Rating Group: Concerned Women for America

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Gary Ackerman 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 31%
Rob Andrews 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 21%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Charlie Bass 57%
Max Baucus 11%
Evan Bayh 11%
Melissa Bean 43%
Bob Beauprez 92%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 14%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 79%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 22%
Tim Bishop 23%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Dan Boren 79%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 56%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 54%
Russ Carnahan 29%
Julia Carson 21%
Edward Case 31%
Mike Castle 43%
Lincoln Chafee 67%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 64%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 11%
Howard Coble 77%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 93%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 64%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 46%
Geoff Davis 100%
James Davis 17%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 71%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 93%
Norm Dicks 36%
John Dingell 31%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 71%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 79%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Lane Evans 22%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 17%
Mark Foley 57%
Harold Ford, Jr. 54%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 71%
Barney Frank 7%
William Frist 89%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 62%
Jim Gibbons 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 38%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 23%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 62%
Mark Green 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 100%
Tom Harkin 11%
Jane Harman 17%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 92%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 79%
Rush Holt, Jr. 29%
Darlene Hooley 31%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
Daniel Inouye 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 29%
William Jefferson 31%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Nancy Johnson 38%
Tim Johnson 93%
Timothy Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 64%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
Dale Kildee 64%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 23%
Jack Kingston 93%
Joseph Knollenberg 92%
Herb Kohl 14%
James Kolbe 38%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 93%
Mary Landrieu 67%
Tom Lantos 25%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 77%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 64%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 92%
Connie Mack IV 71%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 93%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Jim Matheson 64%
Carolyn McCarthy 31%
Thaddeus McCotter 93%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 93%
Mike McIntyre 93%
Buck McKeon 77%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 20%
Michael McNulty 38%
Martin Meehan 31%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 36%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 69%
Mike Michaud 36%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 33%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 23%
Brad Miller 36%
Alan Mollohan 86%
Dennis Moore 46%
Jim Moran, Jr. 29%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 89%
Robert William Ney 93%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 46%
John Olver 14%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Major Owens 15%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ed Pastor 23%
Ron Paul 62%
Donald Payne 15%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 71%
Richard Pombo 92%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Jon Porter, Sr. 64%
Deborah Pryce 79%
Mark Pryor 56%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 92%
James Ramstad 71%
Ralph Regula 79%
Denny Rehberg 93%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 42%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 11%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 17%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 15%
John Salazar 62%
Ken Salazar 44%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 93%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Allyson Schwartz 36%
John Schwarz 71%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 77%
Christopher Shays 36%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 42%
Ike Skelton 71%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 78%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mike Sodrel 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 23%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 88%
John Spratt, Jr. 43%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 31%
Bart Stupak 77%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 69%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 93%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 23%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 100%
Lee Terry 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 69%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
John Tierney 23%
Ed Towns 31%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 31%
Mark Udall 31%
George Voinovich 89%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 8%
Mel Watt 14%
Henry Waxman 15%
Anthony Weiner 23%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 77%
Gerald Weller 92%
Robert Wexler 23%
Heather Wilson 67%
Frank Wolf 92%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 29%
Albert Wynn 46%
Bill Young 92%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 21%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 15%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 57%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 36%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 31%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 29%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 23%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 21%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 29%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 33%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 14%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 29%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 38%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 8%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 46%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 46%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 31%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 64%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 36%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 17%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 31%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 31%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 31%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 31%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 31%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 38%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 31%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 29%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 15%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 29%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 11%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 36%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 54%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 30%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 21%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 43%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 58%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 8%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 21%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 23%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 23%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 57%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 38%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 11%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 36%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 25%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 93%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 31%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 57%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 31%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 23%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 15%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 7%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 23%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 31%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 11%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 31%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 7%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 23%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 23%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 33%
NA President Barack Obama II D 11%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 29%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 31%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 29%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 23%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 11%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 23%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 31%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 23%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 46%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 23%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 8%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 21%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 7%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 15%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 18%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 31%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 43%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 31%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 23%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 29%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 15%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 36%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 21%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 15%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 11%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 31%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 14%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 15%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 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%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 69%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 79%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 71%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 78%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 93%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 77%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 69%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 69%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 77%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 86%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 93%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 92%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 93%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 93%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 69%
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-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 54%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 92%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 92%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 93%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 93%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 79%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 69%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 69%

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