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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 10%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 63%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 40%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 80%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 90%
Jim Matheson 60%
Robert Matsui 90%
Carolyn McCarthy 70%
Karen McCarthy 80%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
Mike McIntyre 70%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 30%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 90%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jim Moran, Jr. 70%
Constance Morella 20%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 40%
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%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 10%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
David Phelps 80%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 80%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 89%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 60%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 70%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 70%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 10%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Ronnie Shows 60%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 60%
Gordon Smith 20%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 10%
Vic Snyder 78%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 30%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 70%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Robert Torricelli 50%
Ed Towns 90%
James Traficant, Jr. 10%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 80%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 10%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 80%
Albert Wynn 80%
Bill Young 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 70%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%

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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