Rating Group: Concerned Women for America

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
Chris Chocola 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
Michael Collins 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
William Frist 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Porter Goss 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
Mark Green 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
William Janklow 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
Ric Keller 100%
Mark Kennedy 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
Scott McInnis 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
James Nussle 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
John Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
Jack Quinn 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Edward Schrock 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Douglas Bereuter 92%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 92%
Henry Bonilla 92%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
Chris Cannon 92%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
Jennifer Dunn 92%
Vern Ehlers 92%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 92%
Mark Foley 92%
Elton Gallegly 92%
Paul Gillmor 92%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 92%
Christopher John 92%
Tim Johnson 92%
Joseph Knollenberg 92%
Steve LaTourette 92%
John Linder 92%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 92%
Ken Lucas 92%
James McCrery III 92%
John McHugh 92%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 92%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 92%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 92%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 92%
Thomas William Osborne 92%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
Richard Pombo 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 92%
Ralph Regula 92%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 92%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 92%
Jim Saxton 92%
Ike Skelton 92%
William Tauzin 92%
Gene Taylor 92%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 92%
Gerald Weller 92%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 92%
Bill Young 92%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 91%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 91%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 89%
Gordon Smith 89%
Arlen Specter 89%
Ted Stevens 89%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Marion Berry 85%
Philip English 85%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 85%
David Lee Hobson 85%
Thomas Holden 85%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 85%
Michael Oxley 85%
Todd Platts 85%
Jon Porter, Sr. 85%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 85%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 85%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Charles Stenholm 85%
Heather Wilson 85%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 85%
Robert Cramer 83%
Lincoln Davis 83%
William Lipinski 83%
Robert William Ney 83%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 83%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 83%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 83%
Ben Campbell 78%
John Warner 78%
Sue Kelly 77%
Jerry Lewis 77%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 77%
Alan Mollohan 77%
Ron Paul 77%
Mike Ross 77%
John Tanner 77%
William Thomas 77%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 77%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 73%
David Dreier 73%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 73%
Charlie Bass 69%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 69%
Thomas Davis III 69%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 69%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 69%
Bart Gordon 69%
Jim Marshall 69%
Jack Murtha 69%
Deborah Pryce 69%
James Ramstad 69%
Bart Stupak 69%
John Sweeney 69%
James Turner 69%
Leonard Boswell 67%
John Breaux 67%
Baron Hill 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 67%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Brad Carson 64%
Judy Biggert 62%
Paul Kanjorski 62%
Dale Kildee 62%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 62%
Michael McNulty 62%
Doug Ose 62%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 58%
Harold Ford, Jr. 56%
Sherwood Boehlert 54%
Wayne Gilchrest 54%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 54%
Nicholas Lampson 54%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 54%
Earl Pomeroy 54%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 54%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 54%
Christopher Shays 54%
William Jefferson 50%
James Leach 50%
Mike Castle 46%
Artur Davis 46%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 46%
Bob Etheridge 46%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 46%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 46%
Albert Wynn 46%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 44%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 44%
Olympia Snowe 44%
James Greenwood 42%
Jim Oberstar 42%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 38%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 38%
Darlene Hooley 38%
James Kolbe 38%
Dennis Moore 38%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 38%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 38%
John Spratt, Jr. 38%
Ted Strickland 38%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 38%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 36%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 33%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 33%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 33%
Rick Boucher 31%
James Davis 31%
Peter Deutsch 31%
Chet Edwards 31%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 31%
Gerald Kleczka 31%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 31%
David Wu 31%
Dave Obey 30%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 27%
Julia Carson 27%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 27%
Robert Byrd 25%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 25%
Ernest Hollings 25%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 25%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 25%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 25%
Chris Bell 23%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 23%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 23%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 23%
Edward Case 23%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 23%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 23%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 23%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 23%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 23%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 23%
Ciro Rodriguez 23%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 23%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 23%
Evan Bayh 22%
Kent Conrad 22%
Thomas Daschle 22%
Byron Dorgan 22%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 22%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 22%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 22%
Blanche Lincoln 22%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 20%
Major Owens 20%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 18%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 18%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 17%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 17%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 17%
Jonas Frost III 17%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 17%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 17%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 17%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 17%
Robert Wexler 17%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 15%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 15%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 15%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 15%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
Calvin Dooley 15%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 15%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 15%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 15%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 15%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 15%
Denise Majette 15%
Robert Matsui 15%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 15%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 15%
Brad Miller 15%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 15%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 15%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 15%
Anthony Weiner 15%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 11%
James Merrill Jeffords 11%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 11%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 11%
Shelley Berkley 10%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
Karen McCarthy 10%
Steve Rothman 10%
Jane Harman 9%
Donald Payne 9%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 9%
Vic Snyder 9%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 8%
Brian Baird 8%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 8%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 8%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 8%
Lane Evans 8%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 8%
Bob Filner 8%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 8%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 8%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 8%
Martin Meehan 8%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 8%
Martin Olav Sabo 8%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 8%
Hilda Solis 8%
Pete Stark 8%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 8%
Ed Towns 8%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 8%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 8%
Diane Watson 8%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 8%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 0%
Max Baucus 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
John Edwards 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Daniel Graham 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Joe Lieberman 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
John Olver 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
Mel Watt 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%

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