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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Smokefree Action

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 57%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 33%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 14%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 42%
Richard Armey 28%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 28%
Henry Scott Baesler 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 14%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 16%
Charlie Bass 42%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 57%
Douglas Bereuter 42%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Brian Bilbray 28%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 14%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 57%
Sonny Bono 14%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 28%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
John Breaux 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 57%
George Brown, Jr. 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 42%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 16%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 28%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 66%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 42%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 57%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 14%
John Chafee 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 14%
Jon Lynn Christensen 28%
William Clay, Sr. 57%
Eva Clayton 42%
Robert Clement 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 42%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 42%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 66%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 28%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 14%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 28%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 28%
Alfonse D'Amato 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 14%
Thomas Daschle 66%
Thomas Davis III 42%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 28%
Jay Dickey 14%
Norm Dicks 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 42%
Julian Dixon 57%
Chris Dodd 66%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 66%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 42%
David Dreier 16%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
Jennifer Dunn 42%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 28%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 14%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 57%
Victor Fazio 28%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 57%
Floyd Flake 42%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 14%
Wendell Ford 66%
Tillie Fowler 50%
Jon David Fox 57%
Barney Frank 85%
Robert Franks 42%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
William Frist 33%
Jonas Frost III 42%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 33%
John Ganske 42%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 28%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 57%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 16%
Benjamin Gilman 71%
Newt Gingrich 25%
John Glenn 66%
Henry Gonzalez 60%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 50%
Bart Gordon 0%
Slade Gorton 33%
Porter Goss 42%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 57%
James Greenwood 42%
Judd Gregg 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 42%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Tony Hall 71%
Lee Hamilton 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 71%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 57%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 28%
Joel Hefley 42%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 14%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 42%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 42%
Pete Hoekstra 42%
Thomas Holden 42%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Stephen Horn 57%

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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