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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 91%
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 16%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Brian Baird 16%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 94%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman 89%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 16%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 84%
Shelley Berkley 21%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 42%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Rod Blagojevich 10%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 42%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 5%
Mary Bono Mack 89%
Robert Borski, Jr. 5%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Rick Boucher 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 68%
John Breaux 33%
Richard Bryan 16%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 94%
Robert Byrd 22%
Herbert Callahan 94%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 70%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
Chris Cannon 94%
Julia Carson 5%
Mike Castle 73%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
William Clay, Sr. 6%
Eva Clayton 10%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 16%
Robert Clement 47%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 63%
Kent Conrad 18%
Merrill Cook 88%
John Cooksey 93%
Jerry Costello 15%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 68%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 70%
Thomas Daschle 9%
James Davis 21%
Thomas Davis III 94%
Bill Delahunt 15%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 5%
Julian Dixon 5%
Chris Dodd 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 63%
John Doolittle 89%
Byron Dorgan 16%
David Dreier 94%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 8%
Chet Edwards 22%
Vern Ehlers 84%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 94%
Jo Ann Emerson 94%
Philip English 68%
Bob Etheridge 36%
Lane Evans 5%
Terry Everett 94%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Russ Feingold 11%
Bob Filner 5%
Peter Fitzgerald 66%
Ernest Fletcher 94%
Mark Foley 89%
Michael Patrick Forbes 52%
Harold Ford, Jr. 21%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Barney Frank 15%
Robert Franks 78%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 89%
John Ganske 57%
Sam Gejdenson 5%
George Gekas 94%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 5%
Jim Gibbons 73%
Wayne Gilchrest 73%
Paul Gillmor 94%
Benjamin Gilman 52%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
William Goodling 94%
Bart Gordon 52%
Slade Gorton 100%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 16%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
Mark Green 94%
James Greenwood 72%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 94%
Tony Hall 26%
James Hansen 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 94%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 94%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 26%
Rick Hill 94%
Van Hilleary 94%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 5%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 94%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 5%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 31%
Ernest Hollings 18%
Darlene Hooley 21%
Stephen Horn 61%
John Nathan Hostettler 94%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 77%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 84%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 76%
Daniel Inouye 9%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 5%
William Jefferson 16%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
William Lewis Jenkins 89%
Christopher John 68%
Nancy Johnson 73%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Sue Kelly 84%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 8%
Patrick Kennedy 5%
Bob Kerrey 25%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 5%
Ronald Klink 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 22%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
Steven Kuykendall 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 5%
Ray LaHood 78%
Nicholas Lampson 10%
Tom Lantos 12%
Stephen Largent 100%
Steve LaTourette 84%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Rick Lazio 68%

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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