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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2009 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 98%
Todd Akin 3%
Rodney Alexander 18%
Jason Altmire 90%
Rob Andrews 95%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Steve Austria 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 99%
Michele Bachmann 17%
Spencer Bachus 9%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 11%
Brian Baird 87%
John Barley 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 2%
John Barrow 77%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Max Baucus 74%
Evan Bayh 88%
Melissa Bean 76%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 5%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 99%
Marion Berry 89%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Jeff Bingaman 98%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 1%
Kit Bond 6%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 12%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
Dan Boren 72%
Leonard Boswell 89%
Rick Boucher 92%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 10%
Barbara Boxer 99%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 81%
Bobby Bright 50%
Paul Broun 5%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
Ginny Brown-Waite 22%
Jim Bunning 4%
Roland Burris 90%
Dan Burton 12%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 96%
Dave Camp 8%
John Campbell III 3%
Eric Cantor 2%
Joseph Cao 40%
Lois Capps 98%
Dennis Cardoza 94%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 93%
Mike Castle 24%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 9%
Ben Chandler III 95%
Travis Childers 88%
Howard Coble 17%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Kent Conrad 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Ander Crenshaw 6%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
Artur Davis 99%
Geoff Davis 10%
Lincoln Davis 85%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Norm Dicks 99%
John Dingell 97%
Chris Dodd 95%
Byron Dorgan 95%
David Dreier 8%
Steve Driehaus 90%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 17%
Brad Ellsworth 87%
Bill Emerson 30%
John Ensign 8%
Bob Etheridge 94%
Sam Farr 95%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 98%
John Fleming, Jr. 5%
Randy Forbes 12%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 10%
Scott Garrett 7%
Jim Gerlach 35%
Gabrielle Giffords 97%
Phil Gingrey 9%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
Bart Gordon 86%
Alan Grayson 100%
Judd Gregg 6%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 60%
Kay Hagan 90%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 18%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 92%
Doc Hastings 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 95%
Baron Hill 80%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 92%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 97%
Rush Holt, Jr. 94%
Mike Honda 97%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 6%
Daniel Inouye 98%
Steve Israel 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 10%
Timothy Johnson 96%
Tim Johnson 24%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ted Kaufman 90%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 96%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 99%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 7%
Mark Kirk 20%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 86%
Ann Kirkpatrick 90%
Larry Kissell 90%
Ron Klein 97%
John Kline 12%
Herb Kohl 98%
Suzanne Kosmas 60%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 60%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Jon Kyl 1%
Mary Landrieu 84%
Tom Latham 13%
Steve LaTourette 26%
Frank Lautenberg 94%
Chris Lee 22%
George LeMieux 14%
Carl Levin 99%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Joe Lieberman 93%
Blanche Lincoln 88%
John Linder 4%
Dick Lugar 12%
Cynthia Lummis 10%
Dan Lungren 14%
Connie Mack IV 15%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 13%
Betsy Markey 70%
Jim Marshall 71%
Eric Massa 90%
Jim Matheson 66%
Carolyn McCarthy 93%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
Jim McDermott 98%
Mike McIntyre 82%
Buck McKeon 9%
Michael McMahon 80%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 96%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 87%
John Mica 5%
Mike Michaud 96%
Barbara Mikulski 97%
Candice Miller 26%
Gary Miller 9%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 13%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 40%
Harry Mitchell 87%
Alan Mollohan 98%
Dennis Moore 91%
Jim Moran, Jr. 93%
Patrick Murphy 90%
Scott Murphy 83%
Jack Murtha 98%
Sue Myrick 8%
Ben Nelson 64%
Randy Neugebauer 8%

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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