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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Who Supports the Troops?


Democrats! (Well, most of them in Michigan.)

At the website of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) there are “Congressional Ratings” of our Senators and Representatives. They are rated on the “real issues, like body armor, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment, and veterans’ benefits. According to their ratings flier:

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Action Fund is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to holding politicians accountable for their actions regarding the troops and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. IAVA Action Fund is the sister organization of IAVA, the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the current wars.”

A big thank you to Bob Geiger via our friends at Daily Kos –Daily Kos has the complete breakdown of our Senators’ ratings listed by grades. Please check out how well the Democrats have done in contrast to the Republican Senators. You may check out the full ratings here.

Here are the results for Michigan Senators and Representatives.


Rep. Dale E. Kildee (D-MI-5) A-

Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-MI-12) A-

Senator Debbie A. Stabenow (D) A-

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI-1) A-


Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI-15) B+

Senator Carl Levin (D) B+


Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI-13) B


Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI-11) C+

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI-6) C+


Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI-4) C

Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI-3) C

Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI-2) C

Rep. Joseph Knollenberg (R-MI-9) C

Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI-10) C

Rep. Michael J. Rogers (R-MI-8) C


Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI-14) C-


Rep. Joe Schwarz (R-MI-7) D


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