Rating Group: Eagle Forum

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Todd Akin 96%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Wayne Allard 93%
George Allen 93%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 0%
Cass Ballenger 81%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 13%
Bob Beauprez 85%
Chris Bell 8%
Bob Bennett 87%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 46%
Judy Biggert 38%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
Sherwood Boehlert 38%
Kit Bond 87%
Henry Bonilla 76%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 62%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Rick Boucher 12%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36%
John Breaux 47%
Henry Brown, Jr. 88%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 93%
Conrad Burns 87%
Max Burns 88%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 21%
Ben Campbell 80%
Chris Cannon 96%
Dennis Cardoza 23%
Brad Carson 33%
Julia Carson 4%
Edward Case 12%
Mike Castle 23%
Chris Chocola 85%
Hillary Clinton 13%
Norm Coleman 80%
Michael Collins 96%
Kent Conrad 20%
Jon Corzine 13%
Jerry Costello 54%
Christopher Cox 92%
Larry Craig 93%
Robert Cramer 56%
Philip Crane 96%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 88%
Thomas Daschle 13%
Artur Davis 12%
James Davis 4%
Jo Ann Davis 96%
Lincoln Davis 63%
Thomas Davis III 38%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 96%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 7%
Elizabeth Dole 87%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 86%
Calvin Dooley 8%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 27%
David Dreier 57%
Jennifer Dunn 73%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 62%
Jo Ann Emerson 84%
Philip English 62%
John Ensign 93%
Bob Etheridge 15%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 96%
Tom Feeney 96%
Russ Feingold 7%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 87%
Ernest Fletcher 72%
Mark Foley 77%
Harold Ford, Jr. 19%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 80%
Jonas Frost III 4%
Elton Gallegly 88%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 69%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 96%
Bart Gordon 42%
Porter Goss 76%
Daniel Graham 0%
Mark Green 88%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 87%
Gilbert Gutknecht 96%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 81%
Melissa Hart 73%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 96%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Baron Hill 35%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
David Lee Hobson 65%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 4%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 54%
Ernest Hollings 29%
Darlene Hooley 19%
John Nathan Hostettler 96%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 15%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Kay Hutchison 80%
Henry Hyde 88%
Daniel Inouye 13%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Janklow 90%
William Jefferson 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 13%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 48%
Nancy Johnson 29%
Tim Johnson 65%
Paul Kanjorski 31%
Ric Keller 92%
Sue Kelly 56%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 7%
Mark Kennedy 88%
Patrick Kennedy 4%
Dale Kildee 31%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Gerald Kleczka 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 65%
Herb Kohl 7%
James Kolbe 27%
Dennis Kucinich 15%
Jon Kyl 93%
Ray LaHood 76%
Nicholas Lampson 19%
Tom Lantos 4%
Steve LaTourette 65%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
James Leach 28%
Jerry Lewis 58%
Ron Lewis 88%
Joe Lieberman 8%
Blanche Lincoln 14%
John Linder 85%
William Lipinski 54%
Trent Lott, Sr. 93%
Dick Lugar 87%
Denise Majette 8%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 46%
Robert Matsui 4%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 85%
James McCrery III 75%
John McHugh 68%
Scott McInnis 92%
Michael McNulty 27%
Martin Meehan 4%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 35%
Dennis Moore 15%
Jack Murtha 31%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 73%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 77%
Robert William Ney 84%
Don Nickles 93%
Anne Northup 84%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 85%
Jim Oberstar 28%
Dave Obey 13%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 27%
Thomas William Osborne 69%
Doug Ose 38%
Major Owens 10%
Michael Oxley 68%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 77%
Todd Platts 81%
Richard Pombo 92%
Earl Pomeroy 31%
Jon Porter, Sr. 73%
Deborah Pryce 46%
Jack Quinn 64%
George Radanovich 79%
James Ramstad 58%
Ralph Regula 69%
Denny Rehberg 81%
Richard Renzi 88%
Silvestre Reyes 15%
Thomas Reynolds 77%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 4%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 21%
Rick Santorum 87%
Paul Sarbanes 8%
Jim Saxton 73%
Edward Schrock 92%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 69%
Christopher Shays 42%
Donald Sherwood 81%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 31%
Ike Skelton 64%
Gordon Smith 80%
Nick Smith 92%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 5%
Hilda Solis 4%
Mark Souder 81%
Arlen Specter 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
Pete Stark 4%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 54%
Ted Stevens 87%
Ted Strickland 12%
Bart Stupak 38%
John Sullivan 96%
John Sununu 87%
John Sweeney 60%
James Talent 87%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 77%
Charles Taylor 96%
Gene Taylor 77%
Craig Thomas 93%
William Thomas 62%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 35%
George Voinovich 80%
James Walsh 77%
Zach Wamp 96%
John Warner 80%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 8%
David Weldon 96%
W. Curtis Weldon 71%
Gerald Weller 80%
Robert Wexler 4%
Heather Wilson 62%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 19%
Albert Wynn 19%
Bill Young 74%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 4%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 4%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 8%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 7%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 8%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 8%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 4%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 13%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 4%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 13%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 33%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 4%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 15%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 8%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 4%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 4%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 29%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 4%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 15%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 4%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 31%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 12%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 4%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 15%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 4%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 17%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 4%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 5%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 8%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 15%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 4%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 13%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 19%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 4%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 20%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 23%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 12%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 4%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 7%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 4%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 12%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 73%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 31%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 4%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 38%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 8%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 64%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 4%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 19%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 7%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 14%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 4%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 4%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 13%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 12%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 4%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 4%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 4%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 27%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 38%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 7%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 7%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 19%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 23%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 4%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 8%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 13%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 23%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 4%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 4%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 7%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 8%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 4%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 16%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 12%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 4%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 12%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 4%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 7%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 13%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 4%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 12%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 88%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 87%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 96%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 88%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 92%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 81%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 81%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 88%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 65%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 93%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 77%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 81%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 81%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 96%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 58%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 96%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 96%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 87%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 96%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 93%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 76%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 93%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 93%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 85%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 96%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 96%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 80%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 88%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 96%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 96%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 54%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 92%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 62%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 92%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 92%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 93%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 73%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 87%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 87%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 85%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 88%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 93%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 93%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 88%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 76%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 96%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 73%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 96%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 42%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 85%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 81%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 69%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 96%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 73%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 92%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 69%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 88%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 73%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 91%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 96%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 85%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 87%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 81%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 85%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 96%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 76%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 92%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 96%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 73%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 92%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 86%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 85%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 96%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 73%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 64%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 88%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 93%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 96%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 87%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 88%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 88%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 69%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 73%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 92%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 88%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 85%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 83%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 96%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 80%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 65%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 92%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 58%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 88%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 92%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 69%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 96%

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