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Virgil H. Goode, Jr.

Virgil H. Goode, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Senior Citizens

Full Name: Virgil H. Goode, Jr.

Senior Citizens

2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 18%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 21%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 22%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 79%
2005-2006 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 67%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 21%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 25%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 29%
2003-2004 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Retire Safe - Positions 93%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2003 Leading Age - Positions 50%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 0%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 20%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
1999-2000 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 71%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 44%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 50%

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