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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 23%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 15%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 50%
John Ashcroft 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
Cass Ballenger 50%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Bill Barrett 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 75%
Max Baucus 62%
Bob Bennett 15%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Michael Bilirakis 60%
Jeff Bingaman 77%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 23%
Henry Bonilla 60%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
John Breaux 46%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 62%
Ed Bryant 60%
Jim Bunning 60%
Conrad Burns 15%
Dan Burton 60%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 92%
Herbert Callahan 60%
Ben Campbell 8%
Thomas Campbell 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 60%
Chris Cannon 60%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 80%
John Chafee 23%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 60%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Robert Clement 100%
Michael Collins 60%
Larry Combest 40%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 69%
Merrill Cook 60%
John Cooksey 60%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 31%
Christopher Cox 60%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 15%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 60%
Barbara Cubin 60%
Randall Cunningham 60%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 60%
Peter Deutsch 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Jay Dickey 60%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 77%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 60%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 60%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
Philip English 60%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 60%
Thomas Ewing 60%
Russ Feingold 85%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 60%
Michael Patrick Forbes 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 60%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 60%
William Frist 15%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 60%
John Ganske 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 40%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 60%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 60%
William Goodling 40%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 15%
Porter Goss 60%
Daniel Graham 62%
William Phillip Gramm 8%
Rodney Grams 23%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 15%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 60%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 60%
Joel Hefley 100%
Jesse Helms 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 60%
Rick Hill 60%
Van Hilleary 60%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 60%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 85%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 60%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Kenny Hulshof 60%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Asa Hutchinson 50%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 15%
Kay Hutchison 15%
Henry Hyde 60%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 23%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Christopher John 80%
Nancy Johnson 80%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 60%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 38%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Herb Kohl 62%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 15%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 60%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 40%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 60%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 60%
Ron Lewis 60%
Joe Lieberman 69%
John Linder 60%
William Lipinski 100%
Robert Livingston 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 15%
William Luther 80%
Connie Mack 15%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 60%

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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