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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of Senior Citizens

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 10%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 20%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 10%
John Ashcroft 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 11%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 89%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 10%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 10%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 10%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 30%
Ben Campbell 30%
Thomas Campbell 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
Chris Cannon 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
John Chafee 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 90%
Robert Clement 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Larry Combest 10%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 0%
John Cooksey 11%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 10%
Christopher Cox 13%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 90%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
Barbara Cubin 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Patsy Ann Danner 89%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 11%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 22%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 11%
Thomas Ewing 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 10%
Michael Patrick Forbes 44%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
Tillie Fowler 22%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 40%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
William Frist 10%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 10%
John Ganske 70%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 30%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 44%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 10%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 10%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 40%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 25%
Jesse Helms 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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