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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 10%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 10%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 10%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 90%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Max Baucus 70%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 60%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 90%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 10%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 89%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 10%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 40%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 90%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 60%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 10%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 13%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 10%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 10%
Bob Filner 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
Bart Gordon 78%
Judd Gregg 0%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 90%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 88%
Tim Johnson 20%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 10%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 10%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
Dick Lugar 20%
Dan Lungren 10%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 10%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 10%
Thaddeus McCotter 10%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 20%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%

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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