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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice America

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 75%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 55%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 3%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 43%
Brian Bilbray 45%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Peter Blute 32%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 30%
David Edward Bonior 23%
Sonny Bono 35%
Robert Borski, Jr. 13%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 9%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 35%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 91%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunn 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 57%
Thomas Campbell 90%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 45%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 55%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
William Cohen 100%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 65%
Kent Conrad 38%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Wes Cooley 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 65%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 0%
Barbara Cubin 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
E. Kika de la Garza 15%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 55%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 38%
Robert Dornan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 13%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 32%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 13%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 45%
Bill Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 23%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 55%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 75%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 2%
Thomas Foglietta 75%
Mark Foley 45%
Michael Patrick Forbes 0%
Wendell Ford 9%
Tillie Fowler 35%
Jon David Fox 12%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 93%
Robert Franks 65%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
Dan Frisa 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 80%
David Funderburk 0%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 25%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 13%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Pete Geren 34%
Sam Gibbons 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 90%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 65%
Slade Gorton 14%
Porter Goss 13%
Daniel Graham 91%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 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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