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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 82%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 82%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 9%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 64%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 18%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 86%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 27%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 27%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 27%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 11%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 43%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 14%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 91%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 29%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 18%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 91%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 27%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 29%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 27%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 27%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 17%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 64%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 18%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 29%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 29%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 18%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 91%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 18%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
Neil Abercrombie 27%
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%
Spencer Bachus 82%
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%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 57%
Thomas Campbell 55%
Chris Cannon 100%
Julia Carson 27%
Mike Castle 64%
John Chafee 86%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 82%
William Clay, Sr. 9%
Eva Clayton 27%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 43%
Robert Clement 27%
Howard Coble 100%
Thomas Coburn 80%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 45%
Kent Conrad 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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