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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 10%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 10%
Henry Scott Baesler 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 80%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 70%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 90%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 10%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
Mike Castle 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
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 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 30%
Kent Conrad 70%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 40%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 30%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Thomas Davis III 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 60%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 30%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 70%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 90%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 70%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 40%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 11%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 30%
John Ensign 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 30%
Victor Fazio 90%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 90%
Mark Foley 20%
Michael Patrick Forbes 22%
Wendell Ford 60%
Tillie Fowler 10%
Jon David Fox 30%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
William Frist 10%
Jonas Frost III 70%
Elizabeth Furse 80%
Elton Gallegly 11%
John Ganske 20%
Sam Gejdenson 89%
George Gekas 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 10%
Bart Gordon 40%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 90%
James Greenwood 30%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 10%
Tony Hall 60%
Lee Hamilton 30%
James Hansen 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
Jane Harman 80%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 60%
Jesse Helms 30%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 10%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 90%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 33%
Ernest Hollings 60%
Stephen Horn 30%
John Nathan Hostettler 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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