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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of Senior Citizens

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 30%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 30%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 40%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 40%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 43%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 40%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 30%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 30%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 40%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 40%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 40%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 30%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 30%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 40%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 10%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 40%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 10%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 80%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 80%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 89%
Rob Andrews 67%
Bill Archer 33%
Richard Armey 33%
John Ashcroft 10%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 60%
Robert Barr, Jr. 20%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 50%
Max Baucus 50%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 90%
Brian Bilbray 40%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 50%
David Edward Bonior 90%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
John Breaux 30%
George Brown, Jr. 90%
Richard Bryan 50%
Ed Bryant 50%

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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