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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 25%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Wayne Allard 15%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 15%
John Ashcroft 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 15%
Henry Scott Baesler 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
William Baker 21%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 85%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 65%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 95%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
Anthony Beilenson 93%
Bob Bennett 15%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 85%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Michael Bilirakis 15%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 15%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Peter Blute 36%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 10%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 25%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Rick Boucher 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 85%
Bill Brewster 36%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
George Brown, Jr. 95%
Hank Brown 14%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 10%
Richard Bryan 70%
Ed Bryant 10%
John Bryant 93%
Dale Bumpers 85%
Jim Bunning 10%
Conrad Burns 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
Mike Castle 30%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
John Chafee 55%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
Jim Chapman 79%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 10%
Jon Lynn Christensen 15%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 55%
William Clinger 7%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 15%
William Cohen 36%
Ronald Coleman 79%
Barbara-Rose Collins 93%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 10%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 70%
Paul Coverdell 10%
Christopher Cox 10%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 15%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
Barbara Cubin 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Alfonse D'Amato 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 65%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Thomas Davis III 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
E. Kika de la Garza 57%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
Thomas DeLay 10%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 35%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Jay Dickey 5%
Norm Dicks 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 85%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Robert Dole 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 35%
Calvin Dooley 65%
John Doolittle 15%
Byron Dorgan 80%
Robert Dornan 14%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 75%
David Dreier 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 15%
Jennifer Dunn 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 5%
Bill Emerson 14%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 35%
John Ensign 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 10%
Thomas Ewing 10%
Jim Exon 71%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 15%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 30%
Victor Fazio 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Cleo Fields 93%
Jack Fields, Jr. 14%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 90%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 20%
Michael Patrick Forbes 25%
Wendell Ford 85%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Jon David Fox 50%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 21%
Robert Franks 40%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
William Frist 25%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elizabeth Furse 85%
Elton Gallegly 15%
John Ganske 20%
Sam Gejdenson 95%
George Gekas 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Pete Geren 43%
Sam Gibbons 86%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
John Glenn 85%
Henry Gonzalez 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 15%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 60%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 10%
Daniel Graham 85%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 5%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 15%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
James Greenwood 30%
Judd Gregg 20%

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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