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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 30%
George Allen 30%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Bennett 11%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 80%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
John Breaux 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 30%
Conrad Burns 30%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 90%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 30%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 80%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 0%
Linc Chafee 60%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 10%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 90%
Jerry Costello 90%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 90%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 10%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 30%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 80%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
Charles Hagel 20%
Ralph Hall 40%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 80%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 90%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 90%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 90%
Darlene Hooley 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 11%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 30%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 88%
James Merrill Jeffords 90%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 80%
Nancy Johnson 10%
Tim Johnson 10%
Timothy Johnson 90%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Mary Landrieu 80%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 30%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
Ken Lucas 40%
Dick Lugar 40%
Don Manzullo 11%
Jim Matheson 70%
Robert Matsui 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 90%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 89%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 90%
Jim Moran, Jr. 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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