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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 13%
Gary Condit 63%
Kent Conrad 50%
Merrill Cook 38%
John Cooksey 13%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 17%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 43%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 38%
Thomas Daschle 83%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 13%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 75%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 88%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
Thomas Ewing 25%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 43%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25%
Tillie Fowler 13%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 63%
William Frist 33%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 25%
John Ganske 75%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 88%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 63%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 13%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 75%
Judd Gregg 17%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
Charles Hagel 17%
Ralph Hall 25%
Tony Hall 43%
James Hansen 14%
Tom Harkin 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 14%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 38%
Ernest Hollings 40%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 88%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 38%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 17%
Henry Hyde 14%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 88%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 29%
Nancy Johnson 88%
Timothy Johnson 83%
Paul Kanjorski 63%
Sue Kelly 63%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 63%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Ronald Klink 63%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 63%
Dennis Kucinich 75%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 63%
Ray LaHood 13%
Nicholas Lampson 88%
Mary Landrieu 83%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Tom Latham 13%
Steve LaTourette 63%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 63%
James Leach 75%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 38%
Robert Livingston 13%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 17%
William Luther 88%
Connie Mack 17%
James Maloney 88%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 71%
Frank Mascara 38%
Robert Matsui 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 25%
David McIntosh 0%
Mike McIntyre 38%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 71%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 25%
George Miller 100%
David Minge 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 80%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Jim Moran, Jr. 88%
Constance Morella 100%
Patrick Moynihan 83%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 25%
Robert William Ney 13%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 13%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 13%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 29%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 25%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 25%
John Peterson 14%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 63%

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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