Rating Group: Campaign for Working Families

2007-2008 Positions on Conservative Issues

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

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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