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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Student Association

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 36%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren 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 29%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 36%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 9%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 54%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 33%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 9%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 17%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 9%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 64%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 36%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 91%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 64%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 82%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 9%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 73%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
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, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 64%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 9%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 82%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 36%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 54%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 73%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 82%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 27%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 9%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 82%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 82%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 9%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 91%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 17%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 45%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 54%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 11%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 9%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 64%
Anthony Beilenson 89%
Bob Bennett 36%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 9%
Howard Berman 27%
Tom Bevill 67%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 27%
Kit Bond 27%
Henry Bonilla 9%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Sonny Bono 91%
Robert Borski, Jr. 82%
Rick Boucher 73%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 54%
Bill Brewster 56%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 14%
Richard Bryan 64%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 82%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 27%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 64%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 9%
Ben Campbell 30%
Thomas Campbell 36%
Mike Castle 27%
John Chafee 45%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 82%
Eva Clayton 91%
Robert Clement 45%
William Clinger 14%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 17%
William Cohen 29%
Ronald Coleman 89%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 0%
Kent Conrad 73%
Jerry Costello 54%
Paul Coverdell 17%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 9%
Robert Cramer 45%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 45%
Patsy Ann Danner 45%
Thomas Daschle 92%
Thomas Davis III 9%
E. Kika de la Garza 75%

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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