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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
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%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 70%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 10%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 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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