Rating Group: ACT! for America

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 37.5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 87.5%
Rodney Alexander 87.5%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 62.5%
Joe Baca, Sr. 62.5%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 87.5%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 12.5%
Cass Ballenger 87.5%
J. Gresham Barrett 87.5%
Roscoe Bartlett 87.5%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Chris Bell 62.5%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 12.5%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 75%
Judy Biggert 87.5%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 62.5%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87.5%
Mary Bono Mack 87.5%
Leonard Boswell 87.5%
Rick Boucher 87.5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 87.5%
John Breaux 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 87.5%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 0%
Ben Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
Brad Carson 87.5%
Julia Carson 12.5%
Edward Case 87.5%
Mike Castle 87.5%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Norm Coleman 100%
Michael Collins 100%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jon Corzine 50%
Jerry Costello 62.5%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 75%
Philip Crane 87.5%
Barbara Cubin 75%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 50%
Artur Davis 75%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 87.5%
Lincoln Davis 87.5%
Thomas Davis III 87.5%
Bill Delahunt 12.5%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Peter Deutsch 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 37.5%
Chris Dodd 50%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 62.5%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 87.5%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 87.5%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 87.5%
Philip English 87.5%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 87.5%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 87.5%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 50%
Michael Ferguson 87.5%
Bob Filner 12.5%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 87.5%
Harold Ford, Jr. 87.5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 87.5%
Barney Frank 12.5%
Jonas Frost III 87.5%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 62.5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 87.5%
Porter Goss 62.5%
Daniel Graham 0%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 87.5%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 87.5%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 12.5%
Richard Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 87.5%
Joel Hefley 87.5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
Baron Hill 87.5%
Maurice Hinchey 12.5%
David Lee Hobson 87.5%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 50%
Pete Hoekstra 87.5%
Thomas Holden 75%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Darlene Hooley 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amo Houghton 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 87.5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 12.5%
William Jefferson 62.5%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 87.5%
Christopher John 75%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 75%
Dale Kildee 62.5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12.5%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 87.5%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Tom Lantos 62.5%
Steve LaTourette 87.5%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
James Leach 87.5%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 87.5%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 87.5%
William Lipinski 37.5%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Ken Lucas 75%
Dick Lugar 100%
Denise Majette 25%
Don Manzullo 87.5%
Jim Marshall 87.5%
Robert Matsui 25%
Karen McCarthy 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 87.5%
James McCrery III 87.5%
John McHugh 87.5%
Scott McInnis 100%
Michael McNulty 87.5%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 12.5%
Brad Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Dennis Moore 87.5%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Jack Murtha 62.5%
Marilyn Musgrave 87.5%
Sue Myrick 87.5%
Ben Nelson 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 87.5%
Robert William Ney 87.5%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 62.5%
James Nussle 87.5%
Jim Oberstar 12.5%
Dave Obey 25%
John Olver 12.5%
Thomas William Osborne 87.5%
Doug Ose 87.5%
Major Owens 12.5%
Michael Oxley 100%
Donald Payne 12.5%
John Peterson 87.5%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 87.5%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 87.5%
Earl Pomeroy 87.5%
Jon Porter, Sr. 87.5%
Deborah Pryce 87.5%
Jack Quinn 87.5%
George Radanovich 87.5%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 87.5%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 62.5%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Mike Ross 75%
Steve Rothman 50%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 75%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Jim Saxton 100%
Edward Schrock 87.5%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 87.5%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 75%
Gordon Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 87.5%
Hilda Solis 12.5%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 87.5%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 87.5%
Charles Stenholm 87.5%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 37.5%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 75%
John Sununu 50%
John Sweeney 100%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 87.5%
John Tanner 87.5%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
William Tauzin 25%
Charles Taylor 87.5%
Gene Taylor 87.5%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 12.5%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 12.5%
James Turner 75%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 87.5%
John Warner 66.7%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 12.5%
Anthony Weiner 25%
David Weldon 87.5%
W. Curtis Weldon 87.5%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 62.5%
Heather Wilson 75%
Lynn Woolsey 12.5%
David Wu 75%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 87.5%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 12.5%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 12.5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 87.5%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 12.5%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 37.5%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 37.5%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 50%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 25%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 62.5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 12.5%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 62.5%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 87.5%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 62.5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 37.5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 75%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 75%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 25%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 37.5%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 37.5%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 62.5%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 37.5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 62.5%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 12.5%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 87.5%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 12.5%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 12.5%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 12.5%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 37.5%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 12.5%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 37.5%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 12.5%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 37.5%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 62.5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 62.5%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 37.5%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 12.5%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 37.5%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 12.5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 62.5%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 12.5%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 87.5%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 75%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 12.5%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 75%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 12.5%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 12.5%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 37.5%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 12.5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 25%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 62.5%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 25%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 75%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 37.5%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 12.5%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 12.5%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 75%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 12.5%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 62.5%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 25%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 50%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 12.5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 62.5%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 75%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 12.5%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 12.5%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 12.5%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 37.5%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 12.5%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 37.5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 12.5%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 37.5%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 12.5%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 12.5%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 50%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 25%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 12.5%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 87.5%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 87.5%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 87.5%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 87.5%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 87.5%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 87.5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 75%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 87.5%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 87.5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 87.5%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 87.5%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 75%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 87.5%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 87.5%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 50%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 87.5%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 87.5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 87.5%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 87.5%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 87.5%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 87.5%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 87.5%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 87.5%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 87.5%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 87.5%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 87.5%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 87.5%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 87.5%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 62.5%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 87.5%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 87.5%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 87.5%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 87.5%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 87.5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 87.5%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 87.5%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 87.5%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 87.5%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 87.5%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 87.5%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 87.5%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 87.5%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 87.5%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 87.5%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 87.5%

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