Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2016 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 10%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 90%
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 - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
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 - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 80%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 0%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal 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%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 78%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 38%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 11%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter 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 - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 10 Jody Hice Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 12 Rick Allen Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 0%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 10%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 0%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 60%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 0%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 90%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 90%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 90%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao R 0%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 100%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 100%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 80%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 0%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 100%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 78%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 90%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 38%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 11%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 0%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 10 Jody Hice R 0%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk R 0%
GA U.S. House - 12 Rick Allen R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 100%
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