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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Retired Enlisted Association

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Major Owens 17%
Michael Oxley 17%
Ed Pastor 33%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 17%
Tom Petri 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Joe Pitts 33%
Todd Platts 33%
Richard Pombo 33%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
Deborah Pryce 33%
Mark Pryor 0%
Adam Putnam 33%
George Radanovich 33%
Nick Rahall II 33%
James Ramstad 33%
Charlie Rangel 17%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Harry Reid 0%
Richard Renzi 33%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 33%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 33%
Jim Ryun 33%
Martin Olav Sabo 33%
Loretta Sanchez 33%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 33%
John Shadegg 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 33%
Donald Sherwood 33%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 33%
Ike Skelton 33%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 33%
Mark Souder 33%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 33%
Bart Stupak 17%
John Sullivan 33%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 33%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 33%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 33%
Charles Taylor 33%
Gene Taylor 33%
Lee Terry 33%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 33%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
John Tierney 33%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 17%
Mark Udall 33%
David Vitter 33%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 17%
Mel Watt 17%
Henry Waxman 33%
Anthony Weiner 17%
David Weldon 33%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 33%
Robert Wexler 33%
Ed Whitfield 33%
Heather Wilson 33%
Frank Wolf 33%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 17%
Albert Wynn 33%
Bill Young 33%

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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