Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 82%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 64%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 62%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 79%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 30%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 97%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 3%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 3%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 4%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 4%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 8%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 7%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 19%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 6%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 4%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 87%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 90%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 4%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 4%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 6%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 6%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 96%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 82%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 2%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 91%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 82%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 4%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 12%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 4%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 9%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 89%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 5%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 7%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 4%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 5%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 10%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 8%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 97%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 78%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 81%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 88%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 0%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 79%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 4%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 73%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 79%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 4%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 61%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 59%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 78%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 99%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 2%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 96%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 4%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 4%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 98%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 91%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 98%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 83%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 94%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 72%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 3%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 58%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 2%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 6%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 13%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 88%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 20%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 86%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 22%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 15%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 99%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 93%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 85%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 87%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 85%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 95%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 72%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 78%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 4%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 76%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 89%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 92%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 90%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 91%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 4%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 6%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 4%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 3%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 3%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 8%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 4%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 4%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 3%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 4%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 64%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 4%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 60%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 8%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 4%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 92%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 72%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 2%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 30%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 17%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 2%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 90%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 84%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 92%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 90%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 19%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 3%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 96%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 4%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 66%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 4%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 94%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 77%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 93%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 9%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 3%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 52%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 99%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 57%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 4%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 4%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 68%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 3%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 2%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 2%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 3%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 77%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 6%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 3%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 67%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 6%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 2%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 4%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 4%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 4%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 4%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 4%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 2%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 99%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 97%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 86%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 63%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 73%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 2%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 86%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 87%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 91%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 13%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 71%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 6%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 20%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 13%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 3%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 78%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 77%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 64%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 88%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 58%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 3%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 81%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 86%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 4%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 99%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 64%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 84%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 88%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 85%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 14%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 98%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 95%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 97%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 97%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 85%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 97%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 97%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 93%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 97%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 84%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 97%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 6%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 97%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 89%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 91%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 96%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 90%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 9%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 89%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 98%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 13%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 88%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 91%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 98%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 13%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 80%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 81%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 99%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 9%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 6%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 4%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 9%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 15%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 6%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 82%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 6%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 53%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 11%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 6%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 93%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 19%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 95%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 62%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 99%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 99%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 97%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 4%
John Adler 23%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 97%
Rodney Alexander 85%
Jason Altmire 29%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 24%
Steve Austria 74%
Joe Baca, Sr. 2%
Michele Bachmann 88%
Spencer Bachus 84%
Brian Baird 27%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
John Barrow 35%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Max Baucus 14%
Evan Bayh 28%
Melissa Bean 16%
Mark Begich 6%
Bob Bennett 79%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 77%
Brian Bilbray 78%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Tim Bishop 4%
John Boccieri 12%
Kit Bond 84%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 58%
Dan Boren 47%
Leonard Boswell 1%
Rick Boucher 22%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
Bruce Braley 1%
Bobby Bright 64%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66%
Jim Bunning 96%
Roland Burris 3%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 78%
Robert Byrd 23%
Dave Camp 78%
John Campbell III 84%
Eric Cantor 92%
Joseph Cao 49%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
Russ Carnahan 2%
Christopher Carney 26%
Mike Castle 43%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Travis Childers 44%
Howard Coble 79%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jerry Costello 15%
Kathy Dahlkemper 20%
Artur Davis 22%
Geoff Davis 81%
Lincoln Davis 35%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 61%
Norm Dicks 6%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 3%
Byron Dorgan 19%
David Dreier 81%
Steve Driehaus 14%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 62%
Brad Ellsworth 34%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
John Ensign 99%
Bob Etheridge 6%
Russ Feingold 18%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 4%
Elton Gallegly 88%
Jim Gerlach 63%
Gabrielle Giffords 12%
Phil Gingrey 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Bart Gordon 20%
Judd Gregg 73%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 55%
Kay Hagan 6%
John Hall 2%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 14%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 3%
Jane Harman 4%
Doc Hastings 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 35%
Baron Hill 24%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 8%
Pete Hoekstra 85%
Thomas Holden 27%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Kay Hutchison 81%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 84%
Daniel Inouye 3%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 94%
Timothy Johnson 8%
Tim Johnson 79%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ted Kaufman 3%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 2%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 89%
Larry Kissell 31%
Ron Klein 4%
Herb Kohl 10%
Suzanne Kosmas 27%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 41%
Dennis Kucinich 28%
Jon Kyl 94%
Mary Landrieu 14%
Tom Latham 74%
Steve LaTourette 65%
Frank Lautenberg 3%
Chris Lee 62%
Carl Levin 3%
Jerry Lewis 81%
Joe Lieberman 12%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 76%
Dan Lungren 91%
Connie Mack IV 92%
Dan Maffei 2%
Don Manzullo 85%
Betsy Markey 28%
Jim Marshall 36%
Eric Massa 28%
Jim Matheson 49%
Carolyn McCarthy 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 63%
Mike McIntyre 35%
Buck McKeon 86%
Michael McMahon 23%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 4%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 43%
Mike Michaud 5%
Gary Miller 84%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 53%
Harry Mitchell 41%
Alan Mollohan 12%
Dennis Moore 4%
Jim Moran, Jr. 6%
Patrick Murphy 2%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 30%
Glenn Nye III 44%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 4%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 19%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 97%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Perriello 11%
Tom Petri 84%
Todd Platts 62%
Earl Pomeroy 18%
Mark Pryor 14%
George Radanovich 91%
Nick Rahall II 10%
Denny Rehberg 72%
Silvestre Reyes 4%
Laura Richardson 2%
Jay Rockefeller IV 3%
Ciro Rodriguez 14%
Mike Rogers 82%
Mike Ross 26%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 16%
Mark Schauer 4%
Jean Schmidt 91%
Aaron Schock 72%
Allyson Schwartz 6%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 7%
John Shadegg 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 0%
Heath Shuler 27%
Ike Skelton 22%
Olympia Snowe 53%
Vic Snyder 6%
Mark Souder 73%
Zack Space 12%
Arlen Specter 30%
John Spratt, Jr. 2%
Pete Stark 18%
Cliff Stearns 88%
Bart Stupak 13%
John Sullivan 91%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 34%
Gene Taylor 58%
Harry Teague 34%
Lee Terry 79%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
John Tierney 2%
Ed Towns 4%
Mark Udall 3%
George Voinovich 74%
Zach Wamp 85%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 4%
Henry Waxman 4%
Jim Webb, Jr. 10%
Anthony Weiner 4%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 10%
Frank Wolf 72%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 73%

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