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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2008 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 92%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 99%
Todd Akin 4%
Rodney Alexander 19%
Wayne Allard 8%
Thomas Allen 99%
Jason Altmire 90%
Rob Andrews 95%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 99%
Michele Bachmann 20%
Spencer Bachus 9%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 12%
Brian Baird 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 2%
John Barrow 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Max Baucus 73%
Evan Bayh 90%
Melissa Bean 75%
Bob Bennett 5%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 99%
Marion Berry 87%
Joe Biden, Jr. 96%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 19%
Jeff Bingaman 99%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 13%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
Dan Boren 73%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 92%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 10%
Barbara Boxer 99%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Nancy Boyda 100%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 8%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
Ginny Brown-Waite 22%
Jim Bunning 4%
Dan Burton 12%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 97%
Dave Camp 8%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 1%
Lois Capps 97%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 95%
Mike Castle 24%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Ben Chandler III 96%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 16%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Norm Coleman 22%
Kent Conrad 95%
Jerry Costello 91%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 69%
Ander Crenshaw 5%
Barbara Cubin 2%
Artur Davis 100%
David Davis 15%
Geoff Davis 10%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 84%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 12%
Norm Dicks 99%
John Dingell 96%
Chris Dodd 96%
Elizabeth Dole 9%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 11%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 96%
Thelma Drake 25%
David Dreier 8%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 91%
Vern Ehlers 17%
Brad Ellsworth 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 31%
Philip English 18%
John Ensign 9%
Bob Etheridge 93%
Terry Everett 12%
Sam Farr 95%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Tom Feeney 11%
Russ Feingold 96%
Michael Ferguson 19%
Bob Filner 97%
Randy Forbes 13%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 10%
Scott Garrett 9%
Jim Gerlach 38%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Phil Gingrey 9%
Charlie Gonzalez 97%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 18%
Bart Gordon 86%
Judd Gregg 6%
Charles Hagel 9%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 19%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 91%
Doc Hastings 8%
Robert Hayes 12%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 98%
Baron Hill 80%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 91%
David Lee Hobson 12%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 97%
Rush Holt, Jr. 92%
Mike Honda 96%
Darlene Hooley 91%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 5%
Daniel Inouye 99%
Steve Israel 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 92%
Tim Johnson 25%
Timothy Johnson 95%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Richard Keller 11%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 96%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 97%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 6%
Mark Kirk 19%
Ron Klein 95%
John Kline 12%
Joseph Knollenberg 8%
Herb Kohl 99%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
John Kuhl, Jr. 23%
Jon Kyl 1%
Ray LaHood 25%
Nicholas Lampson 89%
Mary Landrieu 85%
Tom Latham 12%
Steve LaTourette 26%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Ron Lewis 6%
Joe Lieberman 99%
Blanche Lincoln 87%
John Linder 3%
Dick Lugar 13%
Dan Lungren 15%
Connie Mack IV 13%
Tim Mahoney 95%
Don Manzullo 13%
Jim Marshall 71%
Melquiades Martinez 23%
Jim Matheson 65%
Carolyn McCarthy 92%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
James McCrery III 4%
Jim McDermott 99%
John McHugh 29%
Mike McIntyre 82%
Buck McKeon 9%
Michael McNulty 99%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 88%
John Mica 4%
Mike Michaud 97%
Barbara Mikulski 97%
Candice Miller 28%
Gary Miller 8%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 13%

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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