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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Linda Smith 46%
Nick Smith 65%
Bob Smith 49%
Olympia Snowe 62%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 42%
Mark Souder 62%
Arlen Specter 68%
Floyd Spence 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
Pete Stark 48%
Cliff Stearns 53%
Charles Stenholm 75%
Ted Stevens 41%
Louis Stokes 94%
Bob Stump 47%
Bart Stupak 49%
James Talent 44%
John Tanner 49%
William Tauzin 54%
Charles Taylor 44%
Gene Taylor 44%
Craig Thomas 60%
William Thomas 45%
Fred Thompson 57%
Karen Thurman 55%
Strom Thurmond 46%
Todd Tiahrt 43%
Esteban Edward Torres 61%
Robert Torricelli 40%
Ed Towns 54%
James Traficant, Jr. 17%
Bruce Vento 73%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 52%
John Warner 52%
Mel Watt 65%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 42%
David Weldon 37%
W. Curtis Weldon 37%
Gerald Weller 40%
Paul Wellstone 32%
Rick White 84%
Bob Wise, Jr. 65%
Lynn Woolsey 43%
Albert Wynn 58%
Sidney Yates 51%
Bill Young 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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