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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
John Ashcroft 100%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Hank Brown 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
William Clinger 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
Robert Dornan 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Bill Emerson 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Gary Franks 100%
Pete Geren 100%
Newt Gingrich 100%
William Goodling 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Melton Hancock 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Stephen Largent 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Connie Mack 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
James McCrery III 100%
Scott McInnis 100%
David McIntosh 100%
Jan Meyers 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
Carlos Moorhead 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Floyd Spence 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bob Stump 100%
James Talent 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Peter Torkildsen 100%
Barbara Vucanovich 100%
Robert Walker 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
David Weldon 100%
Rick White 100%
Bill Zeliff 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 97%
Richard Armey 97%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 97%
Richard Hugh Baker 97%
Bob Barr, Jr. 97%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 97%
Conrad Burns 97%
Steve Buyer 97%
Herbert Callahan 97%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 97%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 97%
Jon Lynn Christensen 97%
Michael Collins 97%
Larry Combest 97%
Randall Cunningham 97%
John Doolittle 97%
John Ensign 97%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 97%
William Frist 97%
Elton Gallegly 97%
George Gekas 97%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 97%
Rodney Grams 97%
Gilbert Gutknecht 97%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 97%
James Hansen 97%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 97%
Van Hilleary 97%
David Lee Hobson 97%
Henry Hyde 97%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 97%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 97%
Jay Kim 97%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 97%
Ronald Packard 97%
Mike Parker 97%
William Paxon 97%
Richard Pombo 97%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 97%
Rick Santorum 97%
John Shadegg 97%
E.G. Shuster 97%
Joseph Skeen 97%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 97%
Linda Smith 97%
Nick Smith 97%
Mark Souder 97%
Charles Taylor 97%
Craig Thomas 97%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 97%
Strom Thurmond 97%
Jon Kyl 96%
Bill Archer 95%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
Harris Fawell 95%
John Ganske 95%
Paul Gillmor 95%
Joel Hefley 95%
James Kolbe 95%
Robert Livingston 95%
Bill McCollum 95%
Michael Oxley 95%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 95%
Frank Riggs 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 95%
William Thomas 95%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
Sonny Bono 94%
Dan Burton 94%
Thomas DeLay 94%
Robert Dole 94%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 94%
Larry Pressler 94%
Gerald Weller 94%
Kit Bond 93%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 93%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 93%
Olympia Snowe 93%
John Warner 93%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 92%
David Dreier 92%
Philip English 92%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 92%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Sue Kelly 92%
Scott Klug 92%
Steve LaTourette 92%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Dan Miller 92%
Mark Neumann 92%
Robert William Ney 92%
Ralph Regula 92%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 92%
Jim Saxton 92%
Joe Scarborough 92%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 92%
William Tauzin 92%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 92%
Bill Young 92%

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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