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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Bread for the World

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 75%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 75%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
Henry Scott Baesler 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 25%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 40%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Rod Blagojevich 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 75%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
John Breaux 40%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 40%
Ed Bryant 25%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 50%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
Chris Cannon 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
John Chafee 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 25%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 25%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 40%
Robert Clement 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 20%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 25%
John Cooksey 25%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Alfonse D'Amato 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
Julian Dixon 75%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 25%
Thomas Ewing 25%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 75%
Victor Fazio 75%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 75%
Michael Patrick Forbes 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 75%
Wendell Ford 60%
Tillie Fowler 25%
Jon David Fox 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 75%
Sam Gejdenson 75%
George Gekas 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Jim Gibbons 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 25%
Bart Gordon 75%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 25%
Daniel Graham 40%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 100%

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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