Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 29%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 9%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 5%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 14%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 8%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 67%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 18%
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 5%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 41%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 95%
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 67%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 91%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 91%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 95%
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 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 5%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 9%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 8%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 91%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 9%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 14%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 73%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 83%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 91%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 59%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 90%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 67%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 14%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 5%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 95%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 95%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 95%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 28%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 37%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 58%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 5%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 9%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 5%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 5%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 36%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 68%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 17%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 5%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 14%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 9%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 9%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 36%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 52%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
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 14%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 55%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 81%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 82%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 27%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 25%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 14%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 9%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 25%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 14%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 58%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 17%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 95%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 95%
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 76%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 82%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 91%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 95%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 86%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 82%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 42%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 15%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 14%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 9%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 95%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 18%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 95%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 67%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 9%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 36%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 83%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 95%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 5%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 8%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 36%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 83%
NA President Barack Obama II D 83%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 95%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 36%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 5%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 41%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 9%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 9%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 23%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 23%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 27%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 19%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 86%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 23%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 67%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 18%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 67%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 86%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 9%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 91%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 81%
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 95%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 95%
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 95%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 89%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 73%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 83%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 14%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 18%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 91%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 14%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 18%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 81%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 9%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 8%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 27%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 95%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 95%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 95%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 29%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 36%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 5%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 82%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 77%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 27%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 14%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 18%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 77%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 83%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 75%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 5%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 95%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 42%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 17%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 18%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 77%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 9%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 18%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 10%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 11%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 5%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 9%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 5%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 5%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 10%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 5%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 79%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 9%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 5%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 5%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 14%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 48%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 86%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 10%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 95%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 8%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 14%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 59%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 14%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 9%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 14%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 91%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 10%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 17%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 23%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 95%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 14%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 95%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 18%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 27%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 95%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 18%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 68%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 70%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 10%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 9%
Wayne Allard 8%
George Allen 17%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 82%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Brian Baird 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
Charlie Bass 27%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 67%
Melissa Bean 64%
Bob Beauprez 20%
Bob Bennett 25%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 41%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 29%
Dan Boren 27%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 82%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 10%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 17%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 75%
Chris Cannon 15%
Eric Cantor 5%
Dennis Cardoza 73%
Russ Carnahan 86%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 77%
Mike Castle 47%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 18%
Hillary Clinton 83%
Norm Coleman 17%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jerry Costello 64%
Larry Craig 25%
Robert Cramer 45%
Barbara Cubin 18%
Artur Davis 68%
Geoff Davis 14%
James Davis 79%
Jo Ann Davis 6%
Lincoln Davis 32%
Thomas Davis III 19%
Bill Delahunt 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 17%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 95%
Chris Dodd 80%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
Thelma Drake 9%
David Dreier 18%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 19%
Philip English 18%
John Ensign 17%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 10%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 18%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 29%
Harold Ford, Jr. 57%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 25%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Jim Gibbons 14%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 14%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 5%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 19%
Judd Gregg 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 14%
Jane Harman 85%
Katherine Harris 15%
Melissa Hart 9%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 9%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 9%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 52%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 18%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 52%
Darlene Hooley 91%
John Nathan Hostettler 18%
Kenny Hulshof 14%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Kay Hutchison 17%
Henry Hyde 6%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 27%
Daniel Inouye 82%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 92%
William Lewis Jenkins 9%
Nancy Johnson 41%
Tim Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 71%
Ric Keller 10%
Sue Kelly 27%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Mark Kennedy 18%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 18%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 33%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 14%
Jon Kyl 17%
Ray LaHood 19%
Tom Lantos 91%
Steve LaTourette 36%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
James Leach 64%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 9%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 17%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 14%
Connie Mack IV 23%
Don Manzullo 23%
Jim Marshall 32%
Melquiades Martinez 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 18%
James McCrery III 14%
John McHugh 18%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 79%
Martin Meehan 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 86%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 82%
Alan Mollohan 73%
Dennis Moore 77%
Jack Murtha 77%
Marilyn Musgrave 10%
Sue Myrick 5%
Ben Nelson 17%
Robert William Ney 22%
Anne Northup 6%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 14%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Thomas William Osborne 18%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 10%
Ron Paul 55%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 9%
Todd Platts 19%
Richard Pombo 14%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Jon Porter, Sr. 23%
Deborah Pryce 23%
George Radanovich 10%
James Ramstad 27%
Ralph Regula 14%
Denny Rehberg 18%
Richard Renzi 14%
Silvestre Reyes 71%
Thomas Reynolds 15%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 86%
Jim Ryun 5%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Ken Salazar 58%
Rick Santorum 17%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
Jim Saxton 23%
Jean Schmidt 13%
John Schwarz 45%
John Shadegg 18%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 24%
Christopher Shays 59%
Donald Sherwood 24%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 55%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 91%
Mike Sodrel 14%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 14%
Arlen Specter 58%
John Spratt, Jr. 55%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Ted Stevens 17%
Ted Strickland 72%
Bart Stupak 81%
John Sullivan 5%
John Sununu 42%
John Sweeney 32%
James Talent 17%
Tom Tancredo 9%
John Tanner 67%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
Charles Taylor 14%
Gene Taylor 14%
Craig Thomas 17%
William Thomas 24%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 95%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
George Voinovich 17%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 14%
John Warner 25%
Diane Watson 95%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 5%
W. Curtis Weldon 19%
Gerald Weller 14%
Robert Wexler 95%
Heather Wilson 24%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 86%
Albert Wynn 91%
Bill Young 10%

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