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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Land Rights Association (formerly League of Private Property Voters)

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 63%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 0%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 42%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 75%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Brian Bilbray 58%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Rod Blagojevich 9%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 88%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 58%
Rick Boucher 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
John Breaux 29%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Richard Bryan 13%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 83%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
Chris Cannon 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
John Chafee 38%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
Jon Lynn Christensen 100%
William Clay, Sr. 10%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 25%
Robert Clement 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
Michael Collins 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 92%
Kent Conrad 63%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
Merrill Cook 100%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 17%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 58%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 75%
Thomas Daschle 29%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
James Davis 8%
Thomas Davis III 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Peter Deutsch 8%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Jay Dickey 92%
Norm Dicks 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 27%
Julian Dixon 8%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
Calvin Dooley 36%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 63%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 27%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 58%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 83%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
Harris Fawell 42%
Victor Fazio 17%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 91%
Michael Patrick Forbes 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 25%
Wendell Ford 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 89%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Jon David Fox 58%
Barney Frank 8%
Robert Franks 55%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 58%
William Frist 43%
Jonas Frost III 18%
Elizabeth Furse 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 75%
Sam Gejdenson 8%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 83%
Benjamin Gilman 33%
John Glenn 0%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 92%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
William Goodling 92%
Bart Gordon 17%
Slade Gorton 100%
Porter Goss 67%
Daniel Graham 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
James Greenwood 50%

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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