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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Christian Coalition of America

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 89%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 22%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 29%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 89%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 89%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 89%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 43%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 14%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 89%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 78%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 11%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 22%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 89%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 44%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 43%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 89%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 38%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 89%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 22%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 14%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 78%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 89%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 29%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 11%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 88%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 22%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 89%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 78%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 22%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 56%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 11%
Rob Andrews 22%
Bill Archer 78%
Richard Armey 89%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
Cass Ballenger 89%
James Barcia 89%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 89%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 67%
Herbert Bateman 67%
Max Baucus 14%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 11%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 56%
Brian Bilbray 78%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Rod Blagojevich 22%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 78%
Sherwood Boehlert 22%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 89%
David Edward Bonior 22%
Sonny Bono 89%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 22%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
John Breaux 85%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Richard Bryan 14%

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