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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 97%
Gary Ackerman 24%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Rob Andrews 34%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 97%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 59%
Richard Hugh Baker 97%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 97%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman 83%
Max Baucus 41%
Anthony Beilenson 10%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 84%
Howard Berman 23%
Tom Bevill 40%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 34%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 97%
Peter Blute 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 62%
Kit Bond 93%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 19%
Sonny Bono 94%
Robert Borski, Jr. 19%
Rick Boucher 33%
Bill Bradley 6%
John Breaux 45%
Bill Brewster 67%
George Brown, Jr. 24%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 31%
Ed Bryant 100%
John Bryant 20%
Dale Bumpers 34%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 97%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 97%
Robert Byrd 24%
Herbert Callahan 97%
Ben Campbell 86%
Thomas Campbell 78%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 95%
Mike Castle 86%
John Chafee 86%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 97%
Jon Lynn Christensen 97%
William Clay, Sr. 16%
Eva Clayton 19%
Robert Clement 65%
William Clinger 100%
William Cohen 81%
Ronald Coleman 20%
Barbara-Rose Collins 11%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 97%
Larry Combest 97%
Gary Condit 78%
Kent Conrad 34%
Jerry Costello 39%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 16%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 81%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 97%
Alfonse D'Amato 72%
Patsy Ann Danner 76%
Thomas Daschle 34%
Thomas Davis III 89%
E. Kika de la Garza 44%
Thomas DeLay 94%
Ronald Dellums 11%
Peter Deutsch 34%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 78%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 27%
Julian Dixon 22%
Chris Dodd 34%
Robert Dole 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 93%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 97%
Byron Dorgan 45%
Robert Dornan 100%
David Dreier 92%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 62%
Vern Ehlers 91%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 89%
Bill Emerson 100%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 97%
Lane Evans 19%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 44%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 97%
Harris Fawell 95%
Victor Fazio 41%
Russ Feingold 38%
Cleo Fields 10%
Jack Fields, Jr. 100%
Bob Filner 19%
Floyd Flake 23%
Thomas Foglietta 17%
Mark Foley 89%
Michael Patrick Forbes 83%
Wendell Ford 38%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Jon David Fox 86%
Barney Frank 19%
Gary Franks 100%
Robert Franks 86%
William Frist 97%
Jonas Frost III 40%
Elizabeth Furse 27%
Elton Gallegly 97%
John Ganske 95%
Sam Gejdenson 16%
George Gekas 97%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 26%
Pete Geren 100%
Sam Gibbons 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Paul Gillmor 95%
Benjamin Gilman 81%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 41%
Henry Gonzalez 19%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 86%
Porter Goss 89%
Daniel Graham 43%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 97%
James Greenwood 84%
Judd Gregg 90%
Steven Gunderson 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 97%
Tony Hall 35%
Lee Hamilton 62%
Melton Hancock 100%
James Hansen 97%
Jane Harman 70%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Mark Hatfield 69%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 95%
W.G. Hefner 51%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Van Hilleary 97%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 29%
Maurice Hinchey 16%
David Lee Hobson 97%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Martin Hoke 80%
Thomas Holden 57%
Ernest Hollings 38%
Stephen Horn 89%
John Nathan Hostettler 89%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 81%
Duncan Hunter 88%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 97%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 97%
Daniel Inouye 30%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 22%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 30%
William Jefferson 21%
James Merrill Jeffords 77%
Nancy Johnson 74%
Harry Johnston 10%
J. Bennett Johnston 31%
Paul Kanjorski 22%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 94%
Sue Kelly 92%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 31%
Joseph Kennedy II 24%
Patrick Kennedy 22%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 35%
Bob Kerrey 41%
Dale Kildee 24%

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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