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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Bread for the World

1998 Positions

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

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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