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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Michael Collins 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Merrill Cook 100%
John Cooksey 100%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
George Gekas 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
William Goodling 100%
Slade Gorton 100%
Porter Goss 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
James Kolbe 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Jerry Lewis 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%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
James McCrery III 100%
Scott McInnis 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
Dan Miller 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
Frank Murkowski 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
John Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Bob Riley 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Robert Schaffer 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Floyd Spence 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bob Stump 100%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
John Warner 100%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 92%
Ed Bryant 92%
Herbert Callahan 92%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 92%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
Christopher Cox 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
Barbara Cubin 92%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 92%
Philip English 92%
Mark Foley 92%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 92%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 92%
James Hansen 92%
Van Hilleary 92%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Asa Hutchinson 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Stephen Largent 92%
David McIntosh 92%
James Ramstad 92%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 92%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 92%
John Shadegg 92%
William Thomas 92%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
Zach Wamp 92%
David Weldon 92%
W. Curtis Weldon 92%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 92%
Bill Young 92%
Philip Crane 91%
Robert Livingston 91%
E.G. Shuster 91%
Wayne Allard 86%
John Ashcroft 86%
John Chafee 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 86%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
William Phillip Gramm 86%
Rodney Grams 86%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 86%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
James Merrill Jeffords 86%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%

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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