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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

1990-1993 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 57%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 14%
Max Baucus 57%
Bob Bennett 0%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Jeff Bingaman 57%
Kit Bond 14%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 0%
Hank Brown 14%
Richard Bryan 14%
Dale Bumpers 86%
Conrad Burns 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Ben Campbell 29%
John Chafee 100%
Dan Coats 29%
Thad Cochran 0%
William Cohen 17%
Kent Conrad 57%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 0%
Thomas Daschle 71%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Jim Exon 71%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Russ Feingold 86%
Wendell Ford 57%
John Glenn 100%
Slade Gorton 29%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Mark Hatfield 86%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 14%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 71%
J. Bennett Johnston 0%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 86%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Bob Kerrey 86%
John Kerry 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 86%
Joe Lieberman 86%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 43%
Connie Mack 0%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Sam Nunn 71%
Clay Pell, Jr. 100%
Larry Pressler 0%
David Pryor 100%
Harry Reid 57%
Charles Robb 86%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
William Roth, Jr. 57%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Paul Simon 100%
Alan Simpson 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Strom Thurmond 14%
John Warner 43%
Paul Wellstone 86%

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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