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E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson

E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Senior Citizens

Full Name: E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson

Senior Citizens

2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 66%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 61%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 37%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 64%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 62%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 63%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score B+
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 19%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 47%
2005-2006 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 46%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 88%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Retire Safe - Positions 56%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2003 Leading Age - Positions 67%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 67%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60%
2002 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 0%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 70%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 67%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 62%

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