Rating Group: CNET News

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 60%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 56%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 33%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 42%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 47%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 47%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 31%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 63%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 67%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 42%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 38%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 31%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 47%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 45%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 38%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 60%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 61%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 70%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 58%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 36%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 50%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 50%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 40%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 56%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 65%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 45%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 45%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 40%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 50%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 26%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 56%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 45%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 50%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 40%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 25%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 53%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 35%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 56%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 56%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 43%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 44%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 42%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 29%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 38%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 55%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 47%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 44%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 39%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 13%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 35%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 38%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 39%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 38%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 42%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 73%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 58%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 27%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 44%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 35%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 38%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 44%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 45%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 37%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 47%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 42%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 47%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 47%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 47%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 53%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 44%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 45%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 45%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 50%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 25%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 25%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 37%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 60%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 44%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 45%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 45%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 40%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 42%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 33%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 63%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 45%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 58%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 42%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 31%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 30%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 33%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 47%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 38%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 38%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 38%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 37%
NA President Barack Obama II D 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 15%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 33%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 42%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 25%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 29%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 25%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 47%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 36%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 35%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 35%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 53%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 42%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 45%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 65%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 58%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 53%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 42%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 58%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 56%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 53%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 50%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 47%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 32%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 55%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 35%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 25%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 53%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 33%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 47%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 47%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 14%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 40%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 53%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 53%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 30%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 30%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 38%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 38%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 38%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 39%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 25%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 50%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 33%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 38%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 60%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 33%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 40%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 60%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 40%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 36%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 42%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 60%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 43%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 57%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 50%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 47%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 44%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 47%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 38%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 25%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 38%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 56%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 45%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 62%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 40%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 42%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 58%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 25%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 42%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 38%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 39%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 65%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 45%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 59%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 44%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 45%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 47%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 55%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 31%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 32%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 38%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 67%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 58%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 14%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 65%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 53%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 42%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 67%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 38%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 33%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 40%
Neil Abercrombie 42%
Gary Ackerman 61%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 38%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Wayne Allard 53%
George Allen 78%
Thomas Allen 45%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 53%
Spencer Bachus 44%
Brian Baird 53%
Richard Hugh Baker 47%
J. Gresham Barrett 45%
John Barrow 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 31%
Evan Bayh 55%
Melissa Bean 43%
Bob Beauprez 42%
Bob Bennett 43%
Shelley Berkley 53%
Howard Berman 63%
Marion Berry 32%
Judy Biggert 47%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Michael Bilirakis 45%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Tim Bishop 42%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 44%
Henry Bonilla 45%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 36%
Mary Bono Mack 45%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 43%
Ginny Brown-Waite 45%
Jim Bunning 60%
Conrad Burns 38%
Dan Burton 41%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 31%
Dave Camp 53%
John Campbell III 33%
Chris Cannon 61%
Eric Cantor 38%
Dennis Cardoza 42%
Russ Carnahan 50%
Julia Carson 39%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 42%
Linc Chafee 40%
Saxby Chambliss 60%
Ben Chandler III 55%
Chris Chocola 42%
Hillary Clinton 33%
Howard Coble 45%
Thomas Coburn 50%
Norm Coleman 60%
Kent Conrad 38%
Jon Corzine 44%
Jerry Costello 32%
Larry Craig 56%
Robert Cramer 56%
Barbara Cubin 47%
Artur Davis 55%
Geoff Davis 13%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 36%
Lincoln Davis 55%
Thomas Davis III 55%
Bill Delahunt 53%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 53%
John Dingell 45%
Chris Dodd 33%
Elizabeth Dole 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 53%
Byron Dorgan 31%
Thelma Drake 25%
David Dreier 60%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 45%
Philip English 61%
John Ensign 67%
Bob Etheridge 55%
Lane Evans 39%
Terry Everett 42%
Tom Feeney 60%
Russ Feingold 38%
Michael Ferguson 46%
Bob Filner 58%
Mark Foley 60%
Harold Ford, Jr. 61%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 61%
Barney Frank 50%
William Frist 44%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Jim Gibbons 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
Paul Gillmor 47%
Phil Gingrey 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 63%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 35%
Bart Gordon 45%
Mark Green 56%
Judd Gregg 53%
Gilbert Gutknecht 55%
Ralph Hall 42%
Tom Harkin 31%
Jane Harman 56%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 44%
Doc Hastings 63%
Robert Hayes 37%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 53%
Joel Hefley 42%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Maurice Hinchey 41%
David Lee Hobson 47%
Pete Hoekstra 45%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 37%
Darlene Hooley 45%
John Nathan Hostettler 37%
Kenny Hulshof 58%
Duncan Hunter 25%
Kay Hutchison 38%
Henry Hyde 45%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 44%
Daniel Inouye 42%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 64%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 30%
William Jefferson 56%
James Merrill Jeffords 44%
William Lewis Jenkins 65%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 36%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 30%
Ric Keller 44%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 40%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 45%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 35%
Jack Kingston 53%
Joseph Knollenberg 55%
Herb Kohl 38%
James Kolbe 55%
Dennis Kucinich 53%
John Kuhl, Jr. 38%
Jon Kyl 38%
Ray LaHood 40%
Mary Landrieu 60%
Tom Lantos 53%
Tom Latham 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
James Leach 50%
Carl Levin 38%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 44%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
John Linder 47%
Trent Lott, Sr. 44%
Dick Lugar 38%
Dan Lungren 25%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 42%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 47%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 50%
John McHugh 45%
Mike McIntyre 40%
Buck McKeon 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 50%
Michael McNulty 39%
Martin Meehan 56%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 42%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 38%
Mike Michaud 58%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 42%
Gary Miller 47.37%
George Miller 42.11%
Brad Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 35%
Dennis Moore 61%
Jim Moran, Jr. 58%
Jack Murtha 44%
Marilyn Musgrave 42%
Sue Myrick 47%
Ben Nelson 56%
Robert William Ney 45%
Anne Northup 53%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 37%
James Nussle 56%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 28%
John Olver 35%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 33%
Major Owens 50%
Michael Oxley 47%
Ed Pastor 45%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 40%
John Peterson 50%
Tom Petri 55%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 47%
Todd Platts 38%
Richard Pombo 63%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 58%
Deborah Pryce 53%
Mark Pryor 40%
George Radanovich 47%
Nick Rahall II 42%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 45%
Denny Rehberg 44%
Richard Renzi 42%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Thomas Reynolds 47%
Jay Rockefeller IV 31%
Mike Rogers 38%
Mike Ross 31%
Steve Rothman 37%
Jim Ryun 53%
Martin Olav Sabo 30%
Ken Salazar 50%
Rick Santorum 33%
Paul Sarbanes 25%
Jim Saxton 47%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 38%
John Schwarz 38%
José Serrano 58%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 53%
Christopher Shays 50%
Donald Sherwood 47%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 38%
Ike Skelton 47%
Gordon Smith 53%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 60%
Mike Sodrel 29%
Hilda Solis 44%
Mark Souder 42%
Arlen Specter 31%
John Spratt, Jr. 35%
Pete Stark 47%
Cliff Stearns 35%
Ted Stevens 53%
Ted Strickland 28%
Bart Stupak 41%
John Sullivan 36%
John Sununu 50%
John Sweeney 53%
James Talent 60%
Tom Tancredo 42%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 70%
Charles Taylor 42%
Gene Taylor 26%
Lee Terry 44%
Craig Thomas 38%
William Thomas 53%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
John Tierney 40%
Ed Towns 45%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 42%
Mark Udall 47%
George Voinovich 45%
James Walsh 47%
Zach Wamp 47%
John Warner 44%
Diane Watson 50%
Mel Watt 55%
Henry Waxman 50%
Anthony Weiner 50%
David Weldon 47%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 44%
Heather Wilson 55%
Frank Wolf 45%
Lynn Woolsey 58%
David Wu 53%
Albert Wynn 40%
Bill Young 53%

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