Rating Group: Alliance to Stop the War on the Poor

2007-2008 Positions on Affordable Energy

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 78%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 88%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 68%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 94%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 94%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 11%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 5%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 22%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 5%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 5%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 5%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 94%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 94%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 5%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 5%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 5%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 89%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 85%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 10%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 73%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
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 66%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 47%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 89%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 15%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 70%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 5%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 85%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 94%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 42%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 15%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 5%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 94%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 11%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 11%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 94%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 36%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 89%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 94%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 89%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 5%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 11%
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 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 5%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 10%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 89%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 94%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 15%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 21%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 15%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 93%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 5%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 5%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 10%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 68%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 84%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 94%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 26%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 26%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 94%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 57%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 25%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 89%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 88%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
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 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 5%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 5%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 5%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 94%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 5%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 94%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 11%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 94%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 11%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 94%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 16%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 84%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 94%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 78%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
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 87%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 94%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 11%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 75%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 77%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 88%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 94%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 15%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 5%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 11%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 94%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 42%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 5%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 94%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 42%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 57%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 94%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 95%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 10%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 94%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 5%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 26%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 5%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 94%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 10%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 94%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 84%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 21%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 5%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 44%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Max Baucus 5%
Evan Bayh 15%
Melissa Bean 15%
Bob Bennett 95%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 78%
Brian Bilbray 88%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 0%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 89%
Mary Bono Mack 83%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 27%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 15%
Nancy Boyda 21%
Bruce Braley 11%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 94%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 94%
Robert Byrd 11%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 88%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 5%
Christopher Carney 21%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 31%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 37%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Ben Chandler III 5%
Travis Childers 42%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 93%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Norm Coleman 38%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 21%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 29%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 15%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 21%
Thomas Davis III 82%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 10%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 65%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 95%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 5%
Thelma Drake 94%
David Dreier 88%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 43%
Brad Ellsworth 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 94%
Philip English 89%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Terry Everett 94%
Tom Feeney 94%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 57%
Bob Filner 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
Barney Frank 5%
Elton Gallegly 94%
Jim Gerlach 66%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 26%
Paul Gillmor 87%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
Bart Gordon 22%
Judd Gregg 68%
Charles Hagel 94%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 100%
Phil Hare 10%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 62%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 31%
Baron Hill 21%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 94%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 21%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Darlene Hooley 5%
Kenny Hulshof 94%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 78%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 21%
Timothy Johnson 7%
Tim Johnson 63%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
Ric Keller 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Jack Kingston 94%
Ron Klein 6%
Joseph Knollenberg 78%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 78%
Jon Kyl 94%
Ray LaHood 66%
Nicholas Lampson 81%
Mary Landrieu 50%
Tom Lantos 33%
Tom Latham 94%
Steve LaTourette 84%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 10%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 94%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 5%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 80%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 88%
Tim Mahoney 10%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 42%
Melquiades Martinez 68%
Jim Matheson 41%
Carolyn McCarthy 5%
Thaddeus McCotter 94%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 78%
Mike McIntyre 26%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 52%
Mike Michaud 0%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 15%
Alan Mollohan 31%
Dennis Moore 5%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Jack Murtha 10%
Marilyn Musgrave 94%
Sue Myrick 94%
Ben Nelson 10%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 53%
Ed Pastor 5%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 93%
Tom Petri 73%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 94%
Todd Platts 73%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Jon Porter, Sr. 63%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 10%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 26%
James Ramstad 36%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 94%
Richard Renzi 94%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 94%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 42%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 36%
Steve Rothman 5%
John Salazar 10%
Ken Salazar 0%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 62%
Jean Schmidt 94%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 21%
Carol Shea-Porter 0%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 18%
Gordon Smith 15%
Olympia Snowe 10%
Vic Snyder 15%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 89%
Zack Space 36%
Arlen Specter 63%
John Spratt, Jr. 5%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 94%
Ted Stevens 87%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 70%
Betty Sutton 5%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 31%
Ellen Tauscher 5%
Gene Taylor 26%
Lee Terry 89%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 10%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 7%
Mark Udall 5%
George Voinovich 95%
James Walsh 66%
Zach Wamp 89%
John Warner 70%
Diane Watson 5%
Mel Watt 5%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 10%
Anthony Weiner 5%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 92%
Robert Wexler 6%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 21%
Heather Wilson 84%
Frank Wolf 78%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 84%

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