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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Woman Activist

1995 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 40%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Max Baucus 60%
Bob Bennett 20%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Kit Bond 20%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 60%
Hank Brown 20%
Richard Bryan 40%
Dale Bumpers 60%
Conrad Burns 20%
Robert Byrd 40%
Ben Campbell 100%
John Chafee 80%
William Cohen 60%
Kent Conrad 40%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 60%
Thomas Daschle 60%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Byron Dorgan 40%
Jim Exon 60%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Wendell Ford 40%
John Glenn 100%
Slade Gorton 20%
Daniel Graham 60%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Judd Gregg 20%
Mark Hatfield 20%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 60%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
J. Bennett Johnston 40%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 20%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Herb Kohl 60%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 20%
Connie Mack 0%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 50%
Don Nickles 0%
Sam Nunn 20%
Clay Pell 100%
Larry Pressler 20%
David Pryor 75%
Charles Robb 100%
William Roth, Jr. 40%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Paul Simon 100%
Alan Simpson 25%
Bob Smith 0%
Arlen Specter 75%
Ted Stevens 40%
Strom Thurmond 0%
John Warner 20%
Paul Wellstone 100%

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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