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Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

1997-1998 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
Joseph Baldacci 96%
Cass Ballenger 12%
James Barcia 92%
Bob Barr, Jr. 12%
Bill Barrett 32%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
Joe Barton 12%
Charlie Bass 24%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 12%
Max Baucus 80%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 88%
Douglas Bereuter 16%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 76%
Joe Biden, Jr. 75%
Brian Bilbray 36%
Michael Bilirakis 16%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Rod Blagojevich 84%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 16%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
John Boehner 8%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 28%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Robert Borski, Jr. 92%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 88%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 84%
Bob Brady 100%
John Breaux 75%
Corrine Brown 100%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
Sam Brownback 20%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 12%
Jim Bunning 16%
Conrad Burns 30%
Dan Burton 12%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 16%
Dave Camp 20%
Ben Campbell 35%
Thomas Campbell 40%
Chris Cannon 12%
Lois Capps 100%
Julia Carson 92%
Mike Castle 52%
John Chafee 65%
Saxby Chambliss 16%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 32%
William Clay, Sr. 88%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Robert Clement 76%
Howard Coble 12%
Thomas Coburn 16%
Thad Cochran 20%
Michael Collins 8%
Larry Combest 12%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 95%
John Conyers, Jr. 88%
Merrill Cook 24%
John Cooksey 20%
Jerry Costello 88%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 16%
William Coyne 96%
Larry Craig 15%
Robert Cramer 76%
Philip Crane 12%
Barbara Cubin 16%
Elijah Cummings 100%
Randall Cunningham 12%
Patsy Ann Danner 84%
Thomas Daschle 95%
James Davis 84%
Thomas Davis III 40%
Nathan Deal 12%
Bill Delahunt 96%
Thomas DeLay 8%
Peter Deutsch 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
Jay Dickey 16%
Norm Dicks 84%
John Dingell 88%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 16%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 20%
John Duncan, Jr. 16%
Jennifer Dunn 12%
State Office Name Party Rating
Joseph Baldacci 96%
Cass Ballenger 12%
James Barcia 92%
Bob Barr, Jr. 12%
Bill Barrett 32%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
Joe Barton 12%
Charlie Bass 24%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 12%
Max Baucus 80%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 88%
Douglas Bereuter 16%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 76%
Joe Biden, Jr. 75%
Brian Bilbray 36%
Michael Bilirakis 16%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Rod Blagojevich 84%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 16%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
John Boehner 8%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 28%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Robert Borski, Jr. 92%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 88%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 84%
Bob Brady 100%
John Breaux 75%
Corrine Brown 100%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
Sam Brownback 20%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 12%
Jim Bunning 16%
Conrad Burns 30%
Dan Burton 12%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 16%
Dave Camp 20%
Ben Campbell 35%
Thomas Campbell 40%
Chris Cannon 12%
Lois Capps 100%
Julia Carson 92%
Mike Castle 52%
John Chafee 65%
Saxby Chambliss 16%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 32%
William Clay, Sr. 88%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Robert Clement 76%
Howard Coble 12%
Thomas Coburn 16%
Thad Cochran 20%
Michael Collins 8%
Larry Combest 12%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 95%
John Conyers, Jr. 88%
Merrill Cook 24%
John Cooksey 20%
Jerry Costello 88%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 16%
William Coyne 96%
Larry Craig 15%
Robert Cramer 76%
Philip Crane 12%
Barbara Cubin 16%
Elijah Cummings 100%
Randall Cunningham 12%
Patsy Ann Danner 84%
Thomas Daschle 95%
James Davis 84%
Thomas Davis III 40%
Nathan Deal 12%
Bill Delahunt 96%
Thomas DeLay 8%
Peter Deutsch 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
Jay Dickey 16%
Norm Dicks 84%
John Dingell 88%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 16%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 20%
John Duncan, Jr. 16%
Jennifer Dunn 12%
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