Rating Group: RESULTS

2007-2008 Positions

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

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