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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 68%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Rob Andrews 27%
Bill Archer 90%
Richard Armey 68%
John Ashcroft 72%
Spencer Bachus 77%
Henry Scott Baesler 34%
Richard Hugh Baker 77%
William Baker 72%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 24%
Cass Ballenger 77%
James Barcia 48%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 21%
Bill Barrett 77%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 65%
Charlie Bass 52%
Herbert Bateman 68%
Max Baucus 34%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Anthony Beilenson 0%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 28%
Douglas Bereuter 59%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 46%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 38%
Brian Bilbray 47%
Michael Bilirakis 77%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 90%
Peter Blute 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
Kit Bond 72%
Henry Bonilla 52%
David Edward Bonior 30%
Sonny Bono 58%
Robert Borski, Jr. 35%
Rick Boucher 29%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
Bill Bradley 15%
John Breaux 49%
Bill Brewster 68%
Glen Browder 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
George Brown, Jr. 12%
Hank Brown 69%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 12%
Richard Bryan 38%
Ed Bryant 90%
John Bryant 21%
Dale Bumpers 25%
Jim Bunn 63%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 72%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 30%
Herbert Callahan 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 67%
Dave Camp 77%
Ben Campbell 48%
Thomas Campbell 28%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 61%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 27%
Mike Castle 43%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 77%
John Chafee 34%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Jim Chapman 37%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 65%
Jon Lynn Christensen 77%
Dick Chrysler 79%
William Clay, Sr. 00%
Eva Clayton 16%
Robert Clement 43%
William Clinger 56%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 72%
Howard Coble 90%
Thomas Coburn 77%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
William Cohen 37%
Ronald Coleman 13%
Barbara-Rose Collins 00%
Cardiss Collins 00%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 90%
Gary Condit 45%
Kent Conrad 42%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 00%
Wes Cooley 79%
Jerry Costello 52%
Paul Coverdell 72%
Christopher Cox 90%
William Coyne 12%
Larry Craig 72%
Robert Cramer 39%
Philip Crane 72%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 65%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 79%
Barbara Cubin 68%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Alfonse D'Amato 60%
Patsy Ann Danner 56%
Thomas Daschle 8%
Thomas Davis III 45%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 23%
E. Kika de la Garza 49%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
Thomas DeLay 90%
Ronald Dellums 00%
Peter Deutsch 29%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 59%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 72%
Norm Dicks 28%
John Dingell 33%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 8%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 18%
Robert Dole 76%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 62%
Calvin Dooley 24%
John Doolittle 72%
Byron Dorgan 42%
Robert Dornan 79%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 52%
David Dreier 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 48%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 55%
Bill Emerson 79%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 68%
John Ensign 62%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Lane Evans 24%
Terry Everett 90%
Thomas Ewing 90%
Jim Exon 49%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 72%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Harris Fawell 48%
Victor Fazio 21%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 26%
Cleo Fields 22%
Jack Fields, Jr. 79%
Bob Filner 12%
Floyd Flake 26%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 56%
Thomas Foglietta 17%
Mark Foley 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 59%
Harold Ford, Sr. 27%
Wendell Ford 51%
Tillie Fowler 58%
Jon David Fox 45%
Barney Frank 0%
Gary Franks 42%
Robert Franks 39%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 35%
Dan Frisa 79%
William Frist 68%
Jonas Frost III 27%
David Funderburk 72%
Elizabeth Furse 18%
Elton Gallegly 77%
John Ganske 56%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 65%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 22%
Pete Geren 60%
Sam Gibbons 00%
Wayne Gilchrest 38%
Paul Gillmor 86%
Benjamin Gilman 29%
John Glenn 8%
Henry Gonzalez 24%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
William Goodling 61%
Bart Gordon 43%
Slade Gorton 62%
Porter Goss 61%
Daniel Graham 28%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
William Phillip Gramm 72%
Rodney Grams 72%

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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