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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 83%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 45%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 38%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 28%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 14%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 72%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 44%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 78%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 44%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 84%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 84%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 63%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 14%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 72%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 48%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 84%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 78%
Neil Abercrombie 84%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 28%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Rob Andrews 72%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 29%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 14%
Henry Scott Baesler 65%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
William Baker 21%
Cass Ballenger 14%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
Joe Barton 33%
Charlie Bass 46%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 29%
Max Baucus 63%
Anthony Beilenson 88%
Bob Bennett 32%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 71%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 88%
Tom Bevill 53%
Brian Bilbray 52%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 49%
Sherwood Boehlert 68%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 46%
David Edward Bonior 69%
Sonny Bono 42%
Robert Borski, Jr. 63%
Rick Boucher 71%
Barbara Boxer 78%
Bill Bradley 82%
John Breaux 49%
Bill Brewster 30%
Glen Browder 49%
Corrine Brown 79%
George Brown, Jr. 84%
Hank Brown 30%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 78%
Dale Bumpers 74%
Jim Bunn 36%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 67%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 14%
Ben Campbell 51%
Thomas Campbell 71%
Mike Castle 55%
John Chafee 63%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Jim Chapman 63%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 35%
Jon Lynn Christensen 14%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 88%
Eva Clayton 84%
Robert Clement 55%
William Clinger 44%
Dan Coats 0%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 23%
Thad Cochran 0%
William Cohen 59%
Ronald Coleman 80%
Barbara-Rose Collins 88%
Cardiss Collins 88%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 53%
Kent Conrad 56%
John Conyers, Jr. 88%
Wes Cooley 0%
Jerry Costello 46%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 84%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 24%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 0%
Barbara Cubin 29%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 38%
Patsy Ann Danner 42%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Thomas Davis III 53%
Nathan Deal 0%
Eligio de la Garza II 50%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 88%
Peter Deutsch 70%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 49%
Jay Dickey 28%
Norm Dicks 72%
John Dingell 66%
Julian Dixon 88%
Chris Dodd 80%
Robert Dole 23%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 24%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
John Duncan, Jr. 0%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 66%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 45%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 29%
John Ensign 38%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 50%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Sam Farr 88%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 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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