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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
John Adler 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 10%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Jason Altmire 90%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Steve Austria 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 10%
Brian Baird 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 78%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 70%
Melissa Bean 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 10%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 20%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
John Boccieri 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 10%
Kit Bond 10%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 10%
Dan Boren 70%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 89%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
Bobby Bright 50%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Roland Burris 90%
Dan Burton 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 86%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 11%
Eric Cantor 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
Joseph Cao 40%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 20%
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 90%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 13%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 10%
Mike Castle 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Travis Childers 80%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 70%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 90%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 10%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
Artur Davis 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 10%
Lincoln Davis 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 10%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 20%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 90%
Byron Dorgan 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 10%
Steve Driehaus 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
Bill Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
Elton Gallegly 10%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 10%
Bart Gordon 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 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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