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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Scott Klug 99%
Elizabeth Furse 98%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 96%
Paul McHale 95%
Constance Morella 94%
John Edward Porter 94%
Louis Stokes 94%
Mark Neumann 93%
David Skaggs 93%
Victor Fazio 92%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 89%
Glenn Poshard 89%
Marge Roukema 87%
Thomas Campbell 84%
Martin Meehan 84%
Rick White 84%
Jon Lynn Christensen 82%
W.G. Hefner 82%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 80%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 79%
Herb Kohl 79%
James Leach 79%
William Luther 77%
David Minge 77%
Henry Scott Baesler 76%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 76%
James Merrill Jeffords 76%
Charles Stenholm 75%
Christopher Shays 74%
Bruce Vento 73%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
Richard Bryan 72%
Thomas Davis III 71%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
Pete Hoekstra 71%
Joseph Kennedy II 71%
Tom Lantos 71%
Dick Lugar 71%
Gary Condit 70%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
Judd Gregg 70%
Jane Harman 70%
Rick Santorum 70%
Charles Robb 69%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 69%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 68%
William Frist 68%
Daniel Graham 68%
Lee Hamilton 68%
Arlen Specter 68%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 67%
Bob Bennett 67%
James Ramstad 67%
Douglas Bereuter 66%
John Chafee 66%
John Ensign 66%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 66%
John Breaux 65%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 65%
Robert Matsui 65%
Nick Smith 65%
Mel Watt 65%
Bob Wise, Jr. 65%
Alfonse D'Amato 64%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 64%
Stephen Largent 64%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 64%
Eva Clayton 63%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 63%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 63%
Bill Barrett 62%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 62%
Karen McCarthy 62%
Jack Murtha 62%
John Olver 62%
Olympia Snowe 62%
Mark Souder 62%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 61%
Timothy Roemer 61%
Esteban Edward Torres 61%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Thomas Foglietta 60%
John LaFalce 60%
Jack Metcalf 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
Craig Thomas 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 59%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 59%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 58%
Calvin Dooley 58%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 58%
Patrick Moynihan 58%
Albert Wynn 58%
Slade Gorton 57%
Rodney Grams 57%
Nancy Johnson 57%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 57%
Don Nickles 57%
Martin Olav Sabo 57%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 57%
Fred Thompson 57%
John Ashcroft 56%
Christopher Cox 56%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 56%
Ray LaHood 56%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 56%
Ben Campbell 55%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 55%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 55%
Rick Lazio 55%
Trent Lott, Sr. 55%
Don Manzullo 55%
Sue Myrick 55%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 55%
Earl Pomeroy 55%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 55%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 55%
Karen Thurman 55%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 54%
William Jefferson 54%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 54%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 54%
William Tauzin 54%
Ed Towns 54%
Richard Armey 53%
Mike Castle 53%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 53%
Tony Hall 53%
Kay Hutchison 53%
Scott McInnis 53%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 53%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
Cliff Stearns 53%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 52%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 52%
William Clay, Sr. 52%
Randall Cunningham 52%
Norm Dicks 52%
William Phillip Gramm 52%
John Nathan Hostettler 52%
Bob Kerrey 52%
Deborah Pryce 52%
Zach Wamp 52%
John Warner 52%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 52%
Paul Coverdell 51%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 51%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 51%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 51%
Paul Kanjorski 51%
Patrick Kennedy 51%
Jon Kyl 51%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 51%
Connie Mack 51%
Dan Miller 51%
Frank Murkowski 51%
William Roth, Jr. 51%
Sidney Yates 51%
Bill Archer 50%
Howard Berman 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Robert Clement 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 50%
James Nussle 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 50%
Gary Ackerman 49%
Wayne Allard 49%
Sherwood Boehlert 49%
Jim Bunning 49%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 49%
Jerry Costello 49%
Porter Goss 49%
Jesse Helms 49%
James Kolbe 49%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 49%
John Shadegg 49%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 49%
Bob Smith 49%
Bart Stupak 49%
John Tanner 49%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 49%
James Barcia 48%
Max Baucus 48%
Brian Bilbray 48%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 48%
George Brown, Jr. 48%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 48%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 48%
Harris Fawell 48%
Barney Frank 48%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 48%

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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