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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Common Cause

1999-2000 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Richard Armey 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 0%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Porter Goss 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
James Greenwood 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Tony Hall 0%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Stephen Horn 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
William Jefferson 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%

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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