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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
Chet Edwards 92%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 16%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Philip English 56%
Bob Etheridge 84%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 16%
Thomas Ewing 24%
Sam Farr 92%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 92%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 92%
Mark Foley 24%
Michael Patrick Forbes 56%
Harold Ford, Jr. 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 6%
Tillie Fowler 24%
Barney Frank 92%
Robert Franks 40%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 32%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 88%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 24%
Sam Gejdenson 96%
George Gekas 12%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 92%
Jim Gibbons 28%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 24%
Benjamin Gilman 72%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 32%
Bob Goodlatte 12%
William Goodling 16%
Bart Gordon 84%
Slade Gorton 15%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 70%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 15%
Gene Green 92%
James Greenwood 32%
Judd Gregg 10%
Luis Gutiérrez 92%
Gilbert Gutknecht 12%
Charles Hagel 15%
Ralph Hall 20%
Tony Hall 84%
James Hansen 12%
Tom Harkin 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 12%
Doc Hastings 12%
Orrin Hatch 25%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 8%
Jesse Helms 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Rick Hill 24%
Van Hilleary 12%
Earl Hilliard, Sr. 96%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 92%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Tim Holden 92%
Ernest Hollings 75%
Darlene Hooley 88%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 16%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
Kenny Hulshof 12%
Duncan Hunter 16%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 10%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 20%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
William Lewis Jenkins 16%
Christopher John 72%
Nancy Johnson 72%
Sam Johnson 8%
Timothy Johnson 95%
Walter Jones, Jr. 12%
Paul Kanjorski 96%
John Kasich 16%
Sue Kelly 60%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Bob Kerrey 85%
John Kerry 95%
Dale Kildee 92%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 8%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 16%
State Office Name Party Rating
Chet Edwards 92%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 16%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Philip English 56%
Bob Etheridge 84%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 16%
Thomas Ewing 24%
Sam Farr 92%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 92%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 92%
Mark Foley 24%
Michael Patrick Forbes 56%
Harold Ford, Jr. 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 6%
Tillie Fowler 24%
Barney Frank 92%
Robert Franks 40%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 32%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 88%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 24%
Sam Gejdenson 96%
George Gekas 12%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 92%
Jim Gibbons 28%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 24%
Benjamin Gilman 72%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 32%
Bob Goodlatte 12%
William Goodling 16%
Bart Gordon 84%
Slade Gorton 15%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 70%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 15%
Gene Green 92%
James Greenwood 32%
Judd Gregg 10%
Luis Gutiérrez 92%
Gilbert Gutknecht 12%
Charles Hagel 15%
Ralph Hall 20%
Tony Hall 84%
James Hansen 12%
Tom Harkin 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 12%
Doc Hastings 12%
Orrin Hatch 25%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 8%
Jesse Helms 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Rick Hill 24%
Van Hilleary 12%
Earl Hilliard, Sr. 96%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 92%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Tim Holden 92%
Ernest Hollings 75%
Darlene Hooley 88%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 16%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
Kenny Hulshof 12%
Duncan Hunter 16%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 10%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 20%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
William Lewis Jenkins 16%
Christopher John 72%
Nancy Johnson 72%
Sam Johnson 8%
Timothy Johnson 95%
Walter Jones, Jr. 12%
Paul Kanjorski 96%
John Kasich 16%
Sue Kelly 60%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Bob Kerrey 85%
John Kerry 95%
Dale Kildee 92%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 8%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 16%
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