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Special Interest Groups

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

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 9%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 22%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 9%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 91%
Brian Baird 18%
Richard Hugh Baker 91%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 36%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 82%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 64%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 44%
Evan Bayh 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 27%
Douglas Bereuter 36%
Shelley Berkley 9%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 91%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 64%
Brian Bilbray 36%
Michael Bilirakis 82%
Jeff Bingaman 44%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 77%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
Robert Borski, Jr. 9%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Rick Boucher 18%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 27%
John Breaux 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 77%
Richard Bryan 33%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 77%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 77%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 91%
Ben Campbell 88%
Thomas Campbell 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 82%
Chris Cannon 91%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 18%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 64%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 91%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 88%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 36%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 11%
Robert Clement 45%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 82%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 77%
Michael Collins 73%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
Larry Combest 64%
Gary Condit 55%
Kent Conrad 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
Merrill Cook 82%
John Cooksey 82%
Jerry Costello 27%
Paul Coverdell 88%
Christopher Cox 82%
William Coyne 9%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 82%
Philip Crane 82%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 64%
Thomas Daschle 55%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 36%
Thomas Davis III 55%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 91%
Peter Deutsch 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 77%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 73%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 36%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 27%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 9%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 55%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 55%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 36%
David Dreier 91%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 82%
Jennifer Dunn 91%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
John Edwards 33%
Chet Edwards 73%
Vern Ehlers 36%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 73%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 18%
Philip English 64%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 9%
Lane Evans 9%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 64%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 18%
Russ Feingold 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 11%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 55%
Ernest Fletcher 91%
Mark Foley 45%
Michael Patrick Forbes 18%
Harold Ford, Jr. 18%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 55%
Tillie Fowler 82%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 27%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 36%
William Frist 77%
Jonas Frost III 55%
Elton Gallegly 73%
John Ganske 73%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
Paul Gillmor 91%
Benjamin Gilman 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 82%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 27%
Slade Gorton 88%
Porter Goss 55%
Daniel Graham 11%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 91%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 91%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
Mark Green 64%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 18%
James Greenwood 45%
Judd Gregg 44%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 9%

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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