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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Federation for American Immigration Reform

1996 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Wayne Allard 25%
John Ashcroft 25%
Max Baucus 25%
Bob Bennett 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Kit Bond 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 25%
John Breaux 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Conrad Burns 50%
Robert Byrd 75%
Ben Campbell 25%
John Chafee 50%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
Kent Conrad 50%
Paul Coverdell 25%
Larry Craig 25%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
Thomas Daschle 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Chris Dodd 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Byron Dorgan 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 33%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 75%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
Wendell Ford 0%
William Frist 0%
John Glenn 50%
Slade Gorton 50%
Daniel Graham 0%
William Phillip Gramm 25%
Rodney Grams 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
Judd Gregg 75%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 25%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Jesse Helms 25%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 25%
Kay Hutchison 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
Daniel Inouye 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
Dirk Kempthorne 25%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Bob Kerrey 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 25%
Herb Kohl 25%
Jon Kyl 75%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 0%
Connie Mack 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 25%
Carol Moseley Braun 0%
Patrick Moynihan 25%
Frank Murkowski 75%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
Don Nickles 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Charles Robb 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
William Roth, Jr. 75%
Rick Santorum 25%
Paul Sarbanes 25%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
Bob Smith 25%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Arlen Specter 50%
Ted Stevens 75%
Craig Thomas 75%
Fred Thompson 50%
Strom Thurmond 50%
Robert Torricelli 75%
John Warner 25%
Paul Wellstone 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 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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