Rating Group: National Criminal Justice Association

2005 Positions

Issues: Crime , Legal
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 87%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 68%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 75%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 88%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 88%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 88%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 85%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 66%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 50%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 88%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 75%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 66%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 68%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 70%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 47%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 94%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 56%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 76%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 61%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 61%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 88%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 70%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 72%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 72%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 61%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 50%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 55%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 88%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 58%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 88%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 47%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 73%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 77%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 88%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 72%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 70%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 69%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 66%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 75%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 87%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 83%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 88%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 76%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 88%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 66%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 58%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 81%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 82%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 88%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 87%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 88%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 40%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 76%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 94%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 88%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 75%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 83%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 47%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 94%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 46%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 55%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 44%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 88%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 83%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 87%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 87%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 75%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 75%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 88%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 88%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 87%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 88%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 44%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 66%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 55%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 55%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 76%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 83%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 61%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 66%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 87%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 87%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 88%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 72%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 88%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 44%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 88%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 56%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 88%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 58%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 72%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 88%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 72%
NA President Barack Obama II D 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 75%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 75%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 83%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 72%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 88%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 88%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 88%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 72%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 88%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 83%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 88%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 61%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 77%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 88%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 66%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 88%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 66%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 53%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 41%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 55%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 55%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 70%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 70%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 61%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 72%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 66%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 61%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 75%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 88%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 88%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 72%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 88%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 88%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 88%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 87%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 88%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 57%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 72%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 76%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 52%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 88%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 77%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 88%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 88%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 83%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 75%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 72%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 75%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 88%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 72%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 75%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 61%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 83%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 88%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 75%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 88%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 86%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 88%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 88%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 87%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 93%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 88%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 72%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 88%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 86%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 88%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 88%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 93%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 64%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 88%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 88%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 88%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 88%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 94%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 88%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 66%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 87%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 85%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 64%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 62%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 77%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 66%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 88%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 88%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 62%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 61%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 87%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 87%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 72%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 41%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 88%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 76%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 61%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 44%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 88%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 66%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 61%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 88%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 75%
Neil Abercrombie 61%
Gary Ackerman 66%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 88%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Wayne Allard 75%
Thomas Allen 61%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
Spencer Bachus 88%
Brian Baird 72%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
J. Gresham Barrett 88%
John Barrow 94%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
Max Baucus 66%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 88%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 68%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 77%
Judy Biggert 83%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Tim Bishop 72%
Kit Bond 75%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 88%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 77%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 94%
Henry Brown, Jr. 88%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Jim Bunning 75%
Dan Burton 88%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 62%
Dave Camp 88%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 88%
Eric Cantor 88%
Dennis Cardoza 88%
Russ Carnahan 88%
Julia Carson 55%
Mike Castle 82%
Saxby Chambliss 75%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Hillary Clinton 75%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 62%
Norm Coleman 87%
Kent Conrad 71%
Jerry Costello 77%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 82%
Artur Davis 88%
Geoff Davis 88%
Jo Ann Davis 93%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 88%
Bill Delahunt 60%
James DeMint 66%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
Norm Dicks 70%
John Dingell 72%
Chris Dodd 71%
Elizabeth Dole 87%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
John Doolittle 88%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Thelma Drake 88%
David Dreier 83%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 77%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
Philip English 88%
John Ensign 87%
Bob Etheridge 94%
Terry Everett 88%
Tom Feeney 88%
Russ Feingold 75%
Michael Ferguson 87%
Bob Filner 44%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
Barney Frank 55%
Elton Gallegly 88%
Jim Gerlach 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 77%
Paul Gillmor 88%
Phil Gingrey 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 66%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
Bart Gordon 88%
Judd Gregg 57%
Charles Hagel 75%
Ralph Hall 88%
Tom Harkin 71%
Jane Harman 86%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 88%
Robert Hayes 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 88%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 88%
Maurice Hinchey 52%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 50%
Darlene Hooley 77%
Kenny Hulshof 88%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Kay Hutchison 87%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 61%
William Jefferson 72%
Tim Johnson 77%
Timothy Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Ric Keller 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
Patrick Kennedy 70%
Dale Kildee 77%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 64%
Jack Kingston 87%
Joseph Knollenberg 88%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
John Kuhl, Jr. 88%
Jon Kyl 75%
Ray LaHood 83%
Mary Landrieu 87%
Tom Lantos 76%
Tom Latham 88%
Steve LaTourette 88%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Carl Levin 87%
Jerry Lewis 88%
Ron Lewis 88%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 88%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Dick Lugar 87%
Dan Lungren 88%
Connie Mack IV 77%
Don Manzullo 77%
Jim Marshall 100%
Melquiades Martinez 87%
Jim Matheson 72%
Carolyn McCarthy 77%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
James McCrery III 88%
John McHugh 88%
Mike McIntyre 94%
Buck McKeon 88%
Michael McNulty 88%
Martin Meehan 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 61%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
Mike Michaud 61%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 58%
Gary Miller 88%
George Miller 50%
Brad Miller 83%
Alan Mollohan 77%
Dennis Moore 77%
Jim Moran, Jr. 70%
Jack Murtha 83%
Marilyn Musgrave 93%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 87%
Jim Oberstar 58%
Dave Obey 61%
John Olver 52%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 94%
Ed Pastor 55%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 50%
John Peterson 88%
Tom Petri 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 88%
Todd Platts 88%
Earl Pomeroy 94%
Jon Porter, Sr. 88%
Deborah Pryce 88%
Mark Pryor 87%
George Radanovich 88%
Nick Rahall II 77%
James Ramstad 88%
Ralph Regula 88%
Denny Rehberg 88%
Richard Renzi 88%
Silvestre Reyes 94%
Thomas Reynolds 88%
Jay Rockefeller IV 75%
Mike Rogers 88%
Steve Rothman 87%
John Salazar 88%
Ken Salazar 87%
Jim Saxton 88%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Allyson Schwartz 72%
John Shadegg 83%
Christopher Shays 80%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 75%
Olympia Snowe 87%
Vic Snyder 77%
Hilda Solis 56%
Mark Souder 88%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 94%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 77%
Ted Stevens 75%
Bart Stupak 82%
John Sullivan 88%
John Sununu 75%
Tom Tancredo 76%
John Tanner 83%
Ellen Tauscher 66%
Gene Taylor 88%
Lee Terry 88%
Craig Thomas 62%
Todd Tiahrt 88%
John Tierney 44%
Ed Towns 66%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 66%
Mark Udall 72%
George Voinovich 75%
James Walsh 88%
Zach Wamp 88%
John Warner 87%
Diane Watson 56%
Mel Watt 50%
Henry Waxman 52%
Anthony Weiner 66%
David Weldon 88%
Gerald Weller 88%
Robert Wexler 58%
Heather Wilson 82%
Frank Wolf 88%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
David Wu 61%
Albert Wynn 77%
Bill Young 87%

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