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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
Denise Majette 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jack Murtha 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 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
Evan Bayh 90%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 90%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
Jon Corzine 90%
Thomas Daschle 90%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Peter Deutsch 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
Chris Dodd 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
Bart Gordon 90%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
William Jefferson 90%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 90%
Karen McCarthy 90%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
Donald Payne 90%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 90%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
Mike Ross 90%
Steve Rothman 90%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
Ike Skelton 90%
Vic Snyder 90%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
Gene Taylor 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
Ed Towns 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
David Wu 90%
Albert Wynn 90%
Chris Bell 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
Daniel Inouye 89%

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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