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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 8%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 54%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 36%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 73%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 63%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 29%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 34%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 51%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 71%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 59%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 41%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 46%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 22%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 8%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 41%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 55%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 53%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 37%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 36%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 16%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 34%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 42%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 23%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 16%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 45%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 26%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 16%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 37%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 34%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 31%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 74%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 59%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 37%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 37%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 58%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 47%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 39%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 37%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 51%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 29%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 34%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 40%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 58%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 53%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 54%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 41%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 34%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 37%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 32%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 42%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 31%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 55%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 31%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 66%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 36%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 44%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 43%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 54%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 55%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 54%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 63%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 18%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 45%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 52%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 59%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 39%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 16%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 49%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 58%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 86%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 37%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 49%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 16%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 41%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 46%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 32%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 30%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 54%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 18%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 60%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 53%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 34%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 34%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 34%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 18%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 59%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 74%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 84%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 48%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 41%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 84%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 44%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 37%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 63%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 51%
Gary Ackerman 42%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Wayne Allard 60%
Thomas Allen 37%
Rob Andrews 52%
Bill Archer 25%
Richard Armey 22%
John Ashcroft 66%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
Cass Ballenger 58%
James Barcia 16%
Bob Barr, Jr. 58%
Bill Barrett 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 48%
Charlie Bass 21%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 64%
Bob Bennett 21%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 59%
Douglas Bereuter 21%
Howard Berman 44%
Marion Berry 35%
Brian Bilbray 46%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 49%
Rod Blagojevich 42%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 16%
Sherwood Boehlert 26%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 28%
David Edward Bonior 37%
Mary Bono Mack 12%
Robert Borski, Jr. 42%
Leonard Boswell 13%
Rick Boucher 32%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 69%
John Breaux 34%

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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