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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2014 Positions (Lifetime)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 16%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 3%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 8%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 5%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 13%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 8%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 8%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 19%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 3%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 2%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 3%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 98%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 99%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 92%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 99%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 98%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 3%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 1%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 96%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 99%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 99%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 83%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 93%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 26%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 15%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 99%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 3%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 97%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 4%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 4%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 3%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 5%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 96%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 3%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 65%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 95%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 96%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 3%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 3%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 6%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 8%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 3%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 7%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 13%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 8%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 9%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 5%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 6%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 99%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 98%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 99%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 25%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 98%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 39%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 95%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 98%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 99%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 8%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 Debbie Dingell Democratic 98%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 99%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 98%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 5%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 99%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 64%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 85%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 85%

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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