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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Peace Action

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 9%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Wayne Allard 10%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 30%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 20%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 73%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 18%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 40%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 64%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 10%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 18%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 60%
Rick Boucher 40%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
John Breaux 27%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
George Brown, Jr. 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 10%
Richard Bryan 55%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 73%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 64%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 10%
Ben Campbell 9%
Thomas Campbell 70%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
John Chafee 36%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
Eva Clayton 50%
Robert Clement 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 9%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 20%
Kent Conrad 73%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
Paul Coverdell 9%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 9%
Robert Cramer 20%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 18%
Patsy Ann Danner 60%
Thomas Daschle 91%
Thomas Davis III 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 60%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 9%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 30%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 60%
Julian Dixon 70%
Chris Dodd 64%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 9%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 82%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 40%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 70%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
Philip English 30%
John Ensign 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 20%
Victor Fazio 40%
Russ Feingold 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 73%
Bob Filner 90%
Mark Foley 10%
Michael Patrick Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Wendell Ford 45%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 20%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 60%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
William Frist 9%
Jonas Frost III 20%
Elizabeth Furse 80%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 40%
Sam Gejdenson 40%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 70%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 82%
Henry Gonzalez 30%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 10%
Bart Gordon 20%
Slade Gorton 18%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 40%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 9%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 10%
Tony Hall 50%
Lee Hamilton 30%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 82%
Jane Harman 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 9%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 20%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 70%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 30%
Thomas Holden 20%
Ernest Hollings 36%
Stephen Horn 30%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%

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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