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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 14%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 92%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 79%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 7%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 79%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 23%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 93%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 58%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 29%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 31%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 29%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 71%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 79%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 23%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 36%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 43%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 93%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 14%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 15%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 64%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 43%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 77%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 21%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 23%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 54%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 69%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 46%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 92%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 38%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 38%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 46%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 64%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 62%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 36%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 57%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 86%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 86%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 43%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 29%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 57%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 86%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 71%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 86%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 29%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 86%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 14%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 21%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 29%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 86%
Gary Ackerman 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 43%
Bill Archer 93%
Richard Armey 93%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
Cass Ballenger 93%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 93%
Bill Barrett 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Charlie Bass 71%
Herbert Bateman 93%
Max Baucus 31%
Bob Bennett 79%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 43%
Douglas Bereuter 79%
Howard Berman 31%
Brian Bilbray 64%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 82%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 71%
Henry Bonilla 93%
David Edward Bonior 21%
Sonny Bono 85%
Robert Borski, Jr. 43%
Rick Boucher 36%
John Breaux 46%
George Brown, Jr. 14%
Richard Bryan 21%
Ed Bryant 85%
Dale Bumpers 11%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 93%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 79%
Robert Byrd 36%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Ben Campbell 92%
Thomas Campbell 43%
Mike Castle 71%
John Chafee 64%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 86%
Jon Lynn Christensen 85%
William Clay, Sr. 15%
Eva Clayton 42%
Robert Clement 57%
Michael Collins 86%
Larry Combest 86%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 21%
Jerry Costello 38%
Paul Coverdell 86%
Christopher Cox 92%
William Coyne 23%
Larry Craig 93%
Robert Cramer 64%
Philip Crane 93%
Barbara Cubin 77%
Randall Cunningham 83%
Alfonse D'Amato 86%
Patsy Ann Danner 14%
Thomas Daschle 7%
Thomas Davis III 75%

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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