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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 89%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 60%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
Mike Ross 70%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 70%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 70%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
Edward Schrock 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 10%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
Donald Sherwood 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
Ronnie Shows 60%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 60%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
Gordon Smith 20%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
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%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 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%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
Fred Thompson 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
Robert Torricelli 50%
Ed Towns 90%
James Traficant, Jr. 10%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 80%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
George Voinovich 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 10%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
Albert Wynn 80%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 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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