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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 68%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Rob Andrews 27%
Bill Archer 90%
Richard Armey 68%
John Ashcroft 72%
Henry Scott Baesler 34%
Richard Hugh Baker 77%
William Baker 72%
Cass Ballenger 77%
James Barcia 48%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Bill Barrett 77%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
Charlie Bass 52%
Herbert Bateman 68%
Max Baucus 34%
Anthony Beilenson 0%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 28%
Douglas Bereuter 59%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 46%
Brian Bilbray 47%
Michael Bilirakis 77%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 90%
Peter Blute 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
Kit Bond 72%
Henry Bonilla 52%
David Edward Bonior 30%
Sonny Bono 58%
Robert Borski, Jr. 35%
Rick Boucher 29%
Bill Bradley 15%
John Breaux 49%
Bill Brewster 68%
Glen Browder 50%
George Brown, Jr. 12%
Hank Brown 69%
Richard Bryan 38%
Ed Bryant 90%
John Bryant 21%
Dale Bumpers 25%
Jim Bunn 63%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 72%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 30%
Herbert Callahan 90%
Ben Campbell 48%
Thomas Campbell 28%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 61%
Mike Castle 43%
John Chafee 34%
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%
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%
Wes Cooley 79%
Jerry Costello 52%
Paul Coverdell 72%
Christopher Cox 90%
William Coyne 12%
Larry Craig 72%
Robert Cramer 39%
Philip Crane 72%
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%
E. Kika de la Garza 49%
Thomas DeLay 90%
Ronald Dellums 00%
Peter Deutsch 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 72%
Norm Dicks 28%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 8%
Robert Dole 76%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 62%
Calvin Dooley 24%
John Doolittle 72%
Byron Dorgan 42%
Robert Dornan 79%
David Dreier 90%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 48%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 55%
Bill Emerson 79%
Philip English 68%
John Ensign 62%
Lane Evans 24%
Terry Everett 90%
Thomas Ewing 90%
Jim Exon 49%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 72%
Harris Fawell 48%
Victor Fazio 21%
Russ Feingold 0%
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%
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%
William Goodling 61%
Bart Gordon 43%
Slade Gorton 62%
Porter Goss 61%
Daniel Graham 28%
William Phillip Gramm 72%
Rodney Grams 72%
Enid Greene 72%
James Greenwood 32%
Judd Gregg 62%
Steven Gunderson 43%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
Tony Hall 38%
Lee Hamilton 58%
Melton Hancock 79%
James Hansen 77%
Jane Harman 29%
J. Dennis Hastert 90%
Mark Hatfield 53%
James Hayes 58%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 62%
Joel Hefley 77%
W.G. Hefner 32%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 79%
Jesse Helms 72%
Wally Herger, Jr. 72%
Van Hilleary 86%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 18%
Maurice Hinchey 26%
David Lee Hobson 61%
Pete Hoekstra 72%
Martin Hoke 62%
Thomas Holden 52%
Stephen Horn 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 67%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 38%
Duncan Hunter 77%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Henry Hyde 62%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 77%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 35%
William Jefferson 24%
James Merrill Jeffords 37%
Nancy Johnson 32%
Harry Johnston 13%

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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