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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: 60 Plus Association

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
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%
Spencer Bachus 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, Sr. 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%
John Boehner 100%
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%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 30%
Herbert Callahan 90%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 70%
Thomas Campbell 70%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 30%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 80%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 20%
Robert Clement 10%
Howard Coble 100%
Thomas Coburn 80%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 70%
Kent Conrad 20%
Merrill Cook 90%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 10%
Paul Coverdell 90%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 90%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 10%
James Davis 10%
Thomas Davis III 80%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 10%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 20%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
Philip English 100%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Russ Feingold 10%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 90%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 90%
William Frist 70%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 70%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 10%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 70%
Paul Gillmor 90%
Benjamin Gilman 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 80%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 30%
Slade Gorton 60%
Porter Goss 80%
Daniel Graham 10%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 90%
James Greenwood 90%
Judd Gregg 70%
Gilbert Gutknecht 70%
Charles Hagel 90%
Ralph Hall 80%
Tony Hall 10%
James Hansen 100%
Tom Harkin 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Jesse Helms 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Rick Hill 70%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Sr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 80%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Thomas Holden 10%
Ernest Hollings 20%
Darlene Hooley 20%
Stephen Horn 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 10%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Christopher John 20%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Timothy Johnson 10%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
Sue Kelly 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 10%
Bob Kerrey 10%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 100%
Gerald Kleczka 10%
Ronald Klink 10%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 20%
James Kolbe 90%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 10%
Ray LaHood 60%
Nicholas Lampson 10%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 100%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 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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