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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Retired Enlisted Association

2006 Retired Military Benefits Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 29%
J. Gresham Barrett 21%
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%
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%
Chris Cannon 29%
Dennis Cardoza 79%
Russ Carnahan 29%
Julia Carson 36%
Edward Case 71%
Mike Castle 0%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 7%
Hillary Clinton 41%
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%
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%
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 Gibbons 29%
Wayne Gilchrest 7%
Paul Gillmor 7%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
Bart Gordon 93%
Mark Green 43%
Judd Gregg 18%
Gilbert Gutknecht 14%
Jane Harman 21%
Katherine Harris 36%
Melissa Hart 29%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
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%
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%
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%
Joseph Knollenberg 7%
Herb Kohl 12%
James Kolbe 7%
Dennis Kucinich 36%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 18%
Ray LaHood 57%
Tom Lantos 43%
Steve LaTourette 36%
Frank Lautenberg 59%
James Leach 21%
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%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 7%
John McHugh 8%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 14%
Michael McNulty 29%
Martin Meehan 64%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 21%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 29%
Brad Miller 57%
Alan Mollohan 7%
Dennis Moore 64%
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%
Ron Paul 57%
Donald Payne 43%
John Peterson 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 57%
Richard Pombo 21%
Earl Pomeroy 21%
Jon Porter, Sr. 43%
Deborah Pryce 7%
George Radanovich 14%
James Ramstad 29%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 7%
Richard Renzi 43%
Silvestre Reyes 86%

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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