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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2013 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rob Andrews 97%
Michele Bachmann 11%
Spencer Bachus 9%
Ron Barber 79%
John Barrow 72%
Max Baucus 78%
Mark Begich 94%
Kerry Bentivolio 0%
Tim Bishop 99%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Bruce Braley 99%
Paul Broun 7%
Dave Camp 6%
John Campbell III 1%
Eric Cantor 2%
Saxby Chambliss 6%
Howard Coble 12%
Thomas Coburn 8%
John Dingell 98%
Bill Enyart 80%
Pete Gallego 80%
Joe Garcia 80%
Jim Gerlach 28%
Phil Gingrey 7%
Michael Grimm 19%
Kay Hagan 86%
Ralph Hall 13%
Colleen Hanabusa 100%
Tom Harkin 98%
Doc Hastings 6%
Rush Holt, Jr. 96%
Steven Horsford 100%
Mike Johanns 6%
Timothy Johnson 96%
Jack Kingston 6%
Mary Landrieu 85%
Tom Latham 12%
Carl Levin 98%
Dan Maffei 87%
Jim Matheson 63%
Carolyn McCarthy 95%
Mike McIntyre 72%
Buck McKeon 7%
Mike Michaud 95%
Gary Miller 7%
George Miller 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 94%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Alan Nunnelee 3%
Bill Owens 80%
Ed Pastor 99%
Tom Petri 11%
Mark Pryor 92%
Trey Radel 0%
Nick Rahall II 94%
Jay Rockefeller IV 97%
Mike Rogers 7%
Jon Runyan 13%
Brad Schneider 80%
Aaron Schock 7%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 100%
Steve Southerland 0%
Steve Stockman 0%
Lee Terry 11%
John Tierney 100%
Mark Udall 86%
Mel Watt 99%
Henry Waxman 98%
Frank Wolf 20%
Bill Young 13%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 99%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 98%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 99%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 60%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 98%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 99%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 82%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro 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 97%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 98%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 98%
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 82%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 98%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 84%
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 98%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 98%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 97%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 98%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 92%
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 Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 99%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 94%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 98%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 91%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 82%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 70%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 98%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 99%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 99%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 71%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 98%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore 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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