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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 10%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 30%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 60%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 29%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 11%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 67%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 56%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 30%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 40%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 89%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 20%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 20%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 40%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 90%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 40%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 50%
Brian Baird 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 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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