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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
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 94%
Bart Gordon 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Chet Edwards 86%
Bob Filner 86%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 86%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Mike Ross 86%
Steve Rothman 86%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Dennis Cardoza 79%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
Barney Frank 79%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 79%
Ted Strickland 79%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 71%
Marion Berry 71%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
Edward Case 71%
Jo Ann Davis 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 71%
Thomas Holden 71%
Darlene Hooley 71%
Dale Kildee 71%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 71%
Jim Oberstar 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 71%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 71%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 71%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 65%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 64%
Dan Boren 64%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 64%
Jerry Costello 64%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 64%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 64%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 64%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 64%
Jim Marshall 64%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 64%
Martin Meehan 64%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 64%
Dennis Moore 64%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 64%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 64%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 64%
Frank Lautenberg 59%
Blanche Lincoln 59%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 59%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 59%
Rob Andrews 57%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 57%
Mark Foley 57%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 57%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 57%
Ray LaHood 57%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 57%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 57%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
Brad Miller 57%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 57%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 57%
Ron Paul 57%
Todd Platts 57%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 57%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 57%
Mark Souder 57%
Gene Taylor 57%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 57%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 57%
Lynn Woolsey 57%
Albert Wynn 57%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 54%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 53%
Byron Dorgan 53%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 53%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 53%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 53%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 53%
Rodney Alexander 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
Henry Bonilla 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
Ben Chandler III 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Thelma Drake 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
Philip English 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 50%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 50%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
Robert Wexler 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 47%
Ben Nelson 47%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 47%
Ken Salazar 47%
Thomas Allen 43%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 43%
Leonard Boswell 43%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 43%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 43%
Robert Cramer 43%
Thomas Davis III 43%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 43%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 43%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 43%
Mark Green 43%
Maurice Hinchey 43%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 43%
William Lewis Jenkins 43%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
Tom Lantos 43%
Ron Lewis 43%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 43%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Donald Payne 43%
Jon Porter, Sr. 43%
Richard Renzi 43%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 43%
Jim Saxton 43%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 43%
Bart Stupak 43%
John Tanner 43%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 43%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 43%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 43%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 43%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 43%
Heather Wilson 43%
Hillary Clinton 41%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 41%
James Merrill Jeffords 41%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 41%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Bob Beauprez 36%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 36%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 36%
Rick Boucher 36%
Julia Carson 36%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 36%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 36%

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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