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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer 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%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. 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%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 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%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 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%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy 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%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski 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 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy 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%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
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%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
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 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Brian Baird 90%
Marion Berry 90%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
Ben Chandler III 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 90%
Jerry Costello 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
Bob Filner 90%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
Alan Mollohan 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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