Rating Group: Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 87%
Gary Ackerman 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 77%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 9%
George Allen 9%
Thomas Allen 86%
Rob Andrews 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 6%
Brian Baird 84%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
Cass Ballenger 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 6%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 62%
Evan Bayh 77%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 99%
Bob Bennett 6%
Douglas Bereuter 16%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 52%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
Judy Biggert 23%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 53%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 93%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 7%
Sherwood Boehlert 35%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 5%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 5%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
Leonard Boswell 74%
Rick Boucher 77%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 2%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 79%
John Breaux 45%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 88%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 11%
Jim Bunning 10%
Conrad Burns 10%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 13%
Dan Burton 2%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 73%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 7%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 5%
Ben Campbell 16%
Chris Cannon 5%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 78%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 25%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 89%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 83%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 70%
Brad Carson 47%
Julia Carson 98%
Mike Castle 34%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 9%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 72%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 6%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
Hillary Clinton 77%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 83%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
Michael Collins 9%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 43%
Kent Conrad 66%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 96%
Jon Corzine 87%
Jerry Costello 57%
Christopher Cox 6%
Larry Craig 6%
Robert Cramer 37%
Philip Crane 1%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 9%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 4%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 83%
Barbara Cubin 1%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 4%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 91%
Randall Cunningham 6%
Thomas Daschle 67%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 90%
James Davis 73%
Jo Ann Davis 6%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 83%
Thomas Davis III 25%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 6%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 96%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 93%
Bill Delahunt 88%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 93%
Thomas DeLay 2%
James DeMint 5%
Peter Deutsch 77%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 12%
Norm Dicks 75%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 84%
Chris Dodd 77%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 7%
Calvin Dooley 63%
John Doolittle 4%
Byron Dorgan 61%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 64%
David Dreier 6%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 12%
Jennifer Dunn 16%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 86%
John Edwards 70%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 27%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 86%
Philip English 15%
John Ensign 26%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 11%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 93%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 84%
Terry Everett 5%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 93%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 92%
Russ Feingold 89%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 78%
Michael Ferguson 22%
Bob Filner 99%
Peter Fitzgerald 26%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 11%
Ernest Fletcher 5%
Mark Foley 15%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 74%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 93%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 28%
William Frist 5%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 12%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 84%
Jim Gibbons 12%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 84%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Bart Gordon 54%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 74%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 7%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 6%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 13%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 9%
Mark Green 14%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 68%
James Greenwood 28%
Judd Gregg 16%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 87%
Gilbert Gutknecht 9%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 16%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 13%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 79%
Jane Harman 81%
Melissa Hart 8%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 84%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 2%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 13%
Robert Hayes 6%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 2%
Baron Hill 60%
Maurice Hinchey 97%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 78%
David Lee Hobson 9%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 81%
Pete Hoekstra 15%
Thomas Holden 53%
Ernest Hollings 63%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 88%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
Darlene Hooley 85%
John Nathan Hostettler 18%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 32%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 6%
Kay Hutchison 8%
Henry Hyde 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
Daniel Inouye 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 87%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 13%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 70%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 8%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 4%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 98%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 87%
William Jefferson 74%
James Merrill Jeffords 76%
William Lewis Jenkins 5%
Christopher John 32%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 89%
Nancy Johnson 42%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 4%
Tim Johnson 26%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 68%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 13%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 85%
Ric Keller 7%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 91%
Mark Kennedy 13%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 81%
Dale Kildee 70%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 86%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 10%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 2%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 33%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 2%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 14%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
Jon Kyl 9%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 61%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 53%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 80%
Tom Lantos 86%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 74%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 82%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 8%
Steve LaTourette 13%
James Leach 53%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 87%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 76%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 84%
Jerry Lewis 8%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 82%
Ron Lewis 2%
Joe Lieberman 77%
Blanche Lincoln 56%
John Linder 4%
William Lipinski 30%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 28%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 94%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 84%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 7%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 23%
Dick Lugar 8%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 67%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 87%
Don Manzullo 12%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 89%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 73%
Robert Matsui 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 22%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 72%
Karen McCarthy 89%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 92%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 8%
James McCrery III 2%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 97%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 96%
John McHugh 18%
Scott McInnis 5%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 51%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 8%
Michael McNulty 84%
Martin Meehan 87%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 92%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 87%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 4%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 92%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 4%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 7%
Zell Bryan Miller 27%
Alan Mollohan 54%
Dennis Moore 79%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 16%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 82%
Jack Murtha 49%
Sue Myrick 6%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 89%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 94%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 83%
Ben Nelson 39%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 65%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 5%
Robert William Ney 15%
Don Nickles 5%
Anne Northup 7%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 7%
James Nussle 8%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 81%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 55%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 16%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 4%
Major Owens 99%
Michael Oxley 7%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 76%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 83%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 96%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 99%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 4%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 46%
John Peterson 6%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 5%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 5%
Todd Platts 16%
Richard Pombo 9%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 7%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83%
Deborah Pryce 16%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 7%
Jack Quinn 24%
George Radanovich 5%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 76%
James Ramstad 32%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 99%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 90%
Ralph Regula 11%
Denny Rehberg 9%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 78%
Silvestre Reyes 62%
Thomas Reynolds 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 5%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 78%
Ciro Rodriguez 82%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 6%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 8%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 9%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 12%
Mike Ross 54%
Steve Rothman 78%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 5%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 84%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 12%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 87%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 99%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 55%
Rick Santorum 11%
Paul Sarbanes 94%
Jim Saxton 22%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 84%
Edward Schrock 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 83%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 85%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 13%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 93%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 13%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 14%
Christopher Shays 32%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 6%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 87%
Donald Sherwood 8%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 5%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 11%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 32%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 7%
Ike Skelton 55%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 95%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 76%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 28%
Gordon Smith 27%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 2%
Nick Smith 14%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Vic Snyder 77%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 6%
Arlen Specter 53%
John Spratt, Jr. 73%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 83%
Pete Stark 89%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Charles Stenholm 40%
Ted Stevens 10%
Ted Strickland 77%
Bart Stupak 71%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 14%
John Sweeney 18%
Tom Tancredo 6%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 82%
William Tauzin 5%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 48%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 5%
Craig Thomas 13%
William Thomas 11%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 76%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 81%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 2%
Todd Tiahrt 2%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 7%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 95%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 6%
Ed Towns 89%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 93%
James Turner 52%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 93%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 95%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 18%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 98%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 2%
George Voinovich 11%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 13%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 9%
John Warner 19%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Diane Watson 82%
Mel Watt 92%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 75%
Anthony Weiner 88%
David Weldon 6%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 9%
Robert Wexler 83%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 5%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 8%
Heather Wilson 11%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 8%
Lynn Woolsey 99%
David Wu 88%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
Albert Wynn 80%
Bill Young 14%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 5%

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