Rating Group: Traditional Values Coalition

2006 Positions

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

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