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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 49%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 48%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 54%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 34%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 46%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 54%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 47%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 47%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 28%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 37%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 37%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 57%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 39%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 23%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 56%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 48%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 37%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 51%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 30%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 37%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 59%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 46%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 39%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 46%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 63%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 35%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 27%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 58%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 51%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 49%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 59%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 76%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 38%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 37%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 47%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 38%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 47%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 34%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 47%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 48%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 39%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 48%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 39%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 45%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 53%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 48%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 45%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 55%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 69%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 68%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 51%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 32%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 41%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 41%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 41%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 48%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 44%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 37%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 63%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 49%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 47%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 51%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 62%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 49%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 42%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 66%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 62%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 34%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 45%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 34%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 42%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 57%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 55%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 67%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 35%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 32%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 52%
Gary Ackerman 49%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40%
Wayne Allard 49%
Rob Andrews 39%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 53%
John Ashcroft 56%
Henry Scott Baesler 76%
Richard Hugh Baker 34%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 48%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Bill Barrett 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 34%
Charlie Bass 43%
Herbert Bateman 38%
Max Baucus 48%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 54%
Douglas Bereuter 66%
Howard Berman 50%
Brian Bilbray 48%
Michael Bilirakis 47%
Jeff Bingaman 45%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 49%
Kit Bond 44%
Henry Bonilla 40%
David Edward Bonior 31%
Robert Borski, Jr. 41%
Rick Boucher 39%
John Breaux 65%
George Brown, Jr. 48%
Richard Bryan 72%
Ed Bryant 37%
Dale Bumpers 20%
Jim Bunning 49%
Conrad Burns 46%
Dan Burton 38%
Steve Buyer 38%
Robert Byrd 30%
Herbert Callahan 33%
Ben Campbell 55%
Thomas Campbell 84%
Mike Castle 53%
John Chafee 66%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 37%
Jon Lynn Christensen 82%
William Clay, Sr. 52%
Eva Clayton 63%
Robert Clement 50%
Michael Collins 37%
Larry Combest 37%
Gary Condit 70%
Kent Conrad 47%
Jerry Costello 49%
Paul Coverdell 51%
Christopher Cox 56%
William Coyne 36%
Larry Craig 43%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 44%
Barbara Cubin 40%
Randall Cunningham 52%
Alfonse D'Amato 64%
Patsy Ann Danner 38%
Thomas Daschle 25%
Thomas Davis III 71%
Thomas DeLay 47%

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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