Rating Group: The Retired Enlisted Association

2006 Retired Military Benefits Issues Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 29%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 7%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 6%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 29%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 14%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 43%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 18%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 50%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 29%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 35%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 21%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 43%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 36%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 14%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 50%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 29%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 64%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 64%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 14%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 57%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 50%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 36%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 29%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 14%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 36%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 7%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 21%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 50%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 29%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 36%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 7%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 71%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 21%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 21%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 50%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 7%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 47%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 64%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 14%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 36%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 36%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 7%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 7%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 14%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 29%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 14%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 29%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 14%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 7%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 36%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 6%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 29%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 14%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 21%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 65%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 14%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 21%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 36%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 50%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 50%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 57%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 36%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 50%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 7%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 18%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 57%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 18%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 43%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 35%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 50%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 21%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 43%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 71%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 21%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 64%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 59%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 43%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 57%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 21%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 64%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 41%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 59%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 50%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 14%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 43%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 29%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 50%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 93%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 65%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 14%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 36%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 43%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 7%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 24%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 21%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 21%
NA President Barack Obama II D 12%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 24%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 41%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 18%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 43%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 57%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 71%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 21%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 7%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 21%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 64%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 35%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 29%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 36%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 64%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 14%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 57%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 7%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 53%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 24%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 7%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 29%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 14%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 21%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 57%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 50%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 36%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 36%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 29%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 36%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 43%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 54%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 7%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 57%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 21%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 7%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 64%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 53%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 6%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 14%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 14%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 43%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 79%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 29%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 14%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 29%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 14%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 43%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 7%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 7%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 29%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 12%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 57%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 35%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 43%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 7%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 29%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 6%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 14%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 29%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 36%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 6%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 7%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 7%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 7%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 7%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 7%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 7%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 7%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 29%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 14%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 29%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 29%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 7%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 43%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 14%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 21%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 21%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 36%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 71%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 21%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 36%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 12%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 36%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 43%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 53%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 47%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 29%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 57%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 21%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 57%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 36%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 50%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 21%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 21%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 6%
Neil Abercrombie 64%
Gary Ackerman 29%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 12%
George Allen 29%
Thomas Allen 43%
Rob Andrews 57%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Spencer Bachus 29%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 29%
J. Gresham Barrett 21%
John Barrow 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 64%
Charlie Bass 29%
Max Baucus 6%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 29%
Bob Beauprez 36%
Bob Bennett 6%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 29%
Marion Berry 71%
Judy Biggert 14%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
Tim Bishop 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 14%
Kit Bond 6%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
Dan Boren 64%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 36%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Henry Brown, Jr. 29%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Jim Bunning 18%
Conrad Burns 29%
Dan Burton 7%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 6%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 29%
Eric Cantor 7%
Dennis Cardoza 79%
Russ Carnahan 29%
Julia Carson 36%
Edward Case 71%
Mike Castle 0%
Lincoln Chafee 6%
Saxby Chambliss 18%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 7%
Donna Christensen 21%
Hillary Clinton 41%
Howard Coble 14%
Thomas Coburn 6%
Norm Coleman 29%
Kent Conrad 6%
Jerry Costello 64%
Larry Craig 12%
Robert Cramer 43%
Barbara Cubin 29%
Artur Davis 50%
James Davis 36%
Jo Ann Davis 71%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 43%
Bill Delahunt 50%
James DeMint 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 36%
Norm Dicks 14%
John Dingell 29%
Chris Dodd 18%
Elizabeth Dole 12%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 53%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 86%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 36%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 12%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 29%
Eni Faleomavaega 7%
Tom Feeney 21%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 21%
Bob Filner 86%
Mark Foley 57%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Luis Fortuño 14%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 79%
William Frist 6%
Elton Gallegly 36%
Jim Gerlach 43%
Jim Gibbons 29%
Wayne Gilchrest 7%
Paul Gillmor 7%
Phil Gingrey 21%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
Bart Gordon 93%
Mark Green 43%
Judd Gregg 18%
Gilbert Gutknecht 14%
Charles Hagel 35%
Ralph Hall 36%
Tom Harkin 24%
Jane Harman 21%
Katherine Harris 36%
Melissa Hart 29%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 21%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 29%
Joel Hefley 29%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 64%
Maurice Hinchey 43%
David Lee Hobson 7%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Thomas Holden 71%
Rush Holt, Jr. 64%
Darlene Hooley 71%
John Nathan Hostettler 14%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Kay Hutchison 12%
Henry Hyde 7%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 24%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 29%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 21%
William Jefferson 36%
James Merrill Jeffords 41%
William Lewis Jenkins 43%
Nancy Johnson 21%
Tim Johnson 29%
Timothy Johnson 94%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
Ric Keller 21%
Sue Kelly 29%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 35%
Mark Kennedy 14%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 71%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 57%
Jack Kingston 7%
Joseph Knollenberg 7%
Herb Kohl 12%
James Kolbe 7%
Dennis Kucinich 36%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 18%
Ray LaHood 57%
Mary Landrieu 53%
Tom Lantos 43%
Tom Latham 29%
Steve LaTourette 36%
Frank Lautenberg 59%
James Leach 21%
Carl Levin 29%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 43%
Joe Lieberman 18%
Blanche Lincoln 59%
John Linder 7%
Trent Lott, Sr. 12%
Dick Lugar 6%
Dan Lungren 7%
Connie Mack IV 14%
Don Manzullo 14%
Jim Marshall 64%
Melquiades Martinez 24%
Jim Matheson 43%
Carolyn McCarthy 64%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 7%
John McHugh 8%
Mike McIntyre 71%
Buck McKeon 14%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 14%
Michael McNulty 29%
Martin Meehan 64%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 21%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
Mike Michaud 79%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 29%
Gary Miller 7%
George Miller 29%
Brad Miller 57%
Alan Mollohan 7%
Dennis Moore 64%
Jim Moran, Jr. 50%
Jack Murtha 21%
Marilyn Musgrave 21%
Sue Myrick 14%
Ben Nelson 47%
Robert William Ney 14%
Anne Northup 14%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 57%
James Nussle 7%
Jim Oberstar 71%
Dave Obey 14%
John Olver 36%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Thomas William Osborne 36%
Major Owens 21%
Michael Oxley 7%
Ed Pastor 50%
Ron Paul 57%
Donald Payne 43%
John Peterson 14%
Tom Petri 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 57%
Richard Pombo 21%
Earl Pomeroy 21%
Jon Porter, Sr. 43%
Deborah Pryce 7%
Mark Pryor 53%
George Radanovich 14%
Nick Rahall II 86%
James Ramstad 29%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 7%
Richard Renzi 43%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Thomas Reynolds 7%
Jay Rockefeller IV 24%
Mike Rogers 21%
Mike Ross 86%
Steve Rothman 86%
Jim Ryun 7%
Martin Olav Sabo 7%
John Salazar 43%
Ken Salazar 47%
Rick Santorum 6%
Paul Sarbanes 18%
Jim Saxton 43%
Allyson Schwartz 71%
John Schwarz 36%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 21%
Christopher Shays 14%
Donald Sherwood 21%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 29%
Gordon Smith 12%
Olympia Snowe 35%
Vic Snyder 21%
Mike Sodrel 7%
Mark Souder 57%
Arlen Specter 24%
John Spratt, Jr. 14%
Pete Stark 14%
Cliff Stearns 7%
Ted Stevens 6%
Ted Strickland 79%
Bart Stupak 43%
John Sullivan 21%
John Sununu 29%
John Sweeney 14%
James Talent 6%
Tom Tancredo 21%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 21%
Charles Taylor 21%
Gene Taylor 57%
Lee Terry 43%
Craig Thomas 6%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 7%
John Tierney 43%
Ed Towns 21%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
Mark Udall 57%
George Voinovich 12%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 29%
John Warner 18%
Diane Watson 21%
Mel Watt 14%
Henry Waxman 21%
Anthony Weiner 21%
David Weldon 36%
W. Curtis Weldon 21%
Gerald Weller 21%
Robert Wexler 50%
Heather Wilson 43%
Frank Wolf 64%
Lynn Woolsey 57%
David Wu 14%
Albert Wynn 57%
Bill Young 21%

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