Rating Group: Concerned Women for America

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 86%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 86%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 80%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 93%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 23%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 33%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 14%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 8%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 15%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 15%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 18%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 23%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 38%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 86%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 23%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 93%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 36%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 9%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 93%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 23%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 93%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 15%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 18%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 45%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 17%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 23%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 29%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 29%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 93%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 86%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 93%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 23%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 86%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 14%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 93%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 93%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 14%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 18%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 23%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 14%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 9%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 79%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 43%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 86%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 86%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 86%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 86%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 93%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 92%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 43%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 15%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 17%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 8%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 29%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 29%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 43%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 36%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 14%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 85%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 64%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 15%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 25%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 17%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 93%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 93%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 21%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 93%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 92%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 86%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 93%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 57%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 57%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 36%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 57%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 14%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 8%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 9%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 14%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 9%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 36%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 17%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 22%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 92%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 92%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 85%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 43%
OH Governor John Kasich R 92%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 21%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 71%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 92%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 14%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 86%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 17%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 25%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 85%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 29%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 23%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 86%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 93%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 29%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 14%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 40%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 43%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 29%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 93%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 93%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 69%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 93%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 36%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 15%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 86%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 43%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 8%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 93%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 15%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 86%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 21%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 93%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 18%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 23%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 14%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 92%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 8%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 36%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 38%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 17%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 93%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 23%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 93%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 25%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 14%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 64%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 86%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 21%
Rob Andrews 29%
Bill Archer 92%
Richard Armey 93%
John Ashcroft 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 43%
Brian Baird 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Cass Ballenger 85%
James Barcia 93%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 57%
Herbert Bateman 89%
Max Baucus 14%
Evan Bayh 29%
Bob Bennett 86%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 21%
Douglas Bereuter 85%
Shelley Berkley 54%
Howard Berman 23%
Marion Berry 64%
Judy Biggert 57%
Brian Bilbray 57%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Rod Blagojevich 43%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 93%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
Kit Bond 86%
Henry Bonilla 93%
David Edward Bonior 43%
Mary Bono Mack 71%
Robert Borski, Jr. 57%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
John Breaux 57%
Richard Bryan 14%
Ed Bryant 93%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 71%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 86%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Ben Campbell 86%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 93%
Julia Carson 9%
Mike Castle 64%
John Chafee 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 92%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 23%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 43%
Robert Clement 71%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 13%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 29%
Merrill Cook 89%
John Cooksey 85%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 93%
William Coyne 25%
Larry Craig 86%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 92%
Barbara Cubin 93%
Randall Cunningham 92%
Patsy Ann Danner 77%
Thomas Daschle 29%
James Davis 43%
Thomas Davis III 85%
Bill Delahunt 17%
Thomas DeLay 93%
Peter Deutsch 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
Jay Dickey 93%
Norm Dicks 15%
Julian Dixon 15%
Chris Dodd 14%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 86%
Calvin Dooley 23%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 29%
David Dreier 93%
Jennifer Dunn 92%
John Edwards 14%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 86%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 79%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Lane Evans 29%
Terry Everett 92%
Thomas Ewing 83%
Russ Feingold 29%
Bob Filner 23%
Peter Fitzgerald 86%
Ernest Fletcher 93%
Mark Foley 64%
Michael Patrick Forbes 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 29%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
Tillie Fowler 83%
Barney Frank 9%
Robert Franks 64%
William Frist 86%
Jonas Frost III 29%
Elton Gallegly 79%
John Ganske 69%
Sam Gejdenson 21%
George Gekas 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 43%
Jim Gibbons 77%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 75%
Benjamin Gilman 43%
Charlie Gonzalez 7%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 71%
Slade Gorton 86%
Porter Goss 93%
Daniel Graham 14%
William Phillip Gramm 86%
Rodney Grams 86%
Mark Green 93%
James Greenwood 45%
Judd Gregg 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 93%
Tony Hall 58%
James Hansen 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 83%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Baron Hill 38%
Rick Hill 93%
Van Hilleary 92%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 17%
Maurice Hinchey 17%
David Lee Hobson 86%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 71%
Ernest Hollings 43%
Darlene Hooley 36%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 54%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Asa Hutchinson 86%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 86%
Henry Hyde 93%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 31%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 86%
Nancy Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Sue Kelly 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 14%
Patrick Kennedy 23%
Bob Kerrey 43%
Dale Kildee 64%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 25%
Gerald Kleczka 38%
Ronald Klink 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 86%
Herb Kohl 43%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 64%
Steven Kuykendall 50%
Jon Kyl 86%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 79%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
Tom Lantos 17%
Stephen Largent 93%
Steve LaTourette 85%
Frank Lautenberg 14%
Rick Lazio 63%
James Leach 64%
Jerry Lewis 77%
Ron Lewis 93%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 29%
John Linder 92%
William Lipinski 92%
Trent Lott, Sr. 86%
Dick Lugar 71%
William Luther 29%
Connie Mack 67%
James Maloney 69%
Don Manzullo 93%
Matthew Martinez 83%
Frank Mascara 86%
Robert Matsui 15%
Karen McCarthy 23%
Bill McCollum 75%
James McCrery III 86%
John McHugh 86%
Scott McInnis 93%
David McIntosh 86%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 29%
Michael McNulty 40%
Martin Meehan 8%
Carrie Meek 31%
Jack Metcalf 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 23%
Dan Miller 79%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
David Minge 23%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 38%
John Moakley 45%
Alan Mollohan 64%
Dennis Moore 50%
Constance Morella 33%
Patrick Moynihan 29%
Frank Murkowski 86%
Jack Murtha 58%
Sue Myrick 92%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 79%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 86%
Anne Northup 86%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
James Nussle 93%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 17%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 57%
Doug Ose 64%
Major Owens 20%
Michael Oxley 92%
Ronald Packard 12%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 23%
Edward Pease 93%
John Peterson 93%
David Phelps 93%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 93%
Owen Pickett 38%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
John Edward Porter 45%
Deborah Pryce 71%
Jack Quinn 85%
George Radanovich 93%
James Ramstad 64%
Ralph Regula 79%
Silvestre Reyes 36%
Thomas Reynolds 85%
Bob Riley 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 17%
Charles Robb 14%
Ciro Rodriguez 29%
Timothy Roemer 71%
James Rogan 92%
William Roth, Jr. 71%
Steve Rothman 29%
Marge Roukema 57%
Jim Ryun 93%
Martin Olav Sabo 17%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 62%
Rick Santorum 86%
Paul Sarbanes 29%
Jim Saxton 86%
Joe Scarborough 100%
Robert Schaffer 93%
John Shadegg 93%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 71%
Christopher Shays 62%
Donald Sherwood 86%
Ronnie Shows 100%
E.G. Shuster 85%
Norman Sisisky 67%
Joseph Skeen 86%
Ike Skelton 86%
Gordon Smith 71%
Nick Smith 77%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Vic Snyder 21%
Mark Souder 93%
Arlen Specter 71%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 69%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 64%
Ted Stevens 57%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bob Stump 93%
Bart Stupak 85%
John Sweeney 71%
James Talent 92%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 54%
Ellen Tauscher 31%
William Tauzin 93%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 77%
Craig Thomas 86%
William Thomas 79%
Fred Thompson 86%
Karen Thurman 23%
Strom Thurmond 86%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
Robert Torricelli 43%
Ed Towns 29%
James Traficant, Jr. 93%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 23%
James Turner 50%
Bruce Vento 100%
George Voinovich 57%
James Walsh 79%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 71%
Wesley Watkins 92%
Mel Watt 17%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 92%
Anthony Weiner 15%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 93%
Gerald Weller 86%
Paul Wellstone 29%
Robert Wexler 23%
Bob Weygand 67%
Heather Wilson 86%
Bob Wise, Jr. 62%
Lynn Woolsey 15%
David Wu 45%
Albert Wynn 29%
Bill Young 92%

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