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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 5%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Wayne Allard 5%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 5%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 5%
Bill Barrett 15%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 5%
Max Baucus 80%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 95%
Douglas Bereuter 5%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 70%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 95%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 65%
John Breaux 75%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 95%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 35%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 5%
Chris Cannon 5%
Julia Carson 95%
Mike Castle 30%
John Chafee 45%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
William Clay, Sr. 85%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Robert Clement 85%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 90%
Merrill Cook 15%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 90%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 65%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 60%
Thomas Daschle 90%
James Davis 85%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 5%
Norm Dicks 95%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
Calvin Dooley 85%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 5%
Jo Ann Emerson 5%
Philip English 35%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 5%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Russ Feingold 90%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 20%
Michael Patrick Forbes 65%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 5%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 25%
William Frist 5%
Jonas Frost III 95%
Elton Gallegly 15%
John Ganske 5%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 35%
Paul Gillmor 5%
Benjamin Gilman 45%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 30%
William Goodling 5%
Bart Gordon 90%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 5%
Daniel Graham 85%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 5%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Tony Hall 75%
James Hansen 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 10%
Van Hilleary 5%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 5%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ernest Hollings 55%
Darlene Hooley 95%
Stephen Horn 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
Kenny Hulshof 15%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Asa Hutchinson 5%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 5%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
William Lewis Jenkins 5%
Christopher John 50%
Nancy Johnson 55%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Sue Kelly 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Bob Kerrey 95%
Dale Kildee 95%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Gerald Kleczka 90%
Ronald Klink 80%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 15%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 85%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 10%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Rick Lazio 40%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 10%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 80%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 45%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 90%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 85%
Don Manzullo 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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