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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 87%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 53%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 73%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 7%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 8%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 79%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 69%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 27%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 73%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 13%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 7%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 29%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 87%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 13%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 27%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 7%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 7%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 7%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 20%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 7%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 27%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 33%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 93%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 87%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 13%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Wayne Allard 13%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 7%
Richard Armey 7%
John Ashcroft 7%
Henry Scott Baesler 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 7%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 7%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Charlie Bass 13%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 73%
Anthony Beilenson 93%
Bob Bennett 13%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 67%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 13%
Peter Blute 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Kit Bond 7%
Henry Bonilla 7%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 13%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Rick Boucher 73%
Bill Bradley 85%
John Breaux 67%
Bill Brewster 29%
Glen Browder 53%
George Brown, Jr. 87%
Hank Brown 13%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 13%
John Bryant 93%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunn 13%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 7%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 87%
Herbert Callahan 7%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 47%
Mike Castle 33%
John Chafee 27%
Jim Chapman 53%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 13%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 87%
Eva Clayton 87%
Robert Clement 47%
William Clinger 7%
William Cohen 33%
Ronald Coleman 93%

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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