Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 6%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 8%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 7%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 2%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 2%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 2%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 2%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 4%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 4%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 69%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 66%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 2%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 2%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 92%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 2%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 86%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 86%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 2%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 2%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 2%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 2%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 2%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 2%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 14%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 7%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 26%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 2%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 52%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 12%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 79%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 2%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 2%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 2%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 2%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 73%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 2%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 91%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 67%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 4%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 2%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 4%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 76%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 2%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 2%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 76%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 2%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 40%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 4%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 80%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 53%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 2%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 2%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 2%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 2%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 2%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 7%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 2%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 2%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 27%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 7%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 42%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 86%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 7%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 2%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 22%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 2%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 2%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 76%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 13%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 2%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 13%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 98%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 18%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 43%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 71%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 38%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 84%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 2%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 7%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 4%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 4%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 2%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 82%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 7%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 2%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 2%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 2%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 3%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 2%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 2%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 2%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 2%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 2%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 2%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 2%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 96%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 98%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 2%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 38%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 80%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 6%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 8%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 26%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 7%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 26%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 6%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 4%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 7%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 2%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 24%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 2%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 12%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 7%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 7%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 2%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 86%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 2%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 73%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 33%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 60%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 88%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 98%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 94%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 2%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 80%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 56%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 82%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 72%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 64%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 10%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 38%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 2%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 62%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 92%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 21%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 2%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 16%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 61%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 71%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 2%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 2%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 38%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 94%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 4%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 47%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 71%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 2%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 36%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 7%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 7%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 7%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 2%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 6%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 4%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 2%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 2%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 2%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 69%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 90%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 2%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 67%
Thomas Allen 2%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 96%
Spencer Bachus 7%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 53%
Brian Baird 2%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
John Barrow 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 27%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 36%
Melissa Bean 8%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 2%
Howard Berman 2%
Marion Berry 2%
Joe Biden, Jr. 17%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 78%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 60%
Kit Bond 13%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 2%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Dan Boren 2%
Leonard Boswell 2%
Rick Boucher 0%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 2%
Nancy Boyda 0%
Bruce Braley 2%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 3%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
Ginny Brown-Waite 46%
Jim Bunning 87%
Dan Burton 78%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 7%
Dave Camp 44%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 96%
Eric Cantor 82%
Lois Capps 2%
Dennis Cardoza 2%
Russ Carnahan 2%
Christopher Carney 6%
Mike Castle 40%
Saxby Chambliss 93%
Ben Chandler III 2%
Hillary Clinton 11%
Howard Coble 87%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Norm Coleman 33%
Kent Conrad 7%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 0%
Ander Crenshaw 5%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Artur Davis 2%
David Davis 91%
Geoff Davis 12%
Lincoln Davis 4%
Thomas Davis III 28%
Bill Delahunt 7%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 2%
John Dingell 2%
Chris Dodd 14%
Elizabeth Dole 62%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
John Doolittle 2%
Byron Dorgan 7%
Thelma Drake 4%
David Dreier 34%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 45%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 2%
John Ensign 93%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 4%
Sam Farr 2%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 2%
Tom Feeney 98%
Russ Feingold 80%
Michael Ferguson 2%
Bob Filner 2%
Randy Forbes 19%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 81%
Barney Frank 6%
Elton Gallegly 26%
Scott Garrett 100%
Jim Gerlach 16%
Gabrielle Giffords 2%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Phil Gingrey 74%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
Bart Gordon 4%
Judd Gregg 47%
Charles Hagel 50%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 32%
Phil Hare 2%
Tom Harkin 13%
Jane Harman 2%
Doc Hastings 22%
Robert Hayes 2%
Wally Herger, Jr. 47%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 2%
Baron Hill 6%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
David Lee Hobson 6%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 2%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 2%
Darlene Hooley 2%
Kenny Hulshof 22%
Duncan Hunter 26%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 2%
Bobby Jindal 98%
Tim Johnson 44%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 4%
Richard Keller 68%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 9%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
John Kerry 7%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 2%
Jack Kingston 52%
Mark Kirk 19%
Ron Klein 2%
John Kline 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 7%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 93%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Mary Landrieu 13%
Tom Lantos 2%
Tom Latham 4%
Steve LaTourette 6%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
Carl Levin 7%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 4%
Joe Lieberman 7%
Blanche Lincoln 14%
John Linder 96%
Dick Lugar 67%
Dan Lungren 74%
Connie Mack IV 90%
Tim Mahoney 4%
Don Manzullo 8%
Jim Marshall 20%
Melquiades Martinez 60%
Jim Matheson 10%
Carolyn McCarthy 2%
Thaddeus McCotter 2%
James McCrery III 2%
Jim McDermott 2%
John McHugh 2%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 4%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 2%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 2%
John Mica 56%
Mike Michaud 0%
Barbara Mikulski 7%
Candice Miller 14%
Gary Miller 24%
George Miller 2%
Jeff Miller 98%
Brad Miller 2%
Harry Mitchell 2%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 2%
Jim Moran, Jr. 2%
Patrick Murphy 8%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 94%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 7%
Randy Neugebauer 86%
Barack Obama II 33%
Jim Oberstar 2%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 29%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 94%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 2%
Joe Pitts 92%
Todd Platts 58%
Earl Pomeroy 2%
Jon Porter, Sr. 10%
Deborah Pryce 4%
Mark Pryor 7%
Adam Putnam 54%
George Radanovich 52%
Nick Rahall II 2%
James Ramstad 84%
Charlie Rangel 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 7%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 4%
Jay Rockefeller IV 17%
Ciro Rodriguez 2%
Mike Rogers 54%
Mike Ross 2%
Steve Rothman 2%
John Salazar 2%
Ken Salazar 7%
William Sali 94%
Loretta Sanchez 2%
Jim Saxton 4%
Jean Schmidt 74%
Allyson Schwartz 2%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 2%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 6%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 2%
Gordon Smith 47%
Olympia Snowe 27%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 55%
Zack Space 4%
Arlen Specter 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 2%
Pete Stark 3%
Cliff Stearns 84%
Ted Stevens 13%
Bart Stupak 2%
John Sullivan 94%
John Sununu 80%
Betty Sutton 2%
Tom Tancredo 84%
John Tanner 2%
Ellen Tauscher 2%
Gene Taylor 8%
Lee Terry 92%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 2%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 2%
Mark Udall 2%
David Vitter 73%
George Voinovich 29%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 12%
John Warner 15%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 4%
Jim Webb, Jr. 13%
Anthony Weiner 2%
David Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 4%
Lynn Westmoreland 100%
Robert Wexler 4%
Ed Whitfield 4%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Heather Wilson 10%
Frank Wolf 4%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 4%
Albert Wynn 2%
Bill Young 6%

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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