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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of America

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 58%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 58%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 73%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 8%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 8%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 67%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 8%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 58%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 58%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 58%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 58%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 63%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 73%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 58%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 58%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 8%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 8%
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Gary Ackerman 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
Wayne Allard 8%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 8%
Richard Armey 8%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 25%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Joseph Baldacci 67%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 33%
Bob Barr, Jr. 8%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 8%
Charlie Bass 8%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 17%
Max Baucus 58%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Bennett 8%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 58%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Shelley Berkley 58%
Howard Berman 58%
Marion Berry 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 58%
Judy Biggert 17%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Rod Blagojevich 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 42%
John Boehner 8%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 83%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Robert Borski, Jr. 67%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 25%
Barbara Boxer 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
Bob Brady 83%
John Breaux 75%
Corrine Brown 67%
Sam Brownback 25%
Richard Bryan 67%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 8%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 8%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 8%
Dave Camp 8%
Ben Campbell 17%
Thomas Campbell 42%
Chris Cannon 8%
Lois Capps 58%
Mike Capuano 83%
Julia Carson 73%
Mike Castle 25%
Saxby Chambliss 17%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
William Clay, Sr. 83%
Eva Clayton 67%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 58%
Robert Clement 50%
Howard Coble 8%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Thad Cochran 0%
Michael Collins 8%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 58%
Kent Conrad 75%
John Conyers, Jr. 92%
Merrill Cook 17%
John Cooksey 8%
Jerry Costello 67%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 8%
William Coyne 75%
Larry Craig 8%
Robert Cramer 17%
Philip Crane 8%
Joe Crowley 58%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Elijah Cummings 67%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 33%
Thomas Daschle 75%
James Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Nathan Deal 8%

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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