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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 70%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 10%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 70%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 80%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 60%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 10%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 90%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
John Breaux 40%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 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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