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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Adam Putnam 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%
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%

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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