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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
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 24%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
Jon Kyl 15%
John LaFalce 92%
Ray LaHood 32%
Nicholas Lampson 92%
Mary Landrieu 85%
Tom Lantos 92%
Stephen Largent 12%
Tom Latham 12%
Steve LaTourette 48%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 44%
James Leach 64%
Carl Levin 100%
Sandy Levin 96%
Jerry Lewis 36%
John Lewis 96%
Ron Lewis 12%
Joe Lieberman 80%
John Linder 12%
William Lipinski 52%
Frank LoBiondo 44%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 15%
William Luther 92%
Connie Mack 20%
James Maloney 88%
Don Manzullo 16%
Matthew Martinez 92%
Frank Mascara 96%
Robert Matsui 96%
John McCain III 30%
Carolyn McCarthy 96%
Karen McCarthy 92%
Bill McCollum 20%
James McCrery III 24%
Jim McDermott 88%
John McHugh 44%
David McIntosh 12%
Mike McIntyre 68%
Buck McKeon 16%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 96%
Michael McNulty 84%
Martin Meehan 96%
Carrie Meek 96%
Jack Metcalf 32%
John Mica 20%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 16%
George Miller 88%
David Minge 88%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 96%
John Moakley 72%
Alan Mollohan 88%
Jim Moran, Jr. 80%
Constance Morella 80%
Patrick Moynihan 60%
Frank Murkowski 30%
Jack Murtha 96%
Sue Myrick 16%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Robert William Ney 48%
Don Nickles 10%
Anne Northup 24%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 12%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 96%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 96%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 84%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 20%
Ronald Packard 8%
Ed Pastor 96%
Ron Paul 36%
Donald Payne 92%
Edward Pease 20%
John Peterson 16%
Tom Petri 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
Owen Pickett 68%
Joe Pitts 12%
Richard Pombo 16%
Earl Pomeroy 96%
John Edward Porter 32%
Deborah Pryce 36%
Jack Quinn 52%
George Radanovich 12%
Nick Rahall II 96%
James Ramstad 40%
Charlie Rangel 88%
Ralph Regula 40%
Harry Reid 95%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
Bob Riley 16%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 96%
Charles Robb 85%
State Office Name Party Rating
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 24%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
Jon Kyl 15%
John LaFalce 92%
Ray LaHood 32%
Nicholas Lampson 92%
Mary Landrieu 85%
Tom Lantos 92%
Stephen Largent 12%
Tom Latham 12%
Steve LaTourette 48%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 44%
James Leach 64%
Carl Levin 100%
Sandy Levin 96%
Jerry Lewis 36%
John Lewis 96%
Ron Lewis 12%
Joe Lieberman 80%
John Linder 12%
William Lipinski 52%
Frank LoBiondo 44%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 15%
William Luther 92%
Connie Mack 20%
James Maloney 88%
Don Manzullo 16%
Matthew Martinez 92%
Frank Mascara 96%
Robert Matsui 96%
John McCain III 30%
Carolyn McCarthy 96%
Karen McCarthy 92%
Bill McCollum 20%
James McCrery III 24%
Jim McDermott 88%
John McHugh 44%
David McIntosh 12%
Mike McIntyre 68%
Buck McKeon 16%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 96%
Michael McNulty 84%
Martin Meehan 96%
Carrie Meek 96%
Jack Metcalf 32%
John Mica 20%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 16%
George Miller 88%
David Minge 88%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 96%
John Moakley 72%
Alan Mollohan 88%
Jim Moran, Jr. 80%
Constance Morella 80%
Patrick Moynihan 60%
Frank Murkowski 30%
Jack Murtha 96%
Sue Myrick 16%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Robert William Ney 48%
Don Nickles 10%
Anne Northup 24%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 12%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 96%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 96%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 84%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 20%
Ronald Packard 8%
Ed Pastor 96%
Ron Paul 36%
Donald Payne 92%
Edward Pease 20%
John Peterson 16%
Tom Petri 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
Owen Pickett 68%
Joe Pitts 12%
Richard Pombo 16%
Earl Pomeroy 96%
John Edward Porter 32%
Deborah Pryce 36%
Jack Quinn 52%
George Radanovich 12%
Nick Rahall II 96%
James Ramstad 40%
Charlie Rangel 88%
Ralph Regula 40%
Harry Reid 95%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
Bob Riley 16%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 96%
Charles Robb 85%
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