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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of Senior Citizens

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 11%
John Ashcroft 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 30%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 22%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 30%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 89%
Marion Berry 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 20%
Jim Bunning 10%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 11%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 10%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 20%
Larry Combest 20%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 10%
John Cooksey 22%
Jerry Costello 90%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 22%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 56%
Philip Crane 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 30%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 90%
Thomas Davis III 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 20%
James DeMint 20%
Peter Deutsch 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 20%
Norm Dicks 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
David Dreier 30%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 30%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 22%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 20%
Thomas Ewing 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 20%
Ernest Fletcher 20%
Mark Foley 20%
Michael Patrick Forbes 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
Tillie Fowler 22%
Barney Frank 90%
Robert Franks 44%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 60%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 30%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 89%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 30%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 10%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
Mark Green 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
James Greenwood 30%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%

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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