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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%
Michael Arcuri 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
John Barley 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
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%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 99%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 99%
Howard Berman 99%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 99%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 99%
Artur Davis 99%
Norm Dicks 99%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 99%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 99%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 99%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 99%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 99%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 99%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 99%
Jim Oberstar 99%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 99%
Donald Payne 99%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 99%
Silvestre Reyes 99%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 99%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 99%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 99%
Mel Watt 99%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 98%
Jeff Bingaman 98%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 98%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 98%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 98%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 98%
Bob Filner 98%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 98%
Daniel Inouye 98%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 98%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 98%
Herb Kohl 98%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 98%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 98%
Alan Mollohan 98%
Jack Murtha 98%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 98%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 98%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 98%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 98%
Steve Rothman 98%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 98%
Pete Stark 98%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 98%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 97%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 97%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 97%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 97%
Gabrielle Giffords 97%
Thomas Holden 97%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 97%
Ron Klein 97%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 97%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 97%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 97%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 97%
David Pryor 97%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 97%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 97%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 97%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 97%
Zack Space 97%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 97%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 97%
David Wu 97%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 96%
Robert Byrd 96%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 96%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 96%

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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