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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Jason Altmire 90%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Steve Austria 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 10%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Brian Baird 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 78%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 70%
Melissa Bean 80%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boccieri 90%
Kit Bond 10%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Dan Boren 70%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 89%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
Bruce Braley 100%
Bobby Bright 50%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 13%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 90%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 86%
Dave Camp 10%
John Campbell III 11%
Eric Cantor 10%
Joseph Cao 40%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 90%
Mike Castle 20%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Travis Childers 80%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 10%
Kent Conrad 70%
Jerry Costello 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
Artur Davis 90%
Geoff Davis 10%
Lincoln Davis 90%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 90%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 10%
Steve Driehaus 90%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
Bill Emerson 20%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Russ Feingold 90%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 10%
Jim Gerlach 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Phil Gingrey 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 90%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 60%
Kay Hagan 90%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 10%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 11%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80%
Baron Hill 80%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 90%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 10%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 10%
Tim Johnson 20%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ted Kaufman 90%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 10%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 86%
Larry Kissell 90%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 90%
Suzanne Kosmas 60%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 60%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 80%
Tom Latham 20%
Steve LaTourette 30%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Chris Lee 22%
George LeMieux 14%
Carl Levin 90%
Jerry Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
John Linder 10%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 10%
Connie Mack IV 20%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 10%
Betsy Markey 70%
Jim Marshall 70%
Eric Massa 90%
Jim Matheson 70%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 10%
Michael McMahon 80%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83%
Mike Michaud 90%
Gary Miller 14%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 40%
Harry Mitchell 80%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Scott Murphy 83%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 10%
Ben Nelson 70%
Glenn Nye III 60%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Bill Owens 75%
Ed Pastor 90%
Ron Paul 22%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 90%
Tom Petri 20%
Todd Platts 20%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
David Pryor 100%
George Radanovich 10%
Nick Rahall II 100%
Denny Rehberg 10%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 90%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Rogers 11%
Mike Ross 90%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 100%
Mark Schauer 90%
Jean Schmidt 10%

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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