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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

1995-1996 Peace and Justice Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
John Ashcroft 0%
Max Baucus 62%
Bob Bennett 23%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 85%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 8%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Bill Bradley 64%
John Breaux 54%
Hank Brown 15%
Richard Bryan 54%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Conrad Burns 0%
Robert Byrd 77%
Ben Campbell 8%
John Chafee 46%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
William Cohen 23%
Kent Conrad 77%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 8%
Thomas Daschle 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 15%
Chris Dodd 85%
Robert Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Byron Dorgan 77%
Jim Exon 38%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 62%
Wendell Ford 46%
William Frist 8%
John Glenn 77%
Slade Gorton 8%
Daniel Graham 62%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
Judd Gregg 15%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 8%
Mark Hatfield 58%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 54%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
Daniel Inouye 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 77%
J. Bennett Johnston 46%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 31%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Bob Kerrey 77%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Herb Kohl 92%
Jon Kyl 0%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 92%
Joe Lieberman 46%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 8%
Connie Mack 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 8%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 92%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Don Nickles 0%
Sam Nunn 31%
Clay Pell 77%
Larry Pressler 15%
David Pryor 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 62%
Charles Robb 62%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 69%
William Roth, Jr. 8%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
Paul Simon 92%
Alan Simpson 15%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 23%
Arlen Specter 38%
Ted Stevens 8%
Craig Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 17%
Strom Thurmond 0%
John Warner 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%

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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