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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of Senior Citizens

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 100%
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%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 22%
Bill Barrett 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 30%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 89%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
John Breaux 80%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 20%
Jim Bunning 10%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 20%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 40%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 10%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 90%
Michael Collins 20%
Larry Combest 20%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 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%
Barbara Cubin 30%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 90%
Thomas Davis III 30%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 20%
James DeMint 20%
Peter Deutsch 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 20%
Norm Dicks 78%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 30%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 22%
Philip English 20%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 20%
Thomas Ewing 20%
Russ Feingold 90%
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%
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%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 90%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 10%
Mark Green 20%
James Greenwood 30%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 10%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 20%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Baron Hill 90%
Rick Hill 30%
Van Hilleary 30%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 90%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
David Lee Hobson 20%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 80%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 30%
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Kenny Hulshof 30%
Duncan Hunter 20%
Asa Hutchinson 22%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 30%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 20%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 30%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Christopher John 67%
Nancy Johnson 38%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 90%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 30%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Steven Kuykendall 30%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 90%
Ray LaHood 30%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 22%
Steve LaTourette 30%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 30%

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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