Rating Group: State PIRGs Working Together

2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 5%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 5%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 5%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 15%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 5%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 76%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 5%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 45%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 19%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 81%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 95%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 76%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 95%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 95%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 95%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 90%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 95%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 95%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 19%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 95%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 86%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 10%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 5%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 81%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 95%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 75%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 14%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 5%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 81%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 86%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 5%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 10%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 90%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 10%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 29%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 5%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 5%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 86%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 85%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 10%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 90%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 86%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 48%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 86%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 62%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 5%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 5%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 5%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 5%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 30%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 95%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 90%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 90%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 86%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 71%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 65%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 24%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 5%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 81%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 81%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 81%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 80%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 5%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 86%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 29%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 85%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 81%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 10%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 48%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 40%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 10%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 81%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 10%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 52%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 5%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 14%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 29%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 62%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 5%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 86%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 24%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 86%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 95%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 95%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 14%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 86%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 71%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 67%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 81%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 76%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 86%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 86%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 95%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 10%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 5%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 95%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 5%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 10%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 5%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 90%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 67%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 76%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 38%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 62%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 70%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 62%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 5%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 70%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 14%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 86%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 5%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 5%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 14%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 10%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 14%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 10%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 5%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 5%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 57%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 7%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 43%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 90%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 5%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 57%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 5%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 81%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 81%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 95%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 81%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 90%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 14%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 81%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 43%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 14%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 81%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 5%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 24%
Wayne Allard 10%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 76%
Rob Andrews 81%
Joe Baca, Sr. 52%
Brian Baird 81%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
Charlie Bass 19%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 65%
Bob Beauprez 5%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 76%
Marion Berry 38%
Judy Biggert 14%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 52%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 19%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 80%
Chris Cannon 5%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Julia Carson 86%
Edward Case 76%
Mike Castle 48%
Chris Chocola 5%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Norm Coleman 15%
Kent Conrad 65%
Jon Corzine 95%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 5%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 19%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Artur Davis 52%
James Davis 76%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 43%
Thomas Davis III 29%
Bill Delahunt 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 76%
Chris Dodd 90%
Elizabeth Dole 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 60%
David Dreier 5%
Chet Edwards 29%
Vern Ehlers 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 5%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 10%
Bob Etheridge 71%
Lane Evans 86%
Terry Everett 5%
Tom Feeney 10%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 14%
Bob Filner 95%
Mark Foley 14%
Harold Ford, Jr. 76%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 86%
William Frist 5%
Elton Gallegly 5%
Jim Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 62%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 5%
Bart Gordon 48%
Mark Green 29%
Judd Gregg 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
Jane Harman 90%
Katherine Harris 10%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 19%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 62%
Darlene Hooley 76%
John Nathan Hostettler 5%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 5%
Daniel Inouye 55%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 48%
James Merrill Jeffords 95%
William Lewis Jenkins 14%
Nancy Johnson 52%
Tim Johnson 52%
Paul Kanjorski 62%
Ric Keller 10%
Sue Kelly 62%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Mark Kennedy 19%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 5%
Ray LaHood 24%
Tom Lantos 90%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
James Leach 67%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 55%
Blanche Lincoln 35%
John Linder 5%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Dick Lugar 10%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 52%
Robert Matsui 86%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 5%
John McHugh 14%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 90%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 67%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 71%
Brad Miller 86%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Dennis Moore 71%
Jack Murtha 38%
Marilyn Musgrave 5%
Sue Myrick 5%
Ben Nelson 30%
Robert William Ney 5%
Anne Northup 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 5%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 76%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 29%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 19%
Donald Payne 90%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 24%
Richard Pombo 5%
Earl Pomeroy 48%
Jon Porter, Sr. 10%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 5%
James Ramstad 48%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 10%
Silvestre Reyes 48%
Thomas Reynolds 5%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 86%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
Jim Saxton 52%
John Shadegg 5%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 10%
Christopher Shays 67%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 48%
Ike Skelton 57%
Gordon Smith 30%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 71%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 30%
John Spratt, Jr. 71%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 14%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 71%
Bart Stupak 62%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 25%
John Sweeney 19%
James Talent 5%
Tom Tancredo 5%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
Charles Taylor 10%
Gene Taylor 48%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 5%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 52%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 76%
George Voinovich 5%
James Walsh 19%
Zach Wamp 10%
John Warner 10%
Diane Watson 95%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 95%
David Weldon 5%
W. Curtis Weldon 43%
Gerald Weller 5%
Robert Wexler 95%
Heather Wilson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 86%
David Wu 76%
Albert Wynn 62%
Bill Young 10%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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