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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%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
James Barcia 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
Thomas Campbell 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
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%
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%
William Coyne 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
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%
Peter Deutsch 100%
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%
Calvin Dooley 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
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%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
John Ganske 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Rick Hill 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
Christopher John 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Rick Lazio 100%
James Leach 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
William Lipinski 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
William Luther 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
James Maloney 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
John McHugh 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 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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