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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 11%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
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 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
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 10%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
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 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 89%
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%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 20%
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 20%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
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 10%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley 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 10%
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 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 10%
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 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 20%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
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 70%
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 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 80%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
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 10%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 10%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
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%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 20%
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 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 11%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 10%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 90%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 10%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 30%
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 13%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly 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 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 10%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%

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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