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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Sandy Adams 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 100%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 14%
Spencer Bachus 0%
John Barrow 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 90%
Mark Begich 100%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 10%
Scott Brown 30%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Francisco Canseco 10%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 80%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 10%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 90%
Chip Cravaack 0%
Mark Critz 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
James DeMint 20%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
David Dreier 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Michael Grimm 0%
Kay Hagan 90%
Ralph Hall 0%
Colleen Hanabusa 100%
Tom Harkin 90%
Doc Hastings 0%
Nan Hayworth 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Thomas Holden 90%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 0%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 90%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 90%
Jeff Landry 0%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 78%
Dick Lugar 10%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Matheson 60%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 0%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 90%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 80%
Alan Nunnelee 0%
John Olver 100%
Bill Owens 90%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 25%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Petri 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Mark Pryor 80%
Ben Quayle 0%
Nick Rahall II 100%
Denny Rehberg 10%
Silvestre Reyes 99%
Laura Richardson 100%
David Rivera 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 70%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jon Runyan 0%
Bobby Schilling 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 0%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Heath Shuler 70%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Steve Southerland 0%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
Lee Terry 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Bob Turner 0%
Mark Udall 90%
Joe Walsh 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 89%
Allen West 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
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 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline 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%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel 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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