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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2011 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 97%
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 23 Tom Reed II Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 97%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 96%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 93%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 9%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 93%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 98%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 99%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly, Jr. Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 3%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 99%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 98%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 8%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 98%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 13%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 16%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 3%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 7%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 84%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 3%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 2%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 98%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 98%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 4%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 20%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 4%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 99%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 9%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 97%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 98%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 96%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 96%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 96%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 14%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 96%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 6%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 6%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 20%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 3%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 7%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Sandy Adams 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 97%
Todd Akin 3%
Rodney Alexander 15%
Jason Altmire 83%
Rob Andrews 96%
Steve Austria 7%
Kelly Ayotte 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 99%
Michele Bachmann 15%
Spencer Bachus 9%
John Barrow 78%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 9%
Max Baucus 78%
Mark Begich 97%
Dan Benishek 0%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 96%
Howard Berman 99%
Judy Biggert 11%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Jeff Bingaman 97%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 1%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 12%
Mary Bono Mack 13%
Dan Boren 66%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 9%
Barbara Boxer 98%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 5%
Corrine Brown 100%
Scott Brown 21%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
Dan Burton 9%
Dave Camp 7%
John Campbell III 93%
Quico Canseco 10%
Eric Cantor 2%
Lois Capps 98%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 7%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Dan Coats 10%
Howard Coble 14%
Thomas Coburn 9%
Thad Cochran 9%
Kent Conrad 93%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
Jerry Costello 92%
Chip Cravaack 0%
Ander Crenshaw 6%
Mark Critz 100%
Geoff Davis 9%
James DeMint 11%
Charlie Dent 26%
Norm Dicks 99%
John Dingell 97%
Bob Dold 0%
David Dreier 8%
Donna Edwards 100%
Renee Ellmers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 26%
Blake Farenthold 0%
Sam Farr 94%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Bob Filner 98%
Stephen Fincher 0%
Mike Fitzpatrick 13%
John Fleming, Jr. 4%
Randy Forbes 11%
Barney Frank 100%
Al Franken 96%
Trent Franks 3%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Scott Garrett 6%

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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