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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 10%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 60%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 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%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 70%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 90%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Stephen Horn 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 30%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 40%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Nancy Johnson 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Brian Kerns 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
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%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 10%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 63%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 40%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
James Maloney 80%
Don Manzullo 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Frank Mascara 90%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 60%
Robert Matsui 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 70%
Karen McCarthy 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 30%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 90%
Dennis Moore 50%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 70%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
Constance Morella 20%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
Ben Nelson 40%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Ron Paul 10%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 0%
David Phelps 80%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
Deborah Pryce 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
James Ramstad 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 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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