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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Norm Dicks 78%
Julian Dixon 89%
Chris Dodd 89%
Robert Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
Calvin Dooley 56%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 78%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 17%
Chet Edwards 11%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 000%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 83%
Lane Evans 67%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 000%
Jim Exon 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 000%
Harris Fawell 33%
Victor Fazio 88%
Russ Feingold 89%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 89%
Floyd Flake 67%
Thomas Foglietta 89%
Mark Foley 44%
Michael Patrick Forbes 33%
Wendell Ford 22%
Tillie Fowler 11%
Jon David Fox 44%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 20%
Robert Franks 44%
William Frist 22%
Jonas Frost III 56%
Elizabeth Furse 89%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 11%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 89%
Pete Geren 0%
Sam Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 11%
Benjamin Gilman 78%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 78%
Henry Gonzalez 89%
William Goodling 11%
Bart Gordon 11%
Slade Gorton 56%
Porter Goss 22%
Daniel Graham 78%
William Phillip Gramm 000%
Rodney Grams 000%
James Greenwood 75%
Judd Gregg 22%
Steven Gunderson 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 000%
Tony Hall 29%
Lee Hamilton 11%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 000%
Mark Hatfield 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 22%
Jesse Helms 000%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 000%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 89%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 44%
Pete Hoekstra 000%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 56%
Stephen Horn 89%
John Nathan Hostettler 000%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 44%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 11%
Henry Hyde 000%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 75%
William Jefferson 78%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
Nancy Johnson 78%
Harry Johnston 100%
J. Bennett Johnston 0%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 20%
Sue Kelly 56%
Dirk Kempthorne 11%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 89%
Bob Kerrey 89%
Dale Kildee 78%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 67%
Ronald Klink 44%
Scott Klug 56%
Joseph Knollenberg 000%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 67%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 22%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 000%
Steve LaTourette 11%
Greg Laughlin 0%
Frank Lautenberg 78%
Rick Lazio 56%
James Leach 78%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Ron Lewis 000%
Joe Lieberman 89%
Jim Lightfoot 0%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 11%
William Lipinski 11%
Robert Livingston 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 000%
Dick Lugar 22%
William Luther 78%
Connie Mack 22%
Thomas Manton 33%
Don Manzullo 000%
Matthew Martinez 89%
Frank Mascara 11%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 89%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 44%
Joseph McDade 0%
Paul McHale 67%
John McHugh 22%
Scott McInnis 11%
David McIntosh 000%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 22%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 000%
Jan Meyers 20%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 33%
David Minge 44%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 75%
Susan Molinari 44%
Alan Mollohan 22%
G.V. Montgomery 0%
Carlos Moorhead 0%
Constance Morella 88%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 11%
Jack Murtha 25%
Sue Myrick 11%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 000%
Mark Neumann 000%
Robert William Ney 000%
Don Nickles 000%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 000%
Sam Nunn 40%
James Nussle 11%
Jim Oberstar 56%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 100%

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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