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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
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Terry Everett 100%
George Gekas 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
William Goodling 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Rick Hill 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Connie Mack 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
David McIntosh 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
Don Nickles 100%
James Nussle 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Robert Schaffer 100%
John Shadegg 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
E.G. Shuster 100%
Joseph Skeen 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Charles Stenholm 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Fred Thompson 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
David Weldon 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 91%
Richard Hugh Baker 91%
Marion Berry 91%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
Dan Burton 91%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 91%
Chris Cannon 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 91%
James DeMint 91%
David Dreier 91%
Jennifer Dunn 91%
Ernest Fletcher 91%
Paul Gillmor 91%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 91%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 91%
Van Hilleary 91%
David Lee Hobson 91%
Asa Hutchinson 91%
Ron Lewis 91%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 91%
James McCrery III 91%
Scott McInnis 91%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 91%
Robert William Ney 91%
Anne Northup 91%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 91%
Doug Ose 91%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 91%
Deborah Pryce 91%
George Radanovich 91%
Bob Riley 91%
James Rogan 91%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 91%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 91%
Mark Souder 91%
Cliff Stearns 91%
Bob Stump 91%
Charles Taylor 91%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 91%
Wesley Watkins 91%
Heather Wilson 91%
Bill Young 91%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 91%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 89%
John Ashcroft 88%
John Breaux 88%
Ben Campbell 88%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 88%
Paul Coverdell 88%
Slade Gorton 88%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 88%
Kay Hutchison 88%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
Bob Smith 88%
George Voinovich 88%
Bob Barr, Jr. 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Michael Bilirakis 82%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 82%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 82%
Merrill Cook 82%
John Cooksey 82%
Christopher Cox 82%
Robert Cramer 82%
Philip Crane 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 82%
Tillie Fowler 82%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 82%
Gilbert Gutknecht 82%
James Hansen 82%
Robert Hayes 82%
Joel Hefley 82%
Henry Hyde 82%
Christopher John 82%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 82%
James Kolbe 82%
John Linder 82%
Ken Lucas 82%
John McHugh 82%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 82%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 82%
Sue Myrick 82%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
Ralph Regula 82%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 82%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 82%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 82%
Nick Smith 82%
Floyd Spence 82%
John Sweeney 82%
Tom Tancredo 82%
William Tauzin 82%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
Kit Bond 77%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 77%
Jim Bunning 77%
Robert Byrd 77%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 77%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 77%
William Frist 77%
Daniel Inouye 77%
Trent Lott, Sr. 77%
Dick Lugar 77%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 77%

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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