Rating Group: American Association of University Women

2005 Positions

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

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