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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 42%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 26%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 32%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 68%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 74%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 79%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 26%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 63%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 37%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 53%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 26%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 68%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 68%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 16%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 8%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 26%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 74%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 37%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 63%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 74%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 74%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 32%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 53%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 26%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 53%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 42%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 74%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 84%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 26%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 74%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 84%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 26%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 47%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 63%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 42%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 17%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 21%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 56%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 58%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 37%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 58%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 32%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 74%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 74%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 47%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 89%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 8%
Neil Abercrombie 63%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 42%
Gary Ackerman 58%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
Wayne Allard 8%
Thomas Allen 68%
Rob Andrews 89%
Bill Archer 11%
Richard Armey 21%
John Ashcroft 17%
Spencer Bachus 47%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 63%
Bob Barr, Jr. 47%
Bill Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 37%
Joe Barton 11%
Charlie Bass 53%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 0%
Max Baucus 75%
Bob Bennett 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 16%
Howard Berman 53%
Marion Berry 42%
Joe Biden, Jr. 58%
Brian Bilbray 47%
Michael Bilirakis 26%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Rod Blagojevich 79%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 37%
John Boehner 5%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 11%
David Edward Bonior 74%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 68%
Leonard Boswell 53%
Rick Boucher 53%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
Bob Brady 75%
John Breaux 58%
Corrine Brown 53%
George Brown, Jr. 53%
Sam Brownback 25%
Richard Bryan 75%
Ed Bryant 16%
Jim Bunning 21%
Conrad Burns 8%
Dan Burton 26%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 83%
Herbert Callahan 16%
Dave Camp 11%
Ben Campbell 17%
Thomas Campbell 58%
Chris Cannon 21%
Lois Capps 89%
Julia Carson 84%
Mike Castle 42%
John Chafee 50%
Saxby Chambliss 21%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 32%
William Clay, Sr. 63%
Eva Clayton 58%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 67%
Robert Clement 32%
Howard Coble 47%
Thomas Coburn 26%
Thad Cochran 8%
Michael Collins 32%
Larry Combest 5%
Gary Condit 74%
Kent Conrad 83%
John Conyers, Jr. 84%
Merrill Cook 32%
John Cooksey 16%
Jerry Costello 58%
Paul Coverdell 25%
Christopher Cox 37%
William Coyne 68%
Larry Craig 17%
Robert Cramer 42%
Philip Crane 16%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 21%
Patsy Ann Danner 58%
Thomas Daschle 67%
James Davis 47%
Thomas Davis III 5%
Nathan Deal 53%
Bill Delahunt 89%
Thomas DeLay 5%
Peter Deutsch 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 32%
Jay Dickey 26%
Norm Dicks 16%
John Dingell 42%
Julian Dixon 37%
Chris Dodd 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 16%
John Doolittle 21%
Byron Dorgan 83%
David Dreier 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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