Rating Group: Peace Action

1999 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 38%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 7%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 30%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 23%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 46%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 61%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 45%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 18%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 18%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 46%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 53%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 30%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 61%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 23%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 27%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 7%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 38%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 20%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 81%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 46%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 36%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 46%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 54%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 18%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 7%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 18%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 18%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 36%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 72%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 38%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 46%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 81%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 27%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 30%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 27%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 61%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 27%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 38%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 27%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 53%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 18%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 7%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 38%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 38%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 46%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 30%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 27%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 9%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 27%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 54%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 54%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 54%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 81%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 54%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 72%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 72%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 63%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 36%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 18%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 36%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 18%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 27%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 63%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 45%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 36%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 27%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 18%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 72%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 36%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 54%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 72%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 36%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 45%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 36%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 18%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 36%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 54%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 27%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 18%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 54%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 18%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 18%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 54%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 36%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 72%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 81%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 27%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 36%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 18%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 18%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 54%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 81%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 72%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 81%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 18%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 45%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 27%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 54%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 36%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 18%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 81%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 36%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 27%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 36%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 45%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 18%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 27%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 36%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 27%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 36%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 27%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 18%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 54%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 9%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 45%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 72%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 81%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 72%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 36%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 54%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 36%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 81%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 36%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 36%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 54%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 54%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 27%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 45%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 27%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 18%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 81%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 45%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 54%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 36%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 27%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 54%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 27%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 54%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 27%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 36%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 36%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 18%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 18%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 18%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 36%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 45%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 36%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 36%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 36%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 27%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 72%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 36%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 27%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 36%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 9%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 18%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 72%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 27%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 36%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 36%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 45%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 36%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 27%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 27%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 54%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 30%
OH Governor John Kasich R 27%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 63%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 45%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 15%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 27%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 23%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 53%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 72%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 36%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 54%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 45%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 38%
Wayne Allard 46%
Thomas Allen 54%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 27%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 30%
Brian Baird 45%
Richard Hugh Baker 27%
Cass Ballenger 27%
James Barcia 36%
Bob Barr, Jr. 36%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 27%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman 18%
Max Baucus 38%
Evan Bayh 61%
Bob Bennett 30%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 36%
Douglas Bereuter 18%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 36%
Marion Berry 18%
Judy Biggert 27%
Brian Bilbray 45%
Michael Bilirakis 27%
Jeff Bingaman 46%
Rod Blagojevich 45%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 9%
Sherwood Boehlert 27%
Kit Bond 23%
Henry Bonilla 18%
David Edward Bonior 63%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 36%
Leonard Boswell 27%
Rick Boucher 27%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 18%
John Breaux 23%
Richard Bryan 46%
Ed Bryant 27%
Jim Bunning 23%
Conrad Burns 23%
Dan Burton 18%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 38%
Herbert Callahan 9%
Ben Campbell 23%
Thomas Campbell 63%
Chris Cannon 36%
Julia Carson 54%
Mike Castle 18%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 36%
William Clay, Sr. 54%
Eva Clayton 54%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 53%
Robert Clement 27%
Michael Collins 9%
Larry Combest 18%
Gary Condit 36%
Kent Conrad 53%
Merrill Cook 45%
John Cooksey 18%
Jerry Costello 36%
Paul Coverdell 30%
Christopher Cox 18%
William Coyne 54%
Larry Craig 30%
Robert Cramer 9%
Philip Crane 36%
Barbara Cubin 18%
Randall Cunningham 18%
Patsy Ann Danner 72%
Thomas Daschle 46%
James Davis 27%
Thomas Davis III 18%
Bill Delahunt 72%
Thomas DeLay 27%
James DeMint 36%
Peter Deutsch 36%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Jay Dickey 9%
Norm Dicks 36%
Julian Dixon 36%
Chris Dodd 38%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 36%
John Doolittle 18%
Byron Dorgan 53%
David Dreier 18%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
John Edwards 61%
Chet Edwards 27%
Vern Ehlers 63%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
Philip English 45%
Bob Etheridge 27%
Lane Evans 63%
Terry Everett 9%
Thomas Ewing 36%
Russ Feingold 84%
Bob Filner 63%
Peter Fitzgerald 46%
Ernest Fletcher 18%
Mark Foley 36%
Michael Patrick Forbes 27%
Harold Ford, Jr. 36%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 18%
Tillie Fowler 18%
Barney Frank 63%
Robert Franks 45%
William Frist 30%
Jonas Frost III 27%
Elton Gallegly 18%
John Ganske 63%
Sam Gejdenson 45%
George Gekas 27%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 45%
Jim Gibbons 36%
Wayne Gilchrest 27%
Paul Gillmor 18%
Benjamin Gilman 9%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 45%
William Goodling 27%
Bart Gordon 27%
Slade Gorton 30%
Porter Goss 18%
Daniel Graham 53%
William Phillip Gramm 38%
Rodney Grams 46%
Mark Green 36%
James Greenwood 27%
Judd Gregg 38%
Gilbert Gutknecht 45%
Tony Hall 36%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 9%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 36%
Joel Hefley 36%
Jesse Helms 30%
Wally Herger, Jr. 27%
Baron Hill 36%
Rick Hill 36%
Van Hilleary 27%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 36%
Maurice Hinchey 45%
David Lee Hobson 18%
Pete Hoekstra 27%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 53%
Darlene Hooley 81%
Stephen Horn 27%
John Nathan Hostettler 27%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 9%
Kenny Hulshof 45%
Duncan Hunter 9%
Asa Hutchinson 18%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 30%
Kay Hutchison 23%
Henry Hyde 9%
Daniel Inouye 30%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 27%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 45%
James Merrill Jeffords 46%
William Lewis Jenkins 18%
Christopher John 18%
Nancy Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 36%
Sue Kelly 18%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 38%
Patrick Kennedy 36%
Bob Kerrey 46%
Dale Kildee 36%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 54%
Gerald Kleczka 63%
Ronald Klink 36%
Joseph Knollenberg 9%
Herb Kohl 61%
James Kolbe 9%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Steven Kuykendall 27%
Jon Kyl 23%
John LaFalce 27%
Ray LaHood 36%
Nicholas Lampson 27%
Tom Lantos 36%
Stephen Largent 45%
Steve LaTourette 36%
Frank Lautenberg 46%
Rick Lazio 18%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 18%
Ron Lewis 18%
Joe Lieberman 38%
Blanche Lincoln 38%
John Linder 36%
William Lipinski 45%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Ken Lucas 27%
Dick Lugar 23%
William Luther 72%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 27%
Don Manzullo 36%
Matthew Martinez 27%
Frank Mascara 27%
Robert Matsui 36%
Karen McCarthy 63%
Bill McCollum 18%
James McCrery III 18%
John McHugh 9%
Scott McInnis 27%
David McIntosh 27%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 36%
Martin Meehan 54%
Carrie Meek 36%
Jack Metcalf 45%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 36%
Dan Miller 27%
David Minge 72%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 81%
John Moakley 45%
Alan Mollohan 18%
Dennis Moore 36%
Constance Morella 45%
Patrick Moynihan 30%
Frank Murkowski 30%
Jack Murtha 18%
Sue Myrick 45%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 18%
Robert William Ney 27%
Don Nickles 38%
Anne Northup 18%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 36%
James Nussle 45%
Jim Oberstar 63%
Dave Obey 54%
John Olver 63%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 18%
Doug Ose 36%
Major Owens 81%
Michael Oxley 9%
Ronald Packard 18%
Ron Paul 63%
Donald Payne 72%
Edward Pease 27%
John Peterson 18%
David Phelps 36%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 18%
Owen Pickett 18%
Richard Pombo 27%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
John Edward Porter 27%
Deborah Pryce 27%
Jack Quinn 36%
George Radanovich 18%
James Ramstad 63%
Ralph Regula 27%
Silvestre Reyes 27%
Thomas Reynolds 18%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 69%
Ciro Rodriguez 36%
Timothy Roemer 36%
James Rogan 36%
William Roth, Jr. 15%
Steve Rothman 36%
Marge Roukema 27%
Jim Ryun 18%
Martin Olav Sabo 54%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 18%
Rick Santorum 38%
Paul Sarbanes 46%
Jim Saxton 18%
Joe Scarborough 27%
Robert Schaffer 36%
John Shadegg 36%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 18%
Christopher Shays 54%
Donald Sherwood 18%
Ronnie Shows 18%
E.G. Shuster 18%
Norman Sisisky 18%
Joseph Skeen 18%
Ike Skelton 18%
Gordon Smith 30%
Nick Smith 36%
Bob Smith 30%
Olympia Snowe 15%
Vic Snyder 27%
Mark Souder 36%
Arlen Specter 23%
Floyd Spence 18%
John Spratt, Jr. 27%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 27%
Charles Stenholm 18%
Ted Stevens 23%
Ted Strickland 36%
Bob Stump 18%
Bart Stupak 45%
John Sununu 27%
John Sweeney 18%
James Talent 36%
Tom Tancredo 36%
John Tanner 18%
Ellen Tauscher 36%
William Tauzin 27%
Charles Taylor 27%
Gene Taylor 27%
Craig Thomas 30%
William Thomas 18%
Fred Thompson 23%
Karen Thurman 27%
Strom Thurmond 23%
Todd Tiahrt 27%
Robert Torricelli 69%
Ed Towns 81%
James Traficant, Jr. 36%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 63%
James Turner 18%
Bruce Vento 81%
George Voinovich 38%
James Walsh 27%
Zach Wamp 45%
John Warner 15%
Wesley Watkins 27%
Mel Watt 63%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 18%
Anthony Weiner 54%
David Weldon 27%
W. Curtis Weldon 27%
Gerald Weller 27%
Paul Wellstone 76%
Robert Wexler 36%
Bob Weygand 36%
Heather Wilson 18%
Bob Wise, Jr. 18%
Lynn Woolsey 81%
David Wu 63%
Albert Wynn 36%
Bill Young 18%

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