Rating Group: Peace Action

1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 8%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 13%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 8%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 75%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 63%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 75%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 75%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 63%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 63%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 75%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 75%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 63%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 42%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 75%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 38%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 13%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 38%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 63%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 63%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 25%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 88%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 75%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 67%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 38%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 17%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 13%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 25%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 42%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 75%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 75%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 75%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 75%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 42%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 63%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 8%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 75%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 63%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 8%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 13%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 42%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 63%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 25%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 25%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 38%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 38%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 63%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 63%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 38%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 63%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 42%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 63%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 75%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 88%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 63%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 63%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 63%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 63%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 63%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 63%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 13%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 13%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 38%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 63%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 13%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OH Governor John Kasich R 13%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 88%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 58%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 57%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 75%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 63%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 42%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 13%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 38%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 13%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 13%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 63%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 75%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 13%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 88%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 75%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 88%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 88%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 63%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 50%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 88%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 17%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 63%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 33%
Wayne Allard 8%
Thomas Allen 75%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 13%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 63%
Robert Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 38%
Herbert Bateman 13%
Max Baucus 58%
Bob Bennett 8%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 63%
Douglas Bereuter 38%
Howard Berman 63%
Marion Berry 50%
Brian Bilbray 38%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 42%
Rod Blagojevich 63%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 75%
Mary Bono Mack 13%
Robert Borski, Jr. 63%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 33%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
Richard Bryan 58%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 8%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 13%
Ben Campbell 8%
Thomas Campbell 63%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 75%
Mike Castle 38%
John Chafee 25%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Eva Clayton 75%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 50%
Robert Clement 63%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 38%
Kent Conrad 75%
Merrill Cook 13%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 75%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 63%
Larry Craig 17%
Robert Cramer 38%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 38%
Thomas Daschle 50%
James Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 88%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 63%
Julian Dixon 63%
Chris Dodd 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Calvin Dooley 63%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 13%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 38%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 13%
Russ Feingold 67%
Bob Filner 88%
Mark Foley 25%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 63%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 13%
Tillie Fowler 13%
Barney Frank 88%
Robert Franks 63%
William Frist 8%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 25%
John Ganske 38%
Sam Gejdenson 50%
George Gekas 25%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 63%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 38%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 63%
Slade Gorton 8%
Porter Goss 13%
Daniel Graham 42%
William Phillip Gramm 8%
Rodney Grams 25%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 8%
Gilbert Gutknecht 38%
Tony Hall 63%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 13%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 38%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 75%
Maurice Hinchey 75%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 25%
Darlene Hooley 88%
Stephen Horn 38%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 38%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 17%
Kay Hutchison 17%
Henry Hyde 13%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
William Jefferson 63%
James Merrill Jeffords 58%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 38%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 63%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 67%
Patrick Kennedy 63%
Bob Kerrey 50%
Dale Kildee 63%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Ronald Klink 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 58%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 25%
Nicholas Lampson 63%
Tom Lantos 63%
Stephen Largent 13%
Steve LaTourette 63%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 63%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 25%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 75%
Robert Livingston 13%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 17%
William Luther 88%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 75%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 38%
Frank Mascara 63%
Robert Matsui 63%
Karen McCarthy 75%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 38%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 75%
Carrie Meek 50%
Jack Metcalf 38%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Dan Miller 25%
David Minge 88%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 63%
John Moakley 63%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Constance Morella 75%
Patrick Moynihan 67%
Frank Murkowski 8%
Jack Murtha 25%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 13%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 25%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 25%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 75%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Major Owens 88%
Michael Oxley 13%
Ronald Packard 13%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 88%
Edward Pease 0%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 38%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
John Edward Porter 63%
Deborah Pryce 25%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 63%
Ralph Regula 50%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 88%
Charles Robb 33%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
Timothy Roemer 63%
James Rogan 0%
William Roth, Jr. 8%
Steve Rothman 63%
Marge Roukema 50%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 50%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 8%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Jim Saxton 25%
Joe Scarborough 13%
Robert Schaffer 13%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 75%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 38%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Ike Skelton 38%
Gordon Smith 8%
Nick Smith 13%
Bob Smith 17%
Olympia Snowe 8%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 33%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 38%
Ted Stevens 8%
Ted Strickland 75%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sununu 13%
James Talent 13%
John Tanner 38%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
William Tauzin 13%
Charles Taylor 13%
Gene Taylor 13%
Craig Thomas 17%
William Thomas 13%
Fred Thompson 8%
Karen Thurman 63%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 42%
Ed Towns 63%
James Traficant, Jr. 13%
James Turner 50%
Bruce Vento 88%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 25%
John Warner 33%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 75%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 13%
W. Curtis Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 13%
Paul Wellstone 92%
Robert Wexler 63%
Bob Weygand 63%
Heather Wilson 17%
Bob Wise, Jr. 50%
Lynn Woolsey 75%
Albert Wynn 63%
Bill Young 13%

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