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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of Senior Citizens

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Bob 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%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Jim Bunning 40%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 33%
Steve Buyer 40%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 40%
Ben Campbell 10%
Thomas Campbell 30%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
Chris Cannon 40%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 30%
John Chafee 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 40%
Jon Lynn Christensen 40%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 90%
Robert Clement 70%
Michael Collins 40%
Larry Combest 30%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 60%
Merrill Cook 40%
John Cooksey 40%
Jerry Costello 89%
Paul Coverdell 40%
Christopher Cox 44%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 40%
Barbara Cubin 40%
Randall Cunningham 40%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
Patsy Ann Danner 60%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 40%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 40%
Peter Deutsch 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 50%
Norm Dicks 80%
Julian Dixon 89%
Chris Dodd 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 50%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 40%
Jennifer Dunn 40%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 40%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 40%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 10%
Harris Fawell 30%
Victor Fazio 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 90%
Mark Foley 40%
Michael Patrick Forbes 22%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Wendell Ford 90%
Tillie Fowler 30%
Jon David Fox 40%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 40%
William Frist 10%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Elizabeth Furse 89%
Elton Gallegly 40%
John Ganske 40%
Sam Gejdenson 90%
George Gekas 30%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 56%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
William Goodling 30%
Bart Gordon 60%
Slade Gorton 10%
Porter Goss 40%
Daniel Graham 50%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 10%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 30%
Tony Hall 80%
Lee Hamilton 70%
James Hansen 40%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 40%
Joel Hefley 40%
W.G. Hefner 80%
Jesse Helms 10%
Wally Herger, Jr. 40%
Rick Hill 50%
Van Hilleary 50%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 30%
Thomas Holden 80%
Ernest Hollings 70%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Stephen Horn 30%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Kenny Hulshof 40%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Asa Hutchinson 33%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 10%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 40%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 30%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
Christopher John 50%
Jay Johnson 90%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Sue Kelly 40%
Dirk Kempthorne 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 80%
Bob Kerrey 50%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jay Kim 40%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
Ronald Klink 90%
Scott Klug 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 11%

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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