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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
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%
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%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 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%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
John Breaux 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Jean Carnahan 70%
Brad Carson 80%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 10%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 60%
Robert Clement 70%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 100%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 80%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 30%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 80%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 90%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 56%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 90%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 30%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 10%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 67%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 60%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 10%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 60%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Stephen Horn 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 10%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 30%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 40%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Brian Kerns 0%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 78%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 10%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 63%
Trent Lott, Sr. 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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