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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Retired Enlisted Association

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 33%
Gary Ackerman 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 33%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
Brian Baird 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
Charlie Bass 33%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 33%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 17%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 17%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 33%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 33%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
Dan Burton 17%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 33%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 33%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 33%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 33%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 33%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Chris Chocola 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 17%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 33%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 33%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 33%
Barbara Cubin 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Artur Davis 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
James Davis 33%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 33%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
Thomas Davis III 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
Bill Delahunt 33%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
Thomas DeLay 33%
James DeMint 33%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
Norm Dicks 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 17%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 17%
David Dreier 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 33%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 33%
Terry Everett 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 17%
Tom Feeney 33%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 33%
Mark Foley 17%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 17%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 17%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 33%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 33%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
Bart Gordon 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 33%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 33%
Mark Green 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 17%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 33%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 33%
Melissa Hart 33%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 33%

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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