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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: 60 Plus Association

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 30%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 70%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 10%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 70%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 80%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 10%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 30%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 90%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 30%
Bill Archer 80%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Bill Barrett 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman 70%
Max Baucus 10%
Bob Bennett 70%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 70%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 20%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 70%
Henry Bonilla 90%
David Edward Bonior 10%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 10%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 10%
John Breaux 50%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Richard Bryan 10%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 90%
Dan Burton 80%

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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