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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Veterans

2013 Positions (House only)

Issues: Veterans
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gloria Negrete McLeod 81%
Randy Neugebauer 90%
Rich Nugent 94%
Alan Nunnelee 92%
Bill Owens 79%
Ed Pastor 41%
Tom Petri 90%
Joe Pitts 90%
Mike Pompeo 90%
Tom Price 90%
Trey Radel 81%
Nick Rahall II 79%
Charlie Rangel 45%
Reid Ribble 90%
Scott Rigell 92%
Mike Rogers 90%
Jon Runyan 81%
Matt Salmon 60%
Loretta Sanchez 77%
Aaron Schock 90%
Allyson Schwartz 70%
Louise Slaughter 45%
Steve Southerland 94%
Steve Stockman 58%
Marlin Stutzman 81%
Lee Terry 92%
Pat Tiberi 90%
John Tierney 47%
Mel Watt 45%
Henry Waxman 56%
Lynn Westmoreland 92%
Ed Whitfield 92%
Frank Wolf 92%
Bill Young 92%

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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