Rating Group: The Arc

2007-2008 Positions

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

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