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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 84%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 28%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Rob Andrews 72%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 29%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 14%
Henry Scott Baesler 65%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
William Baker 21%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 75%
Cass Ballenger 14%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 78%
Bill Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
Charlie Bass 46%
Herbert Bateman 29%
Max Baucus 63%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 68%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 49%
Sherwood Boehlert 68%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 46%
David Edward Bonior 69%
Sonny Bono 42%
Robert Borski, Jr. 63%
Rick Boucher 71%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 78%
Bill Bradley 82%
John Breaux 49%
Bill Brewster 30%
Glen Browder 49%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 79%
George Brown, Jr. 84%
Hank Brown 30%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 84%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 78%
Dale Bumpers 74%
Jim Bunn 36%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 67%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 32%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14%
Ben Campbell 51%
Thomas Campbell 71%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 38%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 72%
Mike Castle 55%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 14%
John Chafee 63%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
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%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 23%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
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%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
Wes Cooley 0%
Jerry Costello 46%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 84%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 24%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 0%
Barbara Cubin 29%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 38%
Patsy Ann Danner 42%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Thomas Davis III 53%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 77%
E. Kika de la Garza 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 88%
Peter Deutsch 70%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 49%
Jay Dickey 28%
Norm Dicks 72%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 66%
Julian Dixon 88%
Chris Dodd 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
Robert Dole 23%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 24%
Robert Dornan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 48%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 66%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 45%
Bill Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
Philip English 29%
John Ensign 38%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 50%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 79%
Russ Feingold 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 72%
Cleo Fields 78%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 84%
Floyd Flake 73%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 43%
Thomas Foglietta 82%
Mark Foley 49%
Michael Patrick Forbes 40%
Harold Ford, Sr. 72%
Wendell Ford 48%
Tillie Fowler 42%
Jon David Fox 53%
Barney Frank 88%
Gary Franks 57%
Robert Franks 61%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65%
Dan Frisa 0%
William Frist 28%
Jonas Frost III 72%
David Funderburk 21%
Elizabeth Furse 79%
Elton Gallegly 14%
John Ganske 42%
Sam Gejdenson 88%
George Gekas 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 77%
Pete Geren 40%
Sam Gibbons 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 61%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Benjamin Gilman 70%
John Glenn 80%
Henry Gonzalez 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 38%
Bart Gordon 55%
Slade Gorton 33%
Porter Goss 38%
Daniel Graham 70%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 71%

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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