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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: 60 Plus Association

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Carol Moseley Braun 23%
Patrick Moynihan 6%
Frank Murkowski 94%
Jack Murtha 6%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Mark Neumann 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
Sam Nunn 18%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 6%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Bill Orton 12%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
Mike Parker 88%
William Paxon 100%
Donald Payne 0%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 6%
Clay Pell 6%
Pete Peterson 6%
Owen Pickett 6%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
John Edward Porter 73%
Glenn Poshard 6%
Larry Pressler 89%
Deborah Pryce 100%
David Pryor 0%
James Quillen 94%
Jack Quinn 94%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 93%
Ralph Regula 100%
Bill Richardson 0%
Frank Riggs 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 0%
Charles Robb 30%
Timothy Roemer 12%
Charles Rose III 16%
Toby Roth 100%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Marge Roukema 74%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Rick Santorum 94%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 84%
Joe Scarborough 82%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Steven Schiff 90%
Pat Schroeder 0%
Andrea Seastrand 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 94%
E.G. Shuster 94%
Paul Simon 41%
Alan Simpson 77%
Norman Sisisky 0%
David Skaggs 6%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 28%
Linda Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 76%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 100%
Mark Souder 94%
Arlen Specter 71%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 6%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 18%
Ted Stevens 83%
Louis Stokes 0%
Gerry Studds 0%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 0%
James Talent 100%
John Tanner 12%
Randy Tate 100%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 36%
Frank Tejeda 0%
Craig Thomas 89%
William Thomas 90%
Fred Thompson 94%
Ray Thornton 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Peter Torkildsen 72%
Esteban Edward Torres 0%
Robert Torricelli 16%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 38%
Bruce Vento 0%
Harold Volkmer 0%
Barbara Vucanovich 100%
Robert Walker 100%
James Walsh 90%
Zach Wamp 100%
Michael Ward 0%
John Warner 89%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
David Weldon 94%
W. Curtis Weldon 94%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 6%
Rick White 100%
Pat Williams 0%
Charles Wilson 22%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Sidney Yates 6%
Bill Young 100%
Bill Zeliff 100%
Richard Zimmer 84%

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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