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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

1991-1992 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Howard Berman 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Ronald Dellums 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Constance Morella 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Pat Schroeder 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
David Skaggs 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Gerry Studds 100%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Rob Andrews 92%
Anthony Beilenson 92%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
Cardiss Collins 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
Julian Dixon 92%
Victor Fazio 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
William Jefferson 92%
Harry Johnston 92%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
Matthew Martinez 92%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 92%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 92%
Donald Payne 92%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
Bill Richardson 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
David Edward Bonior 91%
John Chafee 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 89%
Sherwood Boehlert 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 85%
Floyd Flake 85%
Benjamin Gilman 85%
Joseph Kennedy II 85%
Dale Kildee 85%
John LaFalce 85%
Tom Lantos 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 85%
Jim Oberstar 85%
Pat Williams 85%
Dave Obey 83%
Daniel Inouye 82%
Frank Lautenberg 82%
Patrick Moynihan 82%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
Clay Pell 80%
Albert Gore, Jr. 78%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 78%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 77%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 77%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 77%
James Leach 77%
Thomas Manton 77%
Robert Torricelli 77%
Ben Campbell 75%
John Moakley 75%
Bill Bradley 73%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 73%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 73%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 73%
Paul Sarbanes 73%
Paul Simon 73%
James Merrill Jeffords 70%
Norm Dicks 69%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 69%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 69%
Christopher Shays 69%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 64%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
William Cohen 64%
E. Kika de la Garza 64%
Chris Dodd 64%
Mark Hatfield 64%
Joe Lieberman 64%
Ronald Coleman 62%
Calvin Dooley 62%
Gerald Kleczka 62%
James Kolbe 62%
Bob Wise, Jr. 62%
Rick Boucher 58%
Nancy Johnson 58%
Ray Thornton 58%
John Glenn 55%
Bob Kerrey 55%
Herb Kohl 55%
Charles Robb 55%
John Bryant 54%
Jonas Frost III 54%
Michael McNulty 54%
Charles Rose III 54%
Tom Bevill 46%
Pete Geren 46%
Scott Klug 46%
Timothy Roemer 46%
Max Baucus 45%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 45%
Pete Peterson 42%
Owen Pickett 42%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 42%
Robert Cramer 38%
Chet Edwards 38%
Sam Gibbons 38%
Steven Gunderson 38%
Tony Hall 38%
Lee Hamilton 38%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 38%
William Lipinski 38%
Susan Molinari 38%
James Nussle 38%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 38%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
Norman Sisisky 38%
Slade Gorton 36%
Jerry Lewis 36%
Sam Nunn 36%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Charles Wilson 33%
Douglas Bereuter 31%
Jerry Costello 31%
Paul Gillmor 31%
Jan Meyers 31%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 31%
Glenn Poshard 31%
Steven Schiff 31%
Joseph Skeen 31%
John Breaux 30%
Dick Lugar 30%
Alfonse D'Amato 27%
Thomas Daschle 27%
Jim Exon 27%
Daniel Graham 27%
W.G. Hefner 27%
J. Bennett Johnston 27%
Arlen Specter 27%
John Warner 27%
Bill Barrett 23%
Michael Bilirakis 23%
Wayne Gilchrest 23%
G.V. Montgomery 23%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 23%
John Edward Porter 23%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
Olympia Snowe 23%
William Tauzin 23%
Craig Thomas 23%
Harold Volkmer 23%
Bill Zeliff 23%
Richard Zimmer 23%
David Pryor 22%
Kent Conrad 20%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
Richard Bryan 18%
Dale Bumpers 18%
Conrad Burns 18%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 18%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
James McCrery III 18%
Bill Orton 18%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 18%
Alan Simpson 18%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Wayne Allard 15%
Cass Ballenger 15%
Herbert Bateman 15%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 15%

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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