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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 000%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 000%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 11%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 000%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 000%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 000%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 000%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 000%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 33%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 22%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 89%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 000%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 89%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 000%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 78%
Bill Archer 000%
Richard Armey 000%
John Ashcroft 000%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 11%
Richard Hugh Baker 000%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 22%
Bob Barr, Jr. 000%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 000%
Joe Barton 11%
Charlie Bass 11%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 000%
Max Baucus 56%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 56%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 20%
Joe Biden, Jr. 78%
Brian Bilbray 56%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
Peter Blute 60%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
John Boehner 000%
Kit Bond 11%
Henry Bonilla 000%
David Edward Bonior 89%
Sonny Bono 11%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Rick Boucher 22%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 56%
Corrine Brown 67%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 20%
Sam Brownback 0%
Richard Bryan 89%
Ed Bryant 000%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunning 000%
Conrad Burns 11%
Dan Burton 000%
Steve Buyer 000%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 22%
Ben Campbell 67%
Thomas Campbell 89%
Mike Castle 56%
John Chafee 89%
Saxby Chambliss 000%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 000%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 89%
Robert Clement 22%
Dan Coats 11%
Howard Coble 000%
Thomas Coburn 000%
Thad Cochran 11%
William Cohen 60%
Ronald Coleman 60%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 000%
Gary Condit 33%
Kent Conrad 56%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
Jerry Costello 22%
Paul Coverdell 22%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 000%
Barbara Cubin 000%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Alfonse D'Amato 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 11%
Thomas Daschle 78%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Nathan Deal 0%
Eligio de la Garza II 40%
Thomas DeLay 000%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 78%
John Dingell 56%
Julian Dixon 89%
Chris Dodd 89%
Robert Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
Calvin Dooley 56%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 78%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
John Duncan, Jr. 0%
Jennifer Dunn 17%
Chet Edwards 11%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 000%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 83%
Lane Evans 67%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 000%
Jim Exon 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 000%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Harris Fawell 33%
Victor Fazio 88%

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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