Rating Group: American Shareholders Association

2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Dave Camp 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
Chris Chocola 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Mark Foley 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Mark Kennedy 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
Gary Miller 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
Mike Rogers 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100%
John Warner 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
Norm Coleman 95%
John Peterson 95%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 90%
George Allen 90%
Spencer Bachus 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
Bob Bennett 90%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 90%
Henry Bonilla 90%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 90%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
Chris Cannon 90%
Mike Castle 90%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 90%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 90%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 90%
Larry Craig 90%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 90%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
Thomas Davis III 90%
James DeMint 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 90%
John Ensign 90%
Terry Everett 90%
Michael Ferguson 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 90%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 90%
Jim Gerlach 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 90%
Paul Gillmor 90%
Phil Gingrey 90%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 90%
Mark Green 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
Charles Hagel 90%
Ralph Hall 90%
Doc Hastings 90%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 90%
David Lee Hobson 90%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Kay Hutchison 90%
William Lewis Jenkins 90%
Jack Kingston 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 90%
Tom Latham 90%
Steve LaTourette 90%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Ron Lewis 90%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 90%
John McHugh 90%
Buck McKeon 90%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 90%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 90%
Sue Myrick 90%
Robert William Ney 90%
Anne Northup 90%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 90%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 90%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 90%
Tom Petri 90%
Todd Platts 90%
Jon Porter, Sr. 90%
Ralph Regula 90%
Denny Rehberg 90%
Richard Renzi 90%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 90%
Rick Santorum 90%
Jim Saxton 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 90%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 90%
Christopher Shays 90%
Donald Sherwood 90%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 90%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 90%
Gordon Smith 90%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90%
Mark Souder 90%
Cliff Stearns 90%
John Sweeney 90%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 90%
David Weldon 90%
Gerald Weller 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 90%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90%
Frank Wolf 90%
Bill Young 90%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 80%
Charlie Bass 80%
Dan Burton 80%
John Doolittle 80%
Philip English 80%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Duncan Hunter 80%
Henry Hyde 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 80%
Tim Johnson 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 80%
James Kolbe 80%
Ray LaHood 80%
James McCrery III 80%
Richard Pombo 80%
Thomas Reynolds 80%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 80%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Lee Terry 80%
James Walsh 80%
Zach Wamp 80%
Heather Wilson 80%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Linc Chafee 70%
Howard Coble 70%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 70%
Robert Hayes 70%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 70%
James Leach 70%
Thomas William Osborne 70%
Ron Paul 70%
Arlen Specter 70%
Charles Taylor 70%
George Voinovich 70%
Bart Gordon 60%
Jim Matheson 60%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Ben Nelson 50%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
Gary Ackerman 40%
Thomas Allen 40%
Brian Baird 40%
Evan Bayh 40%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 40%
Shelley Berkley 40%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 40%
Leonard Boswell 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 40%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 40%
Jon Corzine 40%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 40%
Artur Davis 40%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 40%
Norm Dicks 40%
Chet Edwards 40%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 40%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
Jane Harman 40%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 40%
Thomas Holden 40%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 40%
Darlene Hooley 40%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 40%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 40%
William Jefferson 40%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 40%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 40%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 40%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 40%
Carolyn McCarthy 40%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 40%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 40%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 40%
Dennis Moore 40%
Jim Moran, Jr. 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 40%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 40%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Mike Ross 40%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 40%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 40%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 40%
Ike Skelton 40%
Vic Snyder 40%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 40%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 40%
Mark Udall 40%
Diane Watson 40%
Robert Wexler 40%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 40%
Albert Wynn 40%
Max Baucus 30%
Howard Berman 30%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 30%
Tim Bishop 30%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 30%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 30%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 30%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
Edward Case 30%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 30%
James Davis 30%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 30%
John Dingell 30%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 30%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 30%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 30%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 30%
Rush Holt, Jr. 30%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 30%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 30%
James Merrill Jeffords 30%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 30%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 30%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 30%
Robert Matsui 30%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 30%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 30%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 30%
Mike McIntyre 30%
Martin Meehan 30%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 30%
Brad Miller 30%
Jack Murtha 30%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 30%
Mark Pryor 30%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 30%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 30%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 30%
Ed Towns 30%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 30%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 30%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 30%
Mel Watt 30%
Anthony Weiner 30%
David Wu 30%
Neil Abercrombie 20%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
Rick Boucher 20%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 20%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 20%
Bill Delahunt 20%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 20%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 20%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 20%
Bob Filner 20%
Barney Frank 20%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Tom Lantos 20%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 20%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 20%
Jim Marshall 20%
Mike Michaud 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 20%
George Miller 20%
Alan Mollohan 20%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 20%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 20%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 20%
Major Owens 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 20%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 20%
Nick Rahall II 20%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 20%
Steve Rothman 20%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 20%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 20%
Hilda Solis 20%
Bart Stupak 20%
Gene Taylor 20%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 20%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
Rodney Alexander 10%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
Marion Berry 10%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 10%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 10%
Robert Byrd 10%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 10%
Hillary Clinton 10%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 10%
Jerry Costello 10%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 10%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
Lane Evans 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 10%
Tom Harkin 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 10%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Dale Kildee 10%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 10%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 10%
Carl Levin 10%
Joe Lieberman 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 10%
Michael McNulty 10%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
Jim Oberstar 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
Ed Pastor 10%
Donald Payne 10%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
Jay Rockefeller IV 10%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 10%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 10%
Ted Strickland 10%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
John Tierney 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
Henry Waxman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
Timothy Johnson 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Herb Kohl 0%

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