Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 74%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 95%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 58%
Rodney Alexander 72%
Wayne Allard 91%
Thomas Allen 4%
Jason Altmire 8%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 1%
Michele Bachmann 91%
Spencer Bachus 71%
Brian Baird 9%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
John Barrow 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 79%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 11%
Melissa Bean 22%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
Bob Bennett 63%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
Judy Biggert 65%
Brian Bilbray 80%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 73%
Jeff Bingaman 3%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 86%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
Tim Bishop 4%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 15%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 76%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 89%
Kit Bond 59%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 61%
Dan Boren 14%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 4%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 54%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 3%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
Nancy Boyda 14%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 76%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
Bruce Braley 0%
Paul Broun 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 63%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 74%
Ginny Brown-Waite 73%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 36%
Jim Bunning 93%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 80%
Dan Burton 94%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 16%
Steve Buyer 64%
Robert Byrd 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 75%
Dave Camp 60%
John Campbell III 84%
Chris Cannon 87%
Eric Cantor 86%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 17%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 36%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 2%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 3%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 3%
Dennis Cardoza 8%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 8%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 7%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 87%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 3%
Mike Castle 26%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 12%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 21%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 94%
Saxby Chambliss 66%
Ben Chandler III 12%
Travis Childers 33%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 1%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 8%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
Hillary Clinton 3%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
Howard Coble 73%
Thomas Coburn 95%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 67%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 67%
Norm Coleman 38%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 77%
Kent Conrad 3%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 12%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 38%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 73%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 74%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 1%
Jerry Costello 9%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 8%
Larry Craig 56%
Robert Cramer 9%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 85%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 78%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 1%
Barbara Cubin 77%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 12%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 95%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Artur Davis 9%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
David Davis 90%
Geoff Davis 82%
Lincoln Davis 9%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 4%
Thomas Davis III 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 98%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 18%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 41%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 55%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 3%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 9%
Elizabeth Dole 48%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 53%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 7%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 23%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
Thelma Drake 81%
David Dreier 70%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 87%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 3%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 60%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 4%
Brad Ellsworth 3%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 34%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Philip English 35%
John Ensign 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 95%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 59%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 72%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 2%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Tom Feeney 97%
Russ Feingold 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 3%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 22%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 81%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 52%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 1%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
Barney Frank 4%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 55%
Elton Gallegly 74%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 98%
Jim Gerlach 37%
Gabrielle Giffords 12%
Wayne Gilchrest 18%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 9%
Phil Gingrey 92%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 69%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 79%
Bart Gordon 1%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 52%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 75%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 69%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 71%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 12%
Judd Gregg 70%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
Charles Hagel 58%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 82%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 3%
Jane Harman 7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
Doc Hastings 80%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 69%
Robert Hayes 37%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 71%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 16%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
Baron Hill 16%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 4%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
David Lee Hobson 46%
Paul Hodes 12%
Pete Hoekstra 73%
Thomas Holden 8%
Rush Holt, Jr. 6%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 73%
Kay Hutchison 70%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 94%
Daniel Inouye 3%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 11%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 63%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 97%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
William Jefferson 8%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 8%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 93%
Tim Johnson 53%
Timothy Johnson 27%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 45%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
Steve Kagen 16%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 14%
Ric Keller 75%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 4%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 10%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 36%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 90%
Jack Kingston 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 42%
Ron Klein 3%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 78%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 3%
Joseph Knollenberg 49%
Herb Kohl 7%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
John Kuhl, Jr. 51%
Jon Kyl 90%
Ray LaHood 23%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
Nicholas Lampson 46%
Mary Landrieu 33%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 4%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 4%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
Tom Latham 69%
Steve LaTourette 33%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 90%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 3%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
Carl Levin 3%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
Jerry Lewis 74%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 64%
Joe Lieberman 9%
Blanche Lincoln 17%
John Linder 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 12%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 43%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 4%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 84%
Dick Lugar 54%
Dan Lungren 76%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 8%
Connie Mack IV 96%
Tim Mahoney 11%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 1%
Don Manzullo 78%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 91%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 4%
Jim Marshall 20%
Melquiades Martinez 43%
Jim Matheson 39%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 54%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 86%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 15%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 84%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 67%
Thaddeus McCotter 64%
James McCrery III 68%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 15%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 4%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 94%
John McHugh 25%
Mike McIntyre 21%
Buck McKeon 78%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 78%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 1%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 1%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 94%
Mike Michaud 16%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 44%
Gary Miller 70%
George Miller 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 97%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 18%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 7%
Jim Moran, Jr. 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 76%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 57%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 4%
Patrick Murphy 4%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 32%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 3%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 90%
Sue Myrick 76%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 9%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
Ben Nelson 11%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 88%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 92%
NA President Barack Obama II D 9%
Jim Oberstar 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 6%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 4%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 11%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 89%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 19%
John Peterson 65%
Tom Petri 79%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Todd Platts 57%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 86%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 19%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
Deborah Pryce 43%
Mark Pryor 8%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 63%
George Radanovich 75%
Nick Rahall II 9%
James Ramstad 27%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 70%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 53%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 16%
Richard Renzi 51%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 59%
Laura Richardson 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 77%
Jay Rockefeller IV 3%
Ciro Rodriguez 16%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 34%
Mike Rogers 71%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 91%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 87%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 29%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 98%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 79%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
John Salazar 8%
Ken Salazar 7%
William Sali 93%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 9%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 12%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 13%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
Jim Saxton 58%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 93%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 4%
Jean Schmidt 68%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
Allyson Schwartz 4%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 8%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 91%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 8%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 84%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 85%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 4%
John Shadegg 92%
Christopher Shays 30%
Carol Shea-Porter 12%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 81%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 13%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 81%
Heath Shuler 22%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 69%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 60%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 11%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 91%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 27%
Gordon Smith 23%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 66%
Olympia Snowe 12%
Vic Snyder 0%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 57%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 39%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 5%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 13%
Pete Stark 23%
Cliff Stearns 96%
Ted Stevens 44%
Bart Stupak 8%
John Sullivan 73%
John Sununu 56%
Betty Sutton 0%
Tom Tancredo 90%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 1%
Gene Taylor 10%
Lee Terry 80%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 30%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 8%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 2%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 82%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 82%
Todd Tiahrt 74%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 60%
John Tierney 4%
Ed Towns 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 51%
Mark Udall 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 8%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 39%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 4%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 90%
George Voinovich 43%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 80%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 55%
James Walsh 33%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 20%
Zach Wamp 79%
John Warner 31%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 4%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 3%
Anthony Weiner 1%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 4%
David Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 53%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
Robert Wexler 3%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 8%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 70%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 75%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 87%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Heather Wilson 59%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 81%
Frank Wolf 58%
Lynn Woolsey 7%
David Wu 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 14%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
Bill Young 79%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 49%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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