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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2009 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 98%
Todd Akin 3%
Rodney Alexander 18%
Jason Altmire 90%
Rob Andrews 95%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Steve Austria 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 99%
Brian Baird 87%
John Barley 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 2%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Max Baucus 74%
Evan Bayh 88%
Melissa Bean 76%
Bob Bennett 5%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 99%
Marion Berry 89%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Jeff Bingaman 98%
John Boccieri 90%
Kit Bond 6%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 12%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
Dan Boren 72%
Leonard Boswell 89%
Rick Boucher 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 81%
Bobby Bright 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
Ginny Brown-Waite 22%
Jim Bunning 4%
Roland Burris 90%
Dan Burton 12%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 96%
Eric Cantor 2%
Joseph Cao 40%
Dennis Cardoza 94%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 93%
Mike Castle 24%
Ben Chandler III 95%
Travis Childers 88%
Kent Conrad 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
Artur Davis 99%
Geoff Davis 10%
Lincoln Davis 85%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Norm Dicks 99%
Chris Dodd 95%
Byron Dorgan 95%
David Dreier 8%
Steve Driehaus 90%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 17%
Brad Ellsworth 87%
Bill Emerson 30%
John Ensign 8%
Bob Etheridge 94%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 98%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 10%
Gabrielle Giffords 97%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
Bart Gordon 86%
Judd Gregg 6%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 60%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 95%
Baron Hill 80%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 97%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Kay Hutchison 11%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 6%
Daniel Inouye 98%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 24%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ted Kaufman 90%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 99%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 86%
Larry Kissell 90%
Ron Klein 97%
Herb Kohl 98%
Suzanne Kosmas 60%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 60%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Jon Kyl 1%
Steve LaTourette 26%
Frank Lautenberg 94%
Chris Lee 22%
George LeMieux 14%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Joe Lieberman 93%
Blanche Lincoln 88%
John Linder 4%
Dick Lugar 12%
Dan Lungren 14%
Connie Mack IV 15%
Don Manzullo 13%
Betsy Markey 70%
Jim Marshall 71%
Eric Massa 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
Michael McMahon 80%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 96%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 87%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 40%
Harry Mitchell 87%
Alan Mollohan 98%
Dennis Moore 91%
Patrick Murphy 90%
Scott Murphy 83%
Jack Murtha 98%
Sue Myrick 8%
Ben Nelson 64%
Glenn Nye III 60%
Jim Oberstar 99%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 98%
Ron Paul 29%
Donald Payne 99%
Tom Perriello 90%
Todd Platts 23%
Earl Pomeroy 92%
David Pryor 97%
George Radanovich 6%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Silvestre Reyes 99%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Ross 90%
Steve Rothman 98%
Mark Schauer 90%
Jean Schmidt 17%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 97%
John Shadegg 6%
Heath Shuler 79%
Ike Skelton 90%
Olympia Snowe 52%
Vic Snyder 94%
Mark Souder 10%
Zack Space 97%
Arlen Specter 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 98%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 9%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 82%
Gene Taylor 77%
Harry Teague 80%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Ed Towns 96%
George Voinovich 17%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 60%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 99%
Jim Webb, Jr. 87%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
David Wu 97%
Bill Young 17%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 93%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 99%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 96%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 99%

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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