Rating Group: Campaign for Working Families

2007-2008 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 81
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 87
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 25
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 78
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 94
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 3
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 5
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 5
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 5
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 94
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 5
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 6
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 94
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 6
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 94
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 76
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 100
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 5
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 6
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 11
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 11
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 5
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 5
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 7
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 100
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 100
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 76
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 70
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 6
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 100
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 50
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 11
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 7
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 20
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 5
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 41
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 52
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 100
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 0
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 70
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 5
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 90
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 92
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 11
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 44
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 11
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 7
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 7
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 11
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 12
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 10
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 76
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 6
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 94
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 11
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 5
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 100
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 25
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 77
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 5
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 32
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 88
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 88
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 70
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 100
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 5
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 81
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 88
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 52
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 5
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 6
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 7
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 94
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 3
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 23
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 5
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 94
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 6
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 6
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 5
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 17
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 94
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 6
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 7
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 64
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 11
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 10
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 76
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 5
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 11
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 58
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 94
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 82
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 33
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 96
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 100
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 93
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 11
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 11
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 94
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 82
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 6
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 23
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 5
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 96
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 35
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 100
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 5
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 3
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 3
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 58
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 11
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 94
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 11
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 94
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 17
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 88
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 41
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100
Gary Ackerman 0
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0
Todd Akin 100
Rodney Alexander 100
Jason Altmire 41
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 11
Joe Baca, Sr. 0
Brian Baird 12
J. Gresham Barrett 100
Roscoe Bartlett 100
Max Baucus 35
Evan Bayh 39
Melissa Bean 11
Bob Bennett 81
Shelley Berkley 5
Howard Berman 0
Marion Berry 23
Judy Biggert 58
Brian Bilbray 82
Jeff Bingaman 3
Kit Bond 92
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100
Mary Bono Mack 56
Dan Boren 75
Leonard Boswell 23
Rick Boucher 11
Allen Boyd, Jr. 6
Henry Brown, Jr. 100
Ginny Brown-Waite 81
Jim Bunning 100
Dan Burton 100
Steve Buyer 100
Robert Byrd 20
Eric Cantor 100
Dennis Cardoza 5
Russ Carnahan 11
Christopher Carney 41
Mike Castle 35
Ben Chandler III 11
Travis Childers 100
Kent Conrad 25
Jerry Costello 47
Artur Davis 17
Geoff Davis 100
Lincoln Davis 68
Bill Delahunt 0
James DeMint 100
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76
Norm Dicks 5
Chris Dodd 0
Byron Dorgan 35
David Dreier 88
Chet Edwards 18
Vern Ehlers 94
Brad Ellsworth 76
Jo Ann Emerson 94
John Ensign 96
Bob Etheridge 17
Russ Feingold 3
Bob Filner 0
Barney Frank 0
Elton Gallegly 100
Gabrielle Giffords 12
Charlie Gonzalez 0
Bart Gordon 35
Judd Gregg 82
John Hall 5
Phil Hare 5
Jane Harman 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 94
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 23
Baron Hill 29
Maurice Hinchey 0
Paul Hodes 5
Pete Hoekstra 100
Thomas Holden 31
Kay Hutchison 92
Bob Inglis, Sr. 94
Daniel Inouye 0
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0
Tim Johnson 94
Steve Kagen 11
Paul Kanjorski 21
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0
Patrick Kennedy 0
Dale Kildee 23
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0
Ron Klein 11
Herb Kohl 3
Dennis Kucinich 11
Jon Kyl 85
Steve LaTourette 70
Frank Lautenberg 0
Jerry Lewis 75
Joe Lieberman 17
Blanche Lincoln 17
John Linder 100
Dick Lugar 64
Dan Lungren 100
Connie Mack IV 88
Don Manzullo 100
Jim Marshall 87
Melquiades Martinez 82
Thaddeus McCotter 88
John McHugh 88
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 58
Brad Miller 0
Harry Mitchell 23
Alan Mollohan 29
Dennis Moore 5
Patrick Murphy 23
Jack Murtha 17
Sue Myrick 100
Ben Nelson 44
Jim Oberstar 25
Dave Obey 17
John Olver 0
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 15
Ron Paul 81
Donald Payne 0
Todd Platts 82
Earl Pomeroy 23
George Radanovich 100
Denny Rehberg 100
Silvestre Reyes 5
Laura Richardson 0
Ciro Rodriguez 5
Mike Ross 41
Steve Rothman 0
Jean Schmidt 100
Joe Sestak, Jr. 17
John Shadegg 100
Heath Shuler 76
Ike Skelton 47
Olympia Snowe 57
Vic Snyder 5
Hilda Solis 5
Mark Souder 100
Zack Space 23
Arlen Specter 53
John Spratt, Jr. 20
Pete Stark 0
Cliff Stearns 100
Bart Stupak 31
John Sullivan 100
Betty Sutton 0
John Tanner 37
Ellen Tauscher 0
Gene Taylor 88
Todd Tiahrt 100
Ed Towns 6
George Voinovich 50
Zach Wamp 100
Diane Watson 5
Mel Watt 0
Jim Webb, Jr. 10
Anthony Weiner 12
Robert Wexler 0
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 35
Lynn Woolsey 5
David Wu 6
Bill Young 94

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.

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