Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
James DeMint 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
John Shadegg 100%
John Sununu 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 99%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 98%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 98%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 97%
Jim Bunning 94%
John Ensign 94%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 94%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 94%
Jon Kyl 94%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 93%
Judd Gregg 92%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 92%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 92%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 91%
Wayne Allard 90%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 88%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 88%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 87%
Larry Craig 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 87%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 87%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 86%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 86%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 86%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 86%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 86%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 86%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 86%
John Linder 85%
Marilyn Musgrave 85%
Cliff Stearns 85%
Todd Akin 84%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 84%
Tom Feeney 84%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 84%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 84%
Ron Paul 83%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 82%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 81%
Sue Myrick 81%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
John Sullivan 80%
Tom Tancredo 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 80%
Chris Cannon 79%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 79%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 79%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 79%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 79%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 78%
J. Gresham Barrett 78%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 78%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 78%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 78%
Dan Lungren 78%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 78%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 77%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 77%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 76%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 76%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Connie Mack IV 75%
Melquiades Martinez 75%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 75%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 74%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 73%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 72%
Eric Cantor 72%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 72%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 71%
Bob Bennett 71%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 71%
Trent Lott, Sr. 71%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 70%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 70%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 69%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 69%
Ric Keller 68%
Richard Hugh Baker 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Dan Burton 67%
Steve Buyer 67%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 67%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 67%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 67%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 67%
Ron Lewis 67%
Don Manzullo 67%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 67%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 66%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 66%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 66%
George Radanovich 66%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 65%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 64%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 64%
Barbara Cubin 64%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 64%
Duncan Hunter 63%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 62%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 62%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 61%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 61%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 61%
David Dreier 60%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 59%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 59%
Kay Hutchison 58%
John Kuhl, Jr. 58%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 58%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 58%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 58%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 57%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 57%
Joseph Knollenberg 57%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 57%
Bill Young 57%
Kit Bond 56%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 56%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 56%
Thelma Drake 56%
Paul Gillmor 56%
John Warner 56%
Geoff Davis 55%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 55%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 55%
James McCrery III 55%
Deborah Pryce 55%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 55%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 55%
Judy Biggert 54%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 54%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 54%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 54%
Jean Schmidt 54%
Mark Souder 54%
David Weldon 54%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 53%
Philip English 53%
Kenny Hulshof 53%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 53%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 53%
John Peterson 53%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 53%
Zach Wamp 53%
Dan Boren 52%
Henry Brown, Jr. 52%
Dick Lugar 52%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 52%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 52%
Denny Rehberg 52%
Thomas Reynolds 52%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 52%
Gerald Weller 52%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 52%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 52%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 51%
Terry Everett 51%
Richard Renzi 51%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 51%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 51%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 50%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 50%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 50%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
James Ramstad 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 49%
Vern Ehlers 49%
Elton Gallegly 49%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 49%
David Lee Hobson 49%
Jerry Lewis 49%
Ben Nelson 49%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 49%
Rodney Alexander 48%
Mike Castle 48%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 48%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 48%
Gordon Smith 48%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 48%
Melissa Bean 47%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 47%
Robert Cramer 47%
Thomas Davis III 47%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 47%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 47%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 47%
Todd Platts 47%
Ted Stevens 47%
Jo Ann Davis 46%
John Doolittle 46%
Mary Bono Mack 44%
Norm Coleman 44%
Michael Ferguson 44%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 44%
Thaddeus McCotter 44%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 43%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 43%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 43%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 43%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 43%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 42%
William Jefferson 42%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 42%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 41%
Lincoln Davis 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Tim Johnson 40%
Arlen Specter 40%
George Voinovich 40%
Ray LaHood 39%
Steve LaTourette 39%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 39%
Heather Wilson 39%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
Chet Edwards 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 37%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 37%
John McHugh 36%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 36%
Ralph Regula 35%
Ike Skelton 35%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 34%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
John Tanner 33%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 31%
Jim Saxton 31%
Christopher Shays 31%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 30%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 30%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 30%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 30%
James Walsh 30%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 29%
Bart Gordon 29%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 29%
Dennis Cardoza 28%
Jim Marshall 27%
Mike Ross 27%
Marion Berry 26%
Artur Davis 25%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
Leonard Boswell 24%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 24%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 23%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 22%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 22%
Alan Mollohan 21%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 21%
Gene Taylor 21%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 20%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 20%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 19%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 19%
Brian Baird 18%
Rick Boucher 18%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 18%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 18%
Thomas Holden 18%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 18%
Earl Pomeroy 18%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 18%
Silvestre Reyes 18%
Max Baucus 17%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 17%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 17%
Bob Etheridge 17%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17%
Dennis Moore 17%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 17%
Ellen Tauscher 16%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 16%
Albert Wynn 16%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 15%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Kent Conrad 15%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 15%
Gary Ackerman 14%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 14%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 14%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 14%
Jack Murtha 14%
Vic Snyder 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 13%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 13%
Norm Dicks 13%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 13%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 13%
Bob Filner 13%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 13%
Jane Harman 13%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 13%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 13%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 13%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 13%
Russ Carnahan 12%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 12%
Blanche Lincoln 12%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 12%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 12%
Ed Towns 12%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 12%
Rob Andrews 11%
Shelley Berkley 11%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 11%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 11%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 11%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 11%
Darlene Hooley 11%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 11%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 11%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 11%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 10%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 10%
Jerry Costello 10%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 10%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
John Olver 10%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 10%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Howard Berman 9%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 9%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 9%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 9%
Bill Delahunt 9%
Barney Frank 9%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 9%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 9%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 9%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 9%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 9%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 9%
Olympia Snowe 9%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 9%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 8%
Hillary Clinton 8%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 8%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 8%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 8%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 8%
Pete Stark 8%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 8%
Thomas Allen 7%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 7%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 7%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 7%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 7%
Patrick Kennedy 7%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 7%
Dennis Kucinich 7%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 7%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 7%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 7%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 7%
Michael McNulty 7%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 7%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 7%
NA President Barack Obama II D 7%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 7%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 7%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 7%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 7%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 7%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 7%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 7%
Robert Wexler 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 6%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 6%
Herb Kohl 6%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 6%
Dave Obey 6%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 6%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 6%
Byron Dorgan 5%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 5%
Tom Lantos 5%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 5%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 5%
Donald Payne 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
Bart Stupak 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
Julia Carson 4%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 4%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 4%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 4%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 4%
Dale Kildee 4%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 4%
Brad Miller 4%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 4%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 4%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Steve Rothman 4%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
Ken Salazar 4%
Hilda Solis 4%
Mel Watt 4%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 3%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 3%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 3%
Daniel Inouye 2%
Evan Bayh 1%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 1%
Jeff Bingaman 1%
Russ Feingold 1%
Joe Lieberman 1%
Diane Watson 1%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
David Wu 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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