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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 11%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 22%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 000%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 78%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Dan Coats Republican 11%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 000%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 000%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 11%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 83%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 000%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 78%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 000%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 22%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 000%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 78%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 78%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 000%
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 89%
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 89%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 000%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 000%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 33%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 22%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 22%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 89%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 000%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 000%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 000%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 000%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 000%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 89%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 000%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 78%
Bill Archer 000%
Richard Armey 000%
John Ashcroft 000%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 000%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 22%
Bob Barr, Jr. 000%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 000%
Charlie Bass 11%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 000%
Max Baucus 56%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 56%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 20%
Brian Bilbray 56%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
Peter Blute 60%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
John Boehner 000%
Kit Bond 11%
Henry Bonilla 000%
David Edward Bonior 89%
Sonny Bono 11%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Rick Boucher 22%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 56%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 20%
Richard Bryan 89%
Ed Bryant 000%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunning 000%
Conrad Burns 11%
Dan Burton 000%
Steve Buyer 000%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 22%
Ben Campbell 67%
Thomas Campbell 89%
Mike Castle 56%
John Chafee 89%
Saxby Chambliss 000%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 000%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 89%
Robert Clement 22%
Howard Coble 000%
Thomas Coburn 000%
William Cohen 60%
Ronald Coleman 60%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 000%
Gary Condit 33%
Kent Conrad 56%
Jerry Costello 22%
Paul Coverdell 22%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 000%
Barbara Cubin 000%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Alfonse D'Amato 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 11%
Thomas Daschle 78%
Thomas Davis III 33%
E. Kika de la Garza 40%
Thomas DeLay 000%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Jay Dickey 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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