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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Woman Activist

1995 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
John Glenn 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
John Kerry 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Clay Pell, Jr. 100%
Charles Robb 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Paul Simon 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
John Chafee 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Barbara Mikulski 80%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
David Pryor 75%
Arlen Specter 75%
Max Baucus 60%
Joe Biden, Jr. 60%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
John Breaux 60%
Dale Bumpers 60%
William Cohen 60%
Alfonse D'Amato 60%
Thomas Daschle 60%
Jim Exon 60%
Daniel Graham 60%
Ernest Hollings 60%
Herb Kohl 60%
Frank Murkowski 50%
Richard Bryan 40%
Robert Byrd 40%
Dan Coats 40%
Kent Conrad 40%
Byron Dorgan 40%
Wendell Ford 40%
J. Bennett Johnston 40%
Harry Reid 40%
William Roth, Jr. 40%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
Ted Stevens 40%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 33%
Alan Simpson 25%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kit Bond 20%
Hank Brown 20%
Conrad Burns 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Slade Gorton 20%
Judd Gregg 20%
Mark Hatfield 20%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 20%
Dick Lugar 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
Sam Nunn 20%
Larry Pressler 20%
John Warner 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Dole 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Connie Mack 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Strom Thurmond 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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