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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 24%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 72%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 52%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 38%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 84%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 14%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 28%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 70%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 72%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 79%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 70%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 84%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 44%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 84%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 76%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 63%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 79%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 84%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 29%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 14%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 23%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 77%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 48%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 41%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 21%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 28%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 69%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 33%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 84%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 10%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 88%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 23%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 78%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 55%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 28%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Rob Andrews 72%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 29%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 65%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
William Baker 21%
Cass Ballenger 14%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
Charlie Bass 46%
Herbert Bateman 29%
Max Baucus 63%
Anthony Beilenson 88%
Bob Bennett 32%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 71%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 88%
Tom Bevill 53%
Brian Bilbray 52%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 49%
Sherwood Boehlert 68%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 46%
David Edward Bonior 69%
Sonny Bono 42%
Robert Borski, Jr. 63%
Rick Boucher 71%
Bill Bradley 82%
John Breaux 49%
Bill Brewster 30%
Glen Browder 49%
George Brown, Jr. 84%
Hank Brown 30%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 78%
Dale Bumpers 74%
Jim Bunn 36%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 67%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 51%
Thomas Campbell 71%
Mike Castle 55%
John Chafee 63%
Jim Chapman 63%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 35%
Jon Lynn Christensen 14%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 88%
Eva Clayton 84%
Robert Clement 55%
William Clinger 44%
William Cohen 59%
Ronald Coleman 80%
Barbara-Rose Collins 88%
Cardiss Collins 88%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 53%
Kent Conrad 56%
Wes Cooley 0%
Jerry Costello 46%
Paul Coverdell 0%

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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