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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 10%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 80%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 90%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 20%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Dan Boren 70%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 90%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 88%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 10%
Lincoln Chafee 30%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 70%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Sam Farr 90%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Tom Feeney 10%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 90%
Mike Fitzpatrick 20%
Mark Foley 0%
Randy Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 40%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
Bart Gordon 70%
Mark Green 20%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 90%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 89%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Darlene Hooley 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 11%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 14%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 90%
William Lewis Jenkins 10%
Bobby Jindal 0%
Nancy Johnson 20%
Tim Johnson 40%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Richard Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 10%
John Kline 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 10%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 10%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 50%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%

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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