Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 52%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 55%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 43%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 42%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 61%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 76%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 4%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 98%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 12%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 7%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 34%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 13%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 6%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 52%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 12%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 84%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 54%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 86%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 67%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 14%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 4%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 11%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 9%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 6%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 64%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 13%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 7%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 49%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 43%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 79%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 29%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 79%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 86%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 94%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 78%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 49%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 19%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 7%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 8%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 13%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 55%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 10%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 57%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 58%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 98%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 87%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 8%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 7%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 11%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 12%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 21%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 7%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 12%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 22%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 6%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 48%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 7%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 4%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 8%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 31%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 65%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 17%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 9%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 57%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 56%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 52%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 16%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 97%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 88%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 75%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 9%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 43%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 7%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 74%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 86%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 30%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 43%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 7%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 70%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 3%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 44%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 20%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 4%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 4%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 17%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 8%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 7%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 4%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 7%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 86%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 7%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 51%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 62%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 9%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 94%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 47%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 61%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 52%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 14%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 13%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 18%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 58%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 14%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 54%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 48%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 10%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 86%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 67%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 9%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 80%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 78%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 82%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 19%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 88%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 87%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 86%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 66%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 78%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 71%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 61%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 72%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 18%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 55%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 69%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 78%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 51%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 69%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 50%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 48%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 13%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 57%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 86%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 13%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 66%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 59%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 7%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 4%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 6%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 22%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 77%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 39%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 9%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 84%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 7%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 75%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 47%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 99%
Neil Abercrombie 15%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 84%
Rodney Alexander 48%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 11%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
Spencer Bachus 64%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 58%
Brian Baird 18%
Richard Hugh Baker 67%
J. Gresham Barrett 78%
John Barrow 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 1%
Melissa Bean 47%
Bob Bennett 71%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 26%
Joe Biden, Jr. 1%
Judy Biggert 54%
Jeff Bingaman 1%
Tim Bishop 10%
John Boehner 59%
Kit Bond 56%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 51%
Mary Bono Mack 44%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 24%
Rick Boucher 18%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 50%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
Corrine Brown 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 52%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
Jim Bunning 94%
Dan Burton 67%
Steve Buyer 67%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 53%
John Campbell III 84%
Chris Cannon 79%
Eric Cantor 72%
Lois Capps 11%
Dennis Cardoza 28%
Russ Carnahan 12%
Julia Carson 4%
Mike Castle 48%
Saxby Chambliss 93%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Hillary Clinton 8%
Howard Coble 67%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Norm Coleman 44%
Kent Conrad 15%
Jerry Costello 10%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 47%
Ander Crenshaw 56%
Barbara Cubin 64%
Artur Davis 25%
Geoff Davis 55%
Jo Ann Davis 46%
Lincoln Davis 40%
Thomas Davis III 47%
Bill Delahunt 9%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 47%
Norm Dicks 13%
John Dingell 8%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 54%
John Doolittle 46%
Byron Dorgan 5%
Thelma Drake 56%
David Dreier 60%
Chet Edwards 38%
Vern Ehlers 49%
Jo Ann Emerson 37%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 94%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Terry Everett 51%
Sam Farr 7%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 11%
Tom Feeney 84%
Russ Feingold 1%
Michael Ferguson 44%
Bob Filner 13%
Randy Forbes 66%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 71%
Barney Frank 9%
Elton Gallegly 49%
Scott Garrett 91%
Jim Gerlach 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 56%
Phil Gingrey 78%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 43%
Bart Gordon 29%
Judd Gregg 92%
Charles Hagel 87%
Ralph Hall 49%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 13%
Doc Hastings 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 30%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 29%
David Lee Hobson 49%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Thomas Holden 18%
Rush Holt, Jr. 9%
Mike Honda 5%
Darlene Hooley 11%
Kenny Hulshof 53%
Duncan Hunter 63%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 81%
Daniel Inouye 2%
Steve Israel 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 7%
William Jefferson 42%
Bobby Jindal 55%
Tim Johnson 40%
Timothy Johnson 3%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
Richard Keller 68%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 7%
John Kerry 4%
Dale Kildee 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 7%
Jack Kingston 67%
Mark Kirk 37%
John Kline 70%
Joseph Knollenberg 57%
Herb Kohl 6%
Dennis Kucinich 7%
John Kuhl, Jr. 58%
Jon Kyl 94%
Ray LaHood 39%
Mary Landrieu 11%
Tom Lantos 5%
Tom Latham 53%
Steve LaTourette 39%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 5%
Jerry Lewis 49%
Ron Lewis 67%
Joe Lieberman 1%
Blanche Lincoln 12%
John Linder 85%
Trent Lott, Sr. 71%
Dick Lugar 52%
Dan Lungren 78%
Connie Mack IV 75%
Don Manzullo 67%
Jim Marshall 27%
Melquiades Martinez 75%
Jim Matheson 47%
Carolyn McCarthy 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 44%
James McCrery III 55%
Jim McDermott 11%
John McHugh 36%
Mike McIntyre 30%
Buck McKeon 53%
Michael McNulty 7%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 13%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 42%
John Mica 64%
Mike Michaud 9%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Candice Miller 50%
Gary Miller 62%
George Miller 7%
Jeff Miller 76%
Brad Miller 4%
Alan Mollohan 21%
Dennis Moore 17%
Jim Moran, Jr. 18%
Jack Murtha 14%
Marilyn Musgrave 85%
Sue Myrick 81%
Ben Nelson 49%
Randy Neugebauer 92%
Barack Obama II 7%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 6%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 24%
Ed Pastor 9%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 53%
Tom Petri 73%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 52%
Joe Pitts 79%
Todd Platts 47%
Earl Pomeroy 18%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 55%
Mark Pryor 18%
Adam Putnam 53%
George Radanovich 66%
Nick Rahall II 20%
James Ramstad 50%
Charlie Rangel 7%
Ralph Regula 35%
Denny Rehberg 52%
Harry Reid 3%
Richard Renzi 51%
Silvestre Reyes 18%
Thomas Reynolds 52%
Jay Rockefeller IV 6%
Mike Rogers 58%
Mike Ross 27%
Steve Rothman 4%
John Salazar 23%
Ken Salazar 4%
Loretta Sanchez 13%
Jim Saxton 31%
Jean Schmidt 54%
Allyson Schwartz 15%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 31%
Ike Skelton 35%
Gordon Smith 48%
Olympia Snowe 9%
Vic Snyder 14%
Mark Souder 54%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 13%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 85%
Ted Stevens 47%
Bart Stupak 5%
John Sullivan 80%
John Sununu 100%
Tom Tancredo 80%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 16%
Gene Taylor 21%
Lee Terry 72%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
John Tierney 9%
Ed Towns 12%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 7%
Mark Udall 10%
David Vitter 77%
George Voinovich 40%
James Walsh 30%
Zach Wamp 53%
John Warner 56%
Diane Watson 1%
Mel Watt 4%
Henry Waxman 8%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 54%
Gerald Weller 52%
Lynn Westmoreland 92%
Robert Wexler 7%
Ed Whitfield 41%
Heather Wilson 39%
Frank Wolf 36%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 16%
Bill Young 57%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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