Rating Group: The Population Institute

2005 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 50%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 50%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 50%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 50%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 50%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 50%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 50%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 50%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 50%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 50%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 50%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 50%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 50%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 50%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 50%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 50%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 50%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
NA President Barack Obama II D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 50%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 50%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 50%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 50%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 50%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 50%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 50%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 50%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 50%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 50%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 50%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 50%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 50%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 50%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 50%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 50%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 50%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 50%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 50%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 50%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 50%
George Allen 50%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Beauprez 50%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 50%
Conrad Burns 50%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 100%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Chris Chocola 50%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 50%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 50%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 50%
Tom Feeney 50%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 50%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 50%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 50%
Ray LaHood 50%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 50%
John McHugh 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 50%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 100%
Robert William Ney 50%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
George Radanovich 50%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Jean Schmidt 100%
John Schwarz 50%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mike Sodrel 50%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 50%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 50%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 50%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 50%

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