Rating Group: Mennonite Central Committee

2005 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office Name Party Rating
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Diane Watson 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
NA President Barack Obama II D 90%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 89%
Hillary Clinton 89%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 89%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 89%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 89%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 89%
Paul Sarbanes 89%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 89%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 88%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 88%
Bart Stupak 88%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Joe Lieberman 86%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 80%
Russ Feingold 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 78%
Evan Bayh 78%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 78%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 78%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 78%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 78%
Norm Dicks 78%
Darlene Hooley 78%
Herb Kohl 78%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 78%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 78%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 78%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 78%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 78%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 78%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 75%
Ken Salazar 75%
Kent Conrad 71%
Byron Dorgan 71%
Daniel Inouye 71%
James Leach 70%
Brian Baird 67%
Max Baucus 67%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 67%
Dennis Moore 67%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Robert Byrd 63%
James Merrill Jeffords 63%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 60%
Rick Boucher 56%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 56%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 56%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 56%
Blanche Lincoln 56%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 56%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 56%
Ted Strickland 56%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 44%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 44%
Thomas Holden 44%
Tim Johnson 44%
Jack Murtha 44%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 44%
Olympia Snowe 44%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 43%
Roscoe Bartlett 38%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 38%
Arlen Specter 38%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 33%
Ben Nelson 33%
Dick Lugar 30%
Judd Gregg 25%
Ray LaHood 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
Gordon Smith 25%
Conrad Burns 22%
Larry Craig 22%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 22%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 22%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 22%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 22%
Gilbert Gutknecht 22%
Robert William Ney 22%
Rick Santorum 22%
Ike Skelton 22%
Mark Souder 22%
John Sununu 22%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 22%
George Voinovich 22%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
Norm Coleman 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 13%
William Frist 13%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 13%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
George Radanovich 13%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
Craig Thomas 13%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 13%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 13%
John Warner 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 11%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 11%
Elizabeth Dole 11%
John Ensign 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 11%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 11%
Mark Kennedy 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 11%
Connie Mack IV 11%
Melquiades Martinez 11%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 11%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 11%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 11%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 11%
Denny Rehberg 11%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 11%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 11%
Ted Stevens 11%
William Thomas 11%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 11%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 0%
John Doolittle 0%
David Dreier 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
Donald Sherwood 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
John Sullivan 0%
James Talent 0%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%

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