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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Retired Enlisted Association

2006 Retired Military Benefits Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 14%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 29%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 18%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 18%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 29%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 18%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 57%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 21%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 64%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 41%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 59%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 24%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 21%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 35%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 57%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 24%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 6%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 12%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 35%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 29%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 6%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 12%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 53%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 71%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 47%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 29%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 36%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 29%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 14%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 36%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 21%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 43%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 36%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 43%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 43%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 7%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 14%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 7%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 7%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 54%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 57%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 64%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 14%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 43%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 7%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 57%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 43%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 7%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 29%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 36%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 29%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 21%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 57%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 21%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 7%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 21%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 18%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 65%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 36%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 64%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 14%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 53%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 6%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 21%
Neil Abercrombie 64%
Gary Ackerman 29%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 12%
George Allen 29%

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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