Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

1989-2002 Lifetime Score

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 60%
Wayne Allard 28%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 37%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Charlie Bass 85%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 35%
Bob Bennett 18%
Douglas Bereuter 95%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 23%
Judy Biggert 37%
Michael Bilirakis 94%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Sherwood Boehlert 26%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 48%
Mary Bono Mack 34%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 52%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
John Breaux 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 59%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 51%
Dan Burton 98%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 95%
Ben Campbell 30%
Chris Cannon 25%
Brad Carson 57%
Julia Carson 31%
Mike Castle 61%
Hillary Clinton 34%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 95%
Kent Conrad 52%
Jon Corzine 78%
Jerry Costello 18%
Christopher Cox 91%
Larry Craig 68%
Robert Cramer 62%
Philip Crane 77%
Barbara Cubin 91%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Thomas Daschle 15%
James Davis 12%
Jo Ann Davis 93%
Thomas Davis III 21%
Bill Delahunt 19%
Thomas DeLay 71%
James DeMint 63%
Peter Deutsch 14%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 20%
Chris Dodd 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 24%
Calvin Dooley 8%
John Doolittle 94%
Byron Dorgan 25%
David Dreier 75%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
John Edwards 17%
Chet Edwards 24%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 99%
Philip English 21%
John Ensign 25%
Bob Etheridge 46%
Lane Evans 6%
Terry Everett 96%
Russ Feingold 23%
Michael Ferguson 55%
Bob Filner 14%
Peter Fitzgerald 59%
Ernest Fletcher 37%
Mark Foley 84%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 37%
Barney Frank 12%
William Frist 23%
Jonas Frost III 11%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 16%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 72%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 99%
Bart Gordon 35%
Porter Goss 91%
Daniel Graham 5%
Mark Green 47%
James Greenwood 91%
Judd Gregg 27%
Gilbert Gutknecht 78%
Jane Harman 52%
Melissa Hart 33%
J. Dennis Hastert 94%
Robert Hayes 91%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 30%
Joel Hefley 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Baron Hill 19%
Maurice Hinchey 55%
David Lee Hobson 67%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 14%
Pete Hoekstra 52%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ernest Hollings 79%
Darlene Hooley 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 86%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 43%
Kenny Hulshof 57%
Duncan Hunter 96%
Kay Hutchison 26%
Henry Hyde 50%
Daniel Inouye 38%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 76%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
William Jefferson 10%
James Merrill Jeffords 57%
William Lewis Jenkins 66%
Christopher John 35%
Nancy Johnson 34%
Tim Johnson 20%
Paul Kanjorski 32%
Ric Keller 94%
Sue Kelly 39%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 17%
Mark Kennedy 33%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 23%
Gerald Kleczka 32%
Joseph Knollenberg 29%
Herb Kohl 23%
James Kolbe 66%
Dennis Kucinich 23%
Jon Kyl 69%
Ray LaHood 33%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
Tom Lantos 22%
Steve LaTourette 23%
Frank Lautenberg 16%
James Leach 56%
Jerry Lewis 54%
Ron Lewis 88%
Joe Lieberman 31%
Blanche Lincoln 63%
John Linder 84%
William Lipinski 76%
Trent Lott, Sr. 32%
Dick Lugar 24%
Don Manzullo 50%
Robert Matsui 5%
Karen McCarthy 38%
James McCrery III 90%
John McHugh 19%
Scott McInnis 34%
Michael McNulty 14%
Martin Meehan 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 20%
Zell Bryan Miller 80%
Alan Mollohan 21%
Dennis Moore 47%
Jack Murtha 29%
Sue Myrick 30%
Ben Nelson 70%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 75%
Robert William Ney 71%
Don Nickles 24%
Anne Northup 54%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 95%
James Nussle 63%
Jim Oberstar 6%
Dave Obey 56%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 4%
Thomas William Osborne 21%
Doug Ose 18%
Major Owens 5%
Michael Oxley 62%
Ron Paul 53%
Donald Payne 6%
John Peterson 85%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 83%
Todd Platts 55%
Richard Pombo 78%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Deborah Pryce 27%
Jack Quinn 28%
George Radanovich 69%
James Ramstad 81%
Ralph Regula 74%
Denny Rehberg 55%
Silvestre Reyes 6%
Thomas Reynolds 37%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Ross 21%
Steve Rothman 26%
Jim Ryun 55%
Martin Olav Sabo 12%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 14%
Rick Santorum 24%
Paul Sarbanes 22%
Jim Saxton 93%
Edward Schrock 70%
John Shadegg 95%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 87%
Christopher Shays 73%
Donald Sherwood 62%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 33%
Ike Skelton 26%
Gordon Smith 32%
Nick Smith 29%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Vic Snyder 12%
Hilda Solis 4%
Mark Souder 14%
Arlen Specter 25%
John Spratt, Jr. 43%
Pete Stark 2%
Cliff Stearns 94%
Charles Stenholm 93%
Ted Stevens 31%
Ted Strickland 40%
Bart Stupak 38%
John Sullivan 91%
John Sununu 56%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 85%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 85%
Ellen Tauscher 16%
William Tauzin 85%
Charles Taylor 93%
Gene Taylor 93%
Craig Thomas 72%
William Thomas 51%
Todd Tiahrt 42%
Ed Towns 6%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 20%
James Turner 19%
George Voinovich 64%
James Walsh 18%
Zach Wamp 94%
John Warner 23%
Diane Watson 29%
Mel Watt 7%
Anthony Weiner 28%
David Weldon 69%
W. Curtis Weldon 66%
Gerald Weller 72%
Robert Wexler 24%
Heather Wilson 24%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 18%
Albert Wynn 13%
Bill Young 81%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 40%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 27%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 22%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 27%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 11%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 40%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 22%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 11%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 12%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 21%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 28%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 56%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 16%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 10%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 8%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 13%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 21%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 21%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 21%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 79%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 22%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 24%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 12%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 35%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 15%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 15%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 22%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 17%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 13%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 56%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 9%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 18%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 8%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 1%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 18%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 9%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 26%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 29%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 42%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 26%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 33%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 21%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 18%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 20%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 24%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 21%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 6%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 37%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 36%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 12%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 27%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 16%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 5%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 12%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 46%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 18%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 42%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 27%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 43%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 15%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 11%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 30%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 19%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 25%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 8%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 12%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 23%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 4%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 17%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 74%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 25%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 13%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 8%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 11%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 4%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 21%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 26%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 15%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 14%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 18%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 13%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 12%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 14%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 15%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 21%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 23%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 10%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 41%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 17%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 8%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 21%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 81%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 57%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 94%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 60%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 55%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 57%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 64%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 18%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 74%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 87%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 82%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 93%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 55%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 37%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 86%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 96%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 29%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 43%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 74%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 55%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 99%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 18%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 99%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 32%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 58%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 66%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 88%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 96%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 49%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 67%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 24%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 95%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 75%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 21%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 60%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 37%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 94%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 91%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 12%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 92%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 33%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 63%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 52%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 78%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 23%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 87%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 59%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 61%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 57%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 52%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 53%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 60%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 76%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 52%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 22%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 53%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 74%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 87%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 55%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 89%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 7%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 98%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 27%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 87%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 48%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 98%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 55%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 55%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 41%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 19%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 82%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 18%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 65%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 38%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 55%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 39%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 56%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 60%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 81%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 79%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 88%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 86%

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