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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Retired Enlisted Association

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 33%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Brian Baird 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 33%
J. Gresham Barrett 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Charlie Bass 33%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 33%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 17%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 17%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 33%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Julia Carson 33%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 33%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Chris Chocola 33%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 33%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 33%
Barbara Cubin 33%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Artur Davis 33%
James Davis 33%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 33%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 33%
Thomas DeLay 33%
James DeMint 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 33%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 33%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 33%
Terry Everett 33%
Tom Feeney 33%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 17%
Mark Foley 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 17%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 17%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
Bart Gordon 33%
Mark Green 33%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 33%
Melissa Hart 33%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
Robert Hayes 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 33%
Joel Hefley 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 20%
Maurice Hinchey 17%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 33%
Darlene Hooley 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Kenny Hulshof 33%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 33%
Nancy Johnson 33%
Tim Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ric Keller 33%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 33%
Patrick Kennedy 33%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 33%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 33%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 17%
Tom Lantos 33%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 17%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Ron Lewis 33%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 33%
Jim Marshall 33%
Robert Matsui 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 33%
James McCrery III 33%
John McHugh 33%
Michael McNulty 33%
Martin Meehan 17%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 33%
Brad Miller 33%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 33%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 33%
Sue Myrick 33%
Ben Nelson 0%
Robert William Ney 17%
Anne Northup 33%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 17%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 17%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 17%
Thomas William Osborne 33%
Major Owens 17%
Michael Oxley 17%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 17%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Todd Platts 33%
Richard Pombo 33%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
Deborah Pryce 33%
George Radanovich 33%
James Ramstad 33%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Richard Renzi 33%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 33%
Jim Ryun 33%
Martin Olav Sabo 33%
Rick Santorum 0%

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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