Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2009 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 68%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 12%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 75%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 96%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 92%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 92%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 8%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 96%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 96%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 36%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 12%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 4%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 12%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 96%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 96%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 90%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 4%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 92%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 92%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 16%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 8%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 4%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 92%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 8%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 4%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 4%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 4%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 4%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 84%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 0%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 88%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 96%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 72%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 72%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 96%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 92%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 96%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 96%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 8%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 96%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 17%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 96%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 80%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 96%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 96%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 84%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 72%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 4%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 92%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 92%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 24%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 96%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 96%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 92%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 96%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 88%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 88%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 88%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 16%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 96%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 100%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 4%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 4%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 4%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 48%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 8%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 88%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 72%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 92%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 80%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 8%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 12%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 4%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 88%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 24%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 28%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 92%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 4%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 96%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 96%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 84%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 88%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 96%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 16%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 16%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 96%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 38%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 95%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 88%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 88%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 100%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 8%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 64%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 68%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 68%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 8%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 4%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 8%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 92%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 4%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 88%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 14%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 4%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 96%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 17%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 72%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 83%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 4%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 91%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 92%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 96%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 4%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 4%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 12%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 8%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 12%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 88%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 76%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 88%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 4%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 72%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 96%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 68%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 4%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 88%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 96%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 68%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 84%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 92%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 92%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 16%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 92%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 92%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 96%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 96%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 92%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 96%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 12%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 96%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 12%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 88%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 100%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 24%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 24%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 92%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 96%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 80%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 12%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 8%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 96%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 96%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 60%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 96%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 8%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 92%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 75%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 12%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 16%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Jason Altmire 20%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 16%
Steve Austria 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 4%
Brian Baird 12%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 96%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 40%
Melissa Bean 16%
Bob Bennett 84%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 22%
Judy Biggert 80%
Brian Bilbray 88%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
John Boccieri 8%
Kit Bond 76%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 79%
Dan Boren 44%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 14%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
Bobby Bright 72%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
Ginny Brown-Waite 84%
Jim Bunning 96%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 21%
Eric Cantor 100%
Joseph Cao 55%
Dennis Cardoza 8%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 20%
Mike Castle 56%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Travis Childers 40%
Kent Conrad 13%
Jerry Costello 12%
Kathy Dahlkemper 13%
Artur Davis 20%
Geoff Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 29%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 12%
David Dreier 92%
Steve Driehaus 12%
Chet Edwards 16%
Vern Ehlers 76%
Brad Ellsworth 32%
Jo Ann Emerson 72%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 4%
Russ Feingold 24%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 96%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 16%
Judd Gregg 81%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 56%
John Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 20%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 20%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 4%
Pete Hoekstra 96%
Thomas Holden 16%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 96%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Tim Johnson 80%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 8%
Ted Kaufman 4%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Mary Jo Kilroy 4%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Larry Kissell 20%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 8%
Suzanne Kosmas 20%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 28%
Dennis Kucinich 12%
Jon Kyl 92%
Steve LaTourette 68%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 88%
George LeMieux 86%
Jerry Lewis 84%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 24%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 68%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 96%
Betsy Markey 8%
Jim Marshall 32%
Eric Massa 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 84%
Michael McMahon 16%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 27%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 44%
Harry Mitchell 40%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Dennis Moore 0%
Patrick Murphy 4%
Scott Murphy 11%
Jack Murtha 4%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 44%
Glenn Nye III 32%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 4%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 12%
Ron Paul 91%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Perriello 18%
Todd Platts 76%
Earl Pomeroy 8%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 92%
Silvestre Reyes 4%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 12%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 0%
Mark Schauer 8%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 100%
Heath Shuler 24%
Ike Skelton 21%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 4%
Mark Souder 91%
Zack Space 20%
Arlen Specter 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 4%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 96%
Bart Stupak 16%
John Sullivan 100%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 20%
Gene Taylor 56%
Harry Teague 29%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
Ed Towns 0%
George Voinovich 71%
Zach Wamp 96%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 20%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 13%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 92%

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