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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Thomas Daschle 100%
Mark Hatfield 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Paul Simon 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 91%
Kent Conrad 91%
Russ Feingold 91%
John Glenn 91%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 91%
Herb Kohl 91%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 91%
Patrick Moynihan 91%
Paul Sarbanes 91%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 91%
Bill Bradley 85%
Claiborne Pell 85%
Max Baucus 82%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 82%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Richard Bryan 82%
Byron Dorgan 82%
Daniel Graham 82%
Bob Kerrey 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 82%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 82%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 82%
Jim Exon 77%
David Pryor 77%
Robert Byrd 73%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 64%
J. Bennett Johnston 62%
Dale Bumpers 55%
Chris Dodd 55%
Wendell Ford 55%
Ernest Hollings 55%
Joe Lieberman 55%
Daniel Inouye 45%
Charles Robb 45%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 38%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 36%
Arlen Specter 36%
Hank Brown 31%
John Breaux 27%
Sam Nunn 23%
Alan Simpson 23%
John Chafee 18%
Olympia Snowe 18%
Ted Stevens 18%
Larry Pressler 15%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 9%
Bob Bennett 9%
Kit Bond 9%
Ben Campbell 9%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
Paul Coverdell 9%
Alfonse D'Amato 9%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 9%
William Frist 9%
Slade Gorton 9%
Rodney Grams 9%
Judd Gregg 9%
Dick Lugar 9%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 9%
Frank Murkowski 9%
William Roth, Jr. 9%
Rick Santorum 9%
Craig Thomas 9%
Fred Thompson 9%
Strom Thurmond 9%
John Warner 9%
William Cohen 8%
Robert Dole 8%
John Ashcroft 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Larry Craig 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Connie Mack 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
Don Nickles 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
Bob Smith 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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