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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Common Cause

1999-2000 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 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%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
John Doolittle 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
George Gekas 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Porter Goss 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 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%
Van Hilleary 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Stephen Largent 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
Dan Miller 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
John Shadegg 0%
Donald Sherwood 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
Joseph Skeen 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
William Thomas 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
Nick Smith 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Baron Hill 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
William Lipinski 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
David Wu 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
John McHugh 0%
James Walsh 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Brian Baird 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
David Edward Bonior 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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