Rating Group: St. Joseph Health System

2005-2006 Positions

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

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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