
Merrill Cook 91%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 27%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 82%
William Coyne 18%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 45%
Philip Crane 82%
Barbara Cubin 82%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 45%
Thomas Daschle 29%
James Davis 18%
Thomas Davis III 91%
Bill Delahunt 9%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Peter Deutsch 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 27%
Julian Dixon 20%
Chris Dodd 29%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 86%
Calvin Dooley 27%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 29%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 18%
Vern Ehlers 91%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
Philip English 73%
Bob Etheridge 36%
Lane Evans 18%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 91%
Russ Feingold 14%
Bob Filner 9%
Mark Foley 91%
Michael Patrick Forbes 45%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Barney Frank 9%
Robert Franks 73%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 27%
Elton Gallegly 91%
John Ganske 73%
Sam Gejdenson 27%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 9%
Jim Gibbons 91%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 82%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 82%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 45%
Slade Gorton 100%
Porter Goss 90%
Daniel Graham 43%
William Phillip Gramm 86%
Rodney Grams 86%
James Greenwood 91%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 91%
Tony Hall 27%
James Hansen 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 91%
Joel Hefley 100%
Jesse Helms 83%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Rick Hill 55%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 11%
Maurice Hinchey 18%
David Lee Hobson 91%
Pete Hoekstra 91%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 17%
Darlene Hooley 36%
Stephen Horn 64%
John Nathan Hostettler 91%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 82%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 91%
Daniel Inouye 29%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 89%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 9%
William Jefferson 14%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Christopher John 73%
Nancy Johnson 55%
Paul Kanjorski 18%
Sue Kelly 64%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 14%
Patrick Kennedy 9%
Bob Kerrey 29%
Dale Kildee 27%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Gerald Kleczka 27%
Ronald Klink 27%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 43%
James Kolbe 91%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
Jon Kyl 86%
John LaFalce 20%
Ray LaHood 64%
Nicholas Lampson 27%
Tom Lantos 27%
Stephen Largent 82%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 29%
Rick Lazio 64%
James Leach 73%
Jerry Lewis 91%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 29%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 18%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 27%
Connie Mack 100%
James Maloney 45%
Don Manzullo 100%
Matthew Martinez 30%
Frank Mascara 27%

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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