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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 40%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 90%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 90%
Bob Bennett 30%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 38%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 90%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
Nancy Boyda 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 30%
Steve Buyer 30%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 11%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
Mike Castle 60%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 70%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 30%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 17%
Artur Davis 100%
David Davis 30%
Geoff Davis 40%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 70%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 63%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 60%
John Ensign 10%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 56%
Tom Feeney 44%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Gabrielle Giffords 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 20%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Robert Hayes 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Baron Hill 90%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Kenny Hulshof 43%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 20%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
Tim Johnson 44%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Ron Klein 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 70%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 10%
Ray LaHood 63%
Nicholas Lampson 80%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 30%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 40%
Dan Lungren 40%
Connie Mack IV 44%
Tim Mahoney 100%
Don Manzullo 40%
Jim Marshall 90%
Melquiades Martinez 60%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 20%
John McHugh 60%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 90%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 90%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 56%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 63%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 70%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 80%
Deborah Pryce 44%
George Radanovich 40%
James Ramstad 70%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Richard Renzi 38%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 57%
Jean Schmidt 50%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 10%
Christopher Shays 80%
Heath Shuler 89%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 44%
Zack Space 100%
Arlen Specter 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 40%
Ted Stevens 50%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 40%
John Sununu 22%

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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