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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 83%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 80%
Thomas Campbell 58%
Chris Cannon 91%
Julia Carson 9%
Mike Castle 66%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 91%
William Clay, Sr. 8%
Eva Clayton 8%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 50%
Howard Coble 91%
Thomas Coburn 83%
Michael Collins 91%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 66%
Kent Conrad 0%
Merrill Cook 83%
John Cooksey 91%
Jerry Costello 16%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 90%
William Coyne 8%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 58%
Philip Crane 91%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 58%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 16%
Thomas Davis III 91%
Bill Delahunt 16%
Thomas DeLay 91%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 16%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 9%
John Dingell 8%
Julian Dixon 8%
Chris Dodd 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Calvin Dooley 58%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 91%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 18%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
Philip English 91%
Bob Etheridge 41%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 91%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Bob Filner 8%
Peter Fitzgerald 60%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 75%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 16%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Barney Frank 8%
Robert Franks 83%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Elton Gallegly 83%
John Ganske 58%
Sam Gejdenson 8%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 8%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 91%
Benjamin Gilman 66%
Charlie Gonzalez 8%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 45%
Slade Gorton 80%
Porter Goss 91%
Daniel Graham 0%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 75%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 75%
Tony Hall 25%
James Hansen 100%
Tom Harkin 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 91%
Joel Hefley 91%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Baron Hill 25%
Rick Hill 83%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 8%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 91%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 33%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 8%
Darlene Hooley 16%
Stephen Horn 66%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 81%
Kenny Hulshof 81%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 72%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 18%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 91%
Christopher John 66%
Nancy Johnson 66%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 8%
Sue Kelly 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 9%
Bob Kerrey 20%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 90%
Gerald Kleczka 8%
Ronald Klink 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 91%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 90%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Steven Kuykendall 91%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 8%
Ray LaHood 90%
Nicholas Lampson 8%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Tom Lantos 11%
Stephen Largent 91%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 75%
James Leach 83%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 91%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 91%
William Lipinski 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Ken Lucas 66%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 16%
Connie Mack 100%
James Maloney 33%
Don Manzullo 100%
Matthew Martinez 9%
Frank Mascara 8%
Robert Matsui 8%
Carolyn McCarthy 33%
Karen McCarthy 25%
Bill McCollum 91%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 75%
Scott McInnis 91%
David McIntosh 91%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 9%
Michael McNulty 8%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 8%
Jack Metcalf 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 8%
Dan Miller 91%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
David Minge 16%

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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