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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

1995-1996 Peace and Justice Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
John Kerry 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Thomas Daschle 92%
Herb Kohl 92%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
Carl Levin 92%
Barbara Mikulski 92%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
Paul Simon 92%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Joe Biden, Jr. 85%
Chris Dodd 85%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
Robert Byrd 77%
Kent Conrad 77%
Byron Dorgan 77%
John Glenn 77%
James Merrill Jeffords 77%
Bob Kerrey 77%
Clay Pell, Jr. 77%
Jay Rockefeller IV 69%
Bill Bradley 64%
Max Baucus 62%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 62%
Daniel Graham 62%
Harry Reid 62%
Charles Robb 62%
Mark Hatfield 58%
John Breaux 54%
Richard Bryan 54%
Ernest Hollings 54%
David Pryor 50%
John Chafee 46%
Wendell Ford 46%
J. Bennett Johnston 46%
Joe Lieberman 46%
Jim Exon 38%
Arlen Specter 38%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 31%
Sam Nunn 31%
Bob Bennett 23%
William Cohen 23%
Olympia Snowe 23%
Connie Mack 17%
Fred Thompson 17%
Hank Brown 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
Judd Gregg 15%
Larry Pressler 15%
Alan Simpson 15%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Kit Bond 8%
Ben Campbell 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 8%
Robert Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
William Frist 8%
Slade Gorton 8%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 8%
Dick Lugar 8%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 8%
William Roth, Jr. 8%
Ted Stevens 8%
John Ashcroft 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Coats 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
Strom Thurmond 0%
John Warner 0%

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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