Rating Group: The Retired Enlisted Association

2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
Brian Baird 40%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 33%
Gary Ackerman 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 33%
Todd Akin 33%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 33%
J. Gresham Barrett 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 33%
Charlie Bass 33%
Bob Beauprez 33%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 33%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 33%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 33%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 33%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 33%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 33%
Henry Bonilla 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 33%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 33%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 33%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 33%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 33%
Steve Buyer 33%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 33%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 33%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 33%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 33%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 33%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Julia Carson 33%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 33%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 33%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Chris Chocola 33%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 33%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 33%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 33%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 33%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 33%
Robert Cramer 33%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 33%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 33%
Barbara Cubin 33%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 33%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 33%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Artur Davis 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 33%
James Davis 33%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 33%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 33%
Thomas Davis III 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 33%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 33%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 33%
Bill Delahunt 33%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 33%
Thomas DeLay 33%
James DeMint 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33%
Norm Dicks 33%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
John Doolittle 33%
David Dreier 33%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 33%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 33%
Philip English 33%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 33%
Terry Everett 33%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 33%
Tom Feeney 33%
Michael Ferguson 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 33%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 33%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 33%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 33%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 33%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33%
Bart Gordon 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 33%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 33%
Mark Green 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 33%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 33%
Melissa Hart 33%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 33%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 33%
Robert Hayes 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 33%
Joel Hefley 33%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 33%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 33%
Darlene Hooley 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 33%
Kenny Hulshof 33%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Henry Hyde 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 33%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 33%
William Jefferson 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 33%
Nancy Johnson 33%
Tim Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ric Keller 33%
Sue Kelly 33%
Mark Kennedy 33%
Patrick Kennedy 33%
Dale Kildee 33%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 33%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 33%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 33%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 33%
Joseph Knollenberg 33%
James Kolbe 33%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 33%
Tom Lantos 33%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 33%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 33%
Steve LaTourette 33%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 33%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Ron Lewis 33%
John Linder 33%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 33%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 33%
Don Manzullo 33%
Jim Marshall 33%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 33%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 33%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 33%
James McCrery III 33%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 33%
John McHugh 33%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 33%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 33%
Michael McNulty 33%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 33%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 33%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 33%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 33%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 33%
Brad Miller 33%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 33%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 33%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 33%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 33%
Sue Myrick 33%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 33%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 33%
Anne Northup 33%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 33%
Dave Obey 33%
Thomas William Osborne 33%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 33%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 33%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 33%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 33%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 33%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 33%
Todd Platts 33%
Richard Pombo 33%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 33%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 33%
Deborah Pryce 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 33%
George Radanovich 33%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 33%
James Ramstad 33%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Richard Renzi 33%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 33%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 33%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 33%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 33%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 33%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 33%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 33%
Jim Ryun 33%
Martin Olav Sabo 33%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 33%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 33%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 33%
Jim Saxton 33%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 33%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 33%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 33%
John Shadegg 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 33%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
Donald Sherwood 33%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 33%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 33%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 33%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 33%
Ike Skelton 33%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 33%
Vic Snyder 33%
Hilda Solis 33%
Mark Souder 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Ted Strickland 33%
John Sullivan 33%
John Sweeney 33%
Tom Tancredo 33%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 33%
Charles Taylor 33%
Gene Taylor 33%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 33%
William Thomas 33%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 33%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 33%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 33%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 33%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 33%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 33%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 33%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 33%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 33%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 33%
Zach Wamp 33%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 33%
David Weldon 33%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 33%
Robert Wexler 33%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 33%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 33%
Heather Wilson 33%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 33%
Albert Wynn 33%
Bill Young 33%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 20%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 17%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 17%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
Dan Burton 17%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 17%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 17%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 17%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 17%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 17%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 17%
Bob Filner 17%
Mark Foley 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Barney Frank 17%
Elton Gallegly 17%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 17%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 17%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 17%
Maurice Hinchey 17%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 17%
David Lee Hobson 17%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 17%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 17%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
Ray LaHood 17%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 17%
James Leach 17%
Robert Matsui 17%
Martin Meehan 17%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 17%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 17%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 17%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 17%
Robert William Ney 17%
James Nussle 17%
John Olver 17%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 17%
Major Owens 17%
Michael Oxley 17%
John Peterson 17%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 17%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 17%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 17%
Bart Stupak 17%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 17%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 17%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
James Walsh 17%
Diane Watson 17%
Mel Watt 17%
Anthony Weiner 17%
David Wu 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
William Frist 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
Ed Towns 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
George Voinovich 0%
John Warner 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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