Rating Group: Eagle Forum

2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 30%
Gary Ackerman 30%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 87%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Jason Altmire 40%
Rob Andrews 22%
Michael Arcuri 30%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 77%
Brian Baird 33%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 30%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 37%
Melissa Bean 30%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 40%
Bob Bennett 87%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 30%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 14%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 80%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 90%
Jeff Bingaman 12%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 30%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 30%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 90%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 90%
Kit Bond 87%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 90%
Dan Boren 30%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 22%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 12%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 77%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 30%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 30%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 30%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 50%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 87%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 40%
Steve Buyer 90%
Robert Byrd 50%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 90%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 80%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 25%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 60%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 30%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 30%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 12%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
Russ Carnahan 22%
Christopher Carney 40%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 12%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 42%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 37%
Mike Castle 30%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 87%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Travis Childers 50%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 30%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 40%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 30%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 30%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 87%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 30%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 90%
Norm Coleman 71%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 25%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 80%
Kent Conrad 14%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 40%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 30%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 87%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 83%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 30%
Jerry Costello 44%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 40%
Larry Craig 85%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 80%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 33%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 20%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 30%
Artur Davis 30%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 33%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 40%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 40%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 30%
Bill Delahunt 40%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 30%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 30%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
Norm Dicks 22%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 30%
Chris Dodd 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 33%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 30%
Byron Dorgan 37%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 30%
David Dreier 88%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 12%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 33%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 80%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 22%
Brad Ellsworth 40%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 22%
John Ensign 87%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 30%
Bob Etheridge 30%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 90%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 30%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 30%
Russ Feingold 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 12%
Bob Filner 30%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 88%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 90%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 42%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
Barney Frank 30%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60%
Elton Gallegly 80%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 30%
Gabrielle Giffords 30%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 40%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Bart Gordon 22%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 85%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 87%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 88%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 30%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 40%
Judd Gregg 83%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 33%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 71%
John Hall 30%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
Phil Hare 30%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 12%
Jane Harman 30%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 33%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 87%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 30%
Baron Hill 40%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 55%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 30%
Paul Hodes 33%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 40%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 30%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 22%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 30%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 100%
Kay Hutchison 87%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 12%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 40%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 87%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 22%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 30%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 37%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 40%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
Tim Johnson 70%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
Steve Kagen 40%
Paul Kanjorski 30%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 16%
Patrick Kennedy 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 12%
Dale Kildee 30%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 28%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 55%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
Ron Klein 30%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 90%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 12%
Herb Kohl 12%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Jon Kyl 87%
Ray LaHood 50%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 75%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 30%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 30%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 30%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 80%
Steve LaTourette 55%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
Frank Lautenberg 12%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 12%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 22%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 12%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 22%
Jerry Lewis 90%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 30%
Joe Lieberman 12%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 30%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 30%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 30%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Dick Lugar 75%
Dan Lungren 80%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 40%
Connie Mack IV 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 30%
Don Manzullo 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 30%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 62%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 40%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 30%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 30%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 12%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 90%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 30%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 87%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 40%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 30%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
John McHugh 50%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 40%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 80%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 88%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 30%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 30%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 22%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 22%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 12%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 40%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 12%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 60%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 88%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 22%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
Brad Miller 30%
Harry Mitchell 30%
Alan Mollohan 22%
Dennis Moore 30%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 30%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 30%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 57%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 30%
Patrick Murphy 30%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 12%
Jack Murtha 30%
Sue Myrick 90%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 30%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 44%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 30%
Ben Nelson 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 90%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 30%
John Olver 30%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 30%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 20%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 33%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 90%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 88%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 30%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 80%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Todd Platts 60%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
Earl Pomeroy 30%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 30%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 37%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 80%
George Radanovich 90%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 33%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 37%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 12%
Denny Rehberg 90%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 60%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 37%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Laura Richardson 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 12%
Ciro Rodriguez 40%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 80%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 80%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 40%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 30%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 30%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 33%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 30%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 40%
Ken Salazar 25%
William Sali 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 44%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 25%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 30%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 30%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 30%
Jean Schmidt 80%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 12%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 30%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 30%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 40%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 77%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 88%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 33%
John Shadegg 90%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 44%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
Heath Shuler 40%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 90%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 80%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 30%
Ike Skelton 30%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 30%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 22%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 60%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 70%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Vic Snyder 30%
Hilda Solis 33%
Mark Souder 80%
Zack Space 30%
Arlen Specter 28%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
Pete Stark 40%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 71%
Bart Stupak 40%
John Sullivan 70%
John Sununu 62%
Betty Sutton 30%
Tom Tancredo 80%
John Tanner 30%
Ellen Tauscher 30%
Gene Taylor 40%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 80%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 37%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 40%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 30%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 87%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 70%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 30%
Ed Towns 22%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 30%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 71%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 40%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 40%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 30%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 40%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 75%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 88%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 40%
Zach Wamp 60%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 30%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 30%
Diane Watson 30%
Mel Watt 30%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 30%
Jim Webb, Jr. 12%
Anthony Weiner 30%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 37%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
Robert Wexler 30%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 12%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 33%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 90%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 70%
Lynn Woolsey 37%
David Wu 30%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 30%
Bill Young 80%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 57%

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