Rating Group: AIDS United

1997-1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 27%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 27%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 40%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 80%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 18%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 30%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 80%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 30%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 16%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 7%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 18%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 30%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 80%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 40%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 30%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 18%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 90%
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-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 30%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 90%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 33%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 18%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 90%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 40%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 40%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 27%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 30%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 18%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 40%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 87%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 9%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 90%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 9%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 36%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 36%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 70%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 70%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
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 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 9%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 90%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 25%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 18%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 10%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 9%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 45%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 9%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 20%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 40%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 30%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 30%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 55%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 10%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 18%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 36%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 10%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 9%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 9%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 70%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 18%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
OH Governor John Kasich R 27%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 80%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 27%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 9%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 33%
Max Baucus 80%
Bob Bennett 60%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 80%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 60%
Henry Bonilla 55%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
John Breaux 80%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 18%
Jim Bunning 30%
Conrad Burns 40%
Dan Burton 27%
Steve Buyer 55%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 36%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 90%
Chris Cannon 10%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 70%
John Chafee 80%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 27%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80%
Robert Clement 70%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 27%
Gary Condit 72%
Kent Conrad 80%
Merrill Cook 30%
John Cooksey 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 50%
Christopher Cox 20%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 40%
Robert Cramer 66%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 80%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 54%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 16%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 60%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 9%
Byron Dorgan 80%
David Dreier 30%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 16%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 27%
Thomas Ewing 27%
Russ Feingold 80%
Bob Filner 90%
Mark Foley 88%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Tillie Fowler 36%
Barney Frank 90%
Robert Franks 50%
William Frist 60%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 81%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 40%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 22%
Benjamin Gilman 54%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
William Goodling 30%
Bart Gordon 60%
Slade Gorton 60%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 80%
William Phillip Gramm 40%
Rodney Grams 40%
James Greenwood 80%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
Tony Hall 60%
James Hansen 33%
J. Dennis Hastert 16%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 27%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 18%
Rick Hill 20%
Van Hilleary 9%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 70%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 70%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Asa Hutchinson 18%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Kay Hutchison 40%
Henry Hyde 50%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 30%
Christopher John 66%
Nancy Johnson 90%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Sue Kelly 54%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Bob Kerrey 80%
Dale Kildee 70%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
Ronald Klink 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 36%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 80%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 20%
John LaFalce 70%
Ray LaHood 40%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
Rick Lazio 60%
James Leach 66%
Jerry Lewis 70%
Ron Lewis 18%
Joe Lieberman 80%
John Linder 30%
William Lipinski 45%
Robert Livingston 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 40%
Dick Lugar 40%
William Luther 70%
Connie Mack 60%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 10%
Matthew Martinez 90%
Frank Mascara 60%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 80%
Bill McCollum 22%
James McCrery III 36%
John McHugh 33%
Scott McInnis 18%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 30%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 40%
David Minge 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Constance Morella 100%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Frank Murkowski 40%
Jack Murtha 55%
Sue Myrick 18%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 27%
Robert William Ney 45%
Don Nickles 33%
Anne Northup 36%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 9%
James Nussle 30%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ronald Packard 44%
Mike Parker 20%
Ron Paul 10%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 40%
John Peterson 27%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 18%
Owen Pickett 70%
Richard Pombo 9%
Earl Pomeroy 70%
John Edward Porter 60%
Deborah Pryce 50%
Jack Quinn 25%
George Radanovich 10%
James Ramstad 40%
Ralph Regula 50%
Silvestre Reyes 55%
Bob Riley 22%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 66%
Timothy Roemer 50%
James Rogan 30%
William Roth, Jr. 60%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 50%
Jim Ryun 18%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 66%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Jim Saxton 27%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Robert Schaffer 10%
John Shadegg 18%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 30%
Christopher Shays 90%
E.G. Shuster 30%
Norman Sisisky 70%
Joseph Skeen 45%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 40%
Nick Smith 30%
Bob Smith 14%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 27%
Arlen Specter 75%
Floyd Spence 18%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 60%
Ted Strickland 63%
Bob Stump 18%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sununu 30%
James Talent 18%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 81%
William Tauzin 18%
Charles Taylor 25%
Gene Taylor 30%
Craig Thomas 40%
William Thomas 60%
Fred Thompson 60%
Karen Thurman 90%
Strom Thurmond 60%
Todd Tiahrt 9%
Robert Torricelli 80%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 27%
James Turner 60%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 36%
Zach Wamp 9%
John Warner 50%
Wesley Watkins 27%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 27%
David Weldon 18%
W. Curtis Weldon 36%
Gerald Weller 30%
Paul Wellstone 75%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 90%
Heather Wilson 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 70%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 50%

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