Rating Group: Concerned Women for America

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 97%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 92%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 85%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 62%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 86%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 17%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 38%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 33%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 14%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 18%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 17%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 18%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 14%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 21%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 17%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 25%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 83%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 28%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 17%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 93%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 14%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 14%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 12%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 97%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 19%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 89%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 24%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 93%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 86%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 28%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 21%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 14%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 14%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 38%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 93%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 17%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 21%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 84%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 89%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 79%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 97%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 54%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 19%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 97%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 32%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 29%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 88%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 86%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 93%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 45%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 24%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 17%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 17%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 14%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 35%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 93%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 89%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 93%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 76%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 38%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 93%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 21%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 21%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 14%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 14%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 21%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 17%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 19%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 17%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 62%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 83%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 79%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 14%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 28%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 11%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 17%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 62%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 25%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 86%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 24%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 62%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 90%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 24%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 33%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 83%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 97%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 21%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 97%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 79%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 86%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 31%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 72%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 86%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 21%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 41%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 59%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 24%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 21%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 93%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 32%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 36%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 16%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 19%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 15%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 18%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 21%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 16%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 19%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 14%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 14%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 90%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 93%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 90%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 37%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 75%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 88%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 76%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 14%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 32%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 93%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 18%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 18%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 78%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 62%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 93%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 17%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 25%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 55%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 93%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 26%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 97%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 93%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 90%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 96%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 93%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 93%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 83%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 93%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 21%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 21%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 93%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 38%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 14%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 88%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 55%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 17%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 86%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 90%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 93%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 21%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 86%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 24%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 29%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 25%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 31%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 93%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 14%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 28%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 17%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 18%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 93%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 24%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 96%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 83%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 25%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 79%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 62%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
Gary Ackerman 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Todd Akin 97%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 88%
Thomas Allen 11%
Rob Andrews 24%
Joe Baca, Sr. 32%
Brian Baird 28%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
Cass Ballenger 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 96%
Charlie Bass 48%
Max Baucus 38%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Bennett 88%
Douglas Bereuter 71%
Shelley Berkley 24%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 69%
Judy Biggert 41%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 90%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Leonard Boswell 34%
Rick Boucher 31%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 48%
John Breaux 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 90%
Robert Byrd 62%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 93%
Brad Carson 52%
Julia Carson 21%
Mike Castle 38%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Michael Collins 93%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jon Corzine 25%
Jerry Costello 72%
Christopher Cox 96%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 93%
Barbara Cubin 94%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Thomas Daschle 25%
James Davis 34%
Jo Ann Davis 97%
Thomas Davis III 66%
Bill Delahunt 21%
Thomas DeLay 96%
James DeMint 93%
Peter Deutsch 17%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 89%
Norm Dicks 21%
Chris Dodd 29%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 67%
Calvin Dooley 24%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 83%
Jennifer Dunn 82%
John Edwards 25%
Chet Edwards 48%
Vern Ehlers 79%
Jo Ann Emerson 81%
Philip English 79%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 38%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 93%
Russ Feingold 38%
Michael Ferguson 71%
Bob Filner 11%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
Ernest Fletcher 90%
Mark Foley 62%
Harold Ford, Jr. 31%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 82%
Barney Frank 14%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 24%
Elton Gallegly 86%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 25%
Jim Gibbons 86%
Wayne Gilchrest 62%
Paul Gillmor 79%
Charlie Gonzalez 14%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 97%
Bart Gordon 55%
Porter Goss 83%
Daniel Graham 25%
Mark Green 90%
James Greenwood 48%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 93%
Jane Harman 28%
Melissa Hart 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 78%
Robert Hayes 93%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 97%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Baron Hill 52%
Maurice Hinchey 17%
David Lee Hobson 83%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 69%
Ernest Hollings 62%
Darlene Hooley 29%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 22%
Kenny Hulshof 86%
Duncan Hunter 96%
Kay Hutchison 86%
Henry Hyde 93%
Daniel Inouye 29%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
William Jefferson 28%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 93%
Christopher John 75%
Nancy Johnson 28%
Tim Johnson 69%
Paul Kanjorski 55%
Ric Keller 89%
Sue Kelly 52%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Mark Kennedy 90%
Patrick Kennedy 16%
Dale Kildee 55%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 15%
Gerald Kleczka 24%
Joseph Knollenberg 93%
Herb Kohl 38%
James Kolbe 59%
Dennis Kucinich 41%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 76%
Nicholas Lampson 36%
Tom Lantos 21%
Steve LaTourette 77%
James Leach 36%
Jerry Lewis 83%
Ron Lewis 93%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 38%
John Linder 93%
William Lipinski 77%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 75%
Don Manzullo 93%
Robert Matsui 14%
Karen McCarthy 14%
James McCrery III 90%
John McHugh 64%
Scott McInnis 92%
Michael McNulty 48%
Martin Meehan 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 17%
Zell Bryan Miller 62%
Alan Mollohan 61%
Dennis Moore 34%
Jack Murtha 52%
Sue Myrick 93%
Ben Nelson 62%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 90%
Robert William Ney 83%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 90%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 97%
James Nussle 93%
Jim Oberstar 45%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 17%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 59%
Thomas William Osborne 72%
Doug Ose 55%
Major Owens 19%
Michael Oxley 90%
Ron Paul 70%
Donald Payne 17%
John Peterson 89%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 93%
Todd Platts 76%
Richard Pombo 93%
Earl Pomeroy 41%
Deborah Pryce 54%
Jack Quinn 69%
George Radanovich 97%
James Ramstad 62%
Ralph Regula 79%
Denny Rehberg 79%
Silvestre Reyes 39%
Thomas Reynolds 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 17%
Mike Ross 62%
Steve Rothman 21%
Jim Ryun 93%
Martin Olav Sabo 17%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 38%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 25%
Jim Saxton 82%
Edward Schrock 90%
John Shadegg 93%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 76%
Christopher Shays 38%
Donald Sherwood 85%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 38%
Ike Skelton 76%
Gordon Smith 88%
Nick Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 34%
Hilda Solis 17%
Mark Souder 93%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 45%
Pete Stark 19%
Cliff Stearns 97%
Charles Stenholm 72%
Ted Stevens 62%
Ted Strickland 34%
Bart Stupak 57%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 86%
John Sweeney 71%
Tom Tancredo 97%
John Tanner 67%
Ellen Tauscher 24%
William Tauzin 90%
Charles Taylor 96%
Gene Taylor 82%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 69%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
Ed Towns 27%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 21%
James Turner 62%
George Voinovich 88%
James Walsh 76%
Zach Wamp 86%
John Warner 88%
Diane Watson 29%
Mel Watt 12%
Anthony Weiner 14%
David Weldon 97%
W. Curtis Weldon 76%
Gerald Weller 90%
Robert Wexler 14%
Heather Wilson 79%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
David Wu 34%
Albert Wynn 31%
Bill Young 86%

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