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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Smokefree Action

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Coyne 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Ronald Dellums 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
John LaFalce 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
Carl Levin 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
William Luther 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
Paul McHale 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
George Miller 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Louis Stokes 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Norm Dicks 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
Barney Frank 85%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 85%
Dave Obey 85%
Major Owens 85%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 85%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 85%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
Peter Deutsch 83%
William Lipinski 83%
Karen McCarthy 83%
John Moakley 83%
George Brown, Jr. 71%
Benjamin Gilman 71%
Tony Hall 71%
Jane Harman 71%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 71%
Patrick Kennedy 71%
Frank Mascara 71%
Robert Matsui 71%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 71%
Jim Moran, Jr. 71%
Constance Morella 71%
Glenn Poshard 71%
Martin Olav Sabo 71%
David Skaggs 71%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71%
Albert Wynn 71%
Thomas Campbell 66%
Jerry Costello 66%
Thomas Daschle 66%
Chris Dodd 66%
Byron Dorgan 66%
Wendell Ford 66%
John Glenn 66%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Herb Kohl 66%
Joe Lieberman 66%
Carol Moseley Braun 66%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 66%
Jay Rockefeller IV 66%
William Roth, Jr. 66%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 66%
Arlen Specter 66%
Esteban Edward Torres 66%
Henry Gonzalez 60%
Neil Abercrombie 57%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 57%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
David Edward Bonior 57%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 57%
Mike Castle 57%
William Clay, Sr. 57%
Julian Dixon 57%
Harris Fawell 57%
Bob Filner 57%
Jon David Fox 57%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 57%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 57%
Stephen Horn 57%
Timothy Johnson 57%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 57%
Stephen Largent 57%
Buck McKeon 57%
Jack Metcalf 57%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 57%
Ed Pastor 57%
John Edward Porter 57%
James Ramstad 57%
Frank Riggs 57%
Marge Roukema 57%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 57%
Christopher Shays 57%
Linda Smith 57%
James Traficant, Jr. 57%
Mel Watt 57%
Bob Wise, Jr. 57%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Tillie Fowler 50%
William Goodling 50%
Daniel Inouye 50%
William Jefferson 50%
Michael McNulty 50%
Carrie Meek 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
Bill Archer 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
Charlie Bass 42%
Douglas Bereuter 42%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 42%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 42%
Eva Clayton 42%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 42%
Thomas Coburn 42%
Thomas Davis III 42%
John Dingell 42%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 42%
Jennifer Dunn 42%
Floyd Flake 42%
Robert Franks 42%
Jonas Frost III 42%
John Ganske 42%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%

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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