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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

1991-1992 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 9%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 8%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 78%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 77%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 23%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 69%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 73%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 64%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 69%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 8%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 92%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 42%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 73%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 15%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 15%
Bill Barrett 23%
Herbert Bateman 15%
Max Baucus 45%
Anthony Beilenson 92%
Douglas Bereuter 31%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 46%
Michael Bilirakis 23%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 15%
Sherwood Boehlert 85%
Kit Bond 9%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Rick Boucher 58%
Bill Bradley 73%
John Breaux 30%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 18%
John Bryant 54%
Dale Bumpers 18%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 18%
Dan Burton 0%
Robert Byrd 9%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 75%
John Chafee 91%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
William Cohen 64%
Ronald Coleman 62%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 92%
Larry Combest 8%
Gary Condit 15%
Kent Conrad 20%
Jerry Costello 31%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 9%
Robert Cramer 38%
Philip Crane 0%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 27%
Thomas Daschle 27%
E. Kika de la Garza 64%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Norm Dicks 69%
Julian Dixon 92%
Chris Dodd 64%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
Calvin Dooley 62%
John Doolittle 0%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 38%
Bill Emerson 8%
Lane Evans 100%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 27%
Harris Fawell 15%
Victor Fazio 92%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Floyd Flake 85%
Wendell Ford 9%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 15%
Jonas Frost III 54%
Elton Gallegly 8%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 73%
Pete Geren 46%
Sam Gibbons 38%
Wayne Gilchrest 23%
Paul Gillmor 31%
Benjamin Gilman 85%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 55%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Albert Gore, Jr. 78%
Slade Gorton 36%
Porter Goss 15%
Daniel Graham 27%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Steven Gunderson 38%
Tony Hall 38%
Lee Hamilton 38%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 8%
J. Dennis Hastert 8%
Mark Hatfield 64%
Joel Hefley 8%
W.G. Hefner 27%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
David Lee Hobson 15%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 77%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 82%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 38%
William Jefferson 92%
James Merrill Jeffords 70%
Nancy Johnson 58%
Harry Johnston 92%
J. Bennett Johnston 27%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 85%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 77%
Bob Kerrey 55%
Dale Kildee 85%
Gerald Kleczka 62%
Scott Klug 46%
Herb Kohl 55%
James Kolbe 62%
Jon Kyl 8%
John LaFalce 85%
Tom Lantos 85%
Greg Laughlin 15%
Frank Lautenberg 82%
James Leach 77%
Jerry Lewis 36%
Joe Lieberman 64%
Jim Lightfoot 8%
William Lipinski 38%
Robert Livingston 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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