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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of Senior Citizens

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 10%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 20%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 10%
John Ashcroft 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 100%
Robert Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
John Breaux 90%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 10%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 11%
Ben Campbell 30%
Thomas Campbell 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
Chris Cannon 10%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 70%
John Chafee 60%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 90%
Robert Clement 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 10%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 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%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Patsy Ann Danner 89%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 11%
Jennifer Dunn 10%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
Philip English 22%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 11%
Thomas Ewing 10%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 10%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 10%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 10%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 25%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Rick Hill 20%
Van Hilleary 10%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Asa Hutchinson 10%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 10%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 10%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 10%
Christopher John 89%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 90%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 10%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 30%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 10%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 22%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 20%
Steve LaTourette 30%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 40%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 100%
John Linder 13%
William Lipinski 89%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 10%
James Maloney 89%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 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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