Rating Group: State PIRGs Working Together

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 5%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 5%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 5%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 5%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 59%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 41%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 14%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 91%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 86%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 95%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 91%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 59%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 95%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 91%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
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 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 95%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 18%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 91%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 9%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 95%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 9%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 5%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 64%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 91%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 64%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 86%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 14%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 9%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 95%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 9%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 9%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 9%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 5%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 5%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 82%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 41%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 77%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 95%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 5%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 5%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 41%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 77%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 77%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 82%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 68%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 5%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 5%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 9%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 5%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 5%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 95%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 95%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 95%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 73%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 86%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 68%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 82%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 5%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 14%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 5%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 86%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 9%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 86%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 91%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 41%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 5%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 86%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 86%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 82%
NA President Barack Obama II D 86%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 86%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 9%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 91%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 41%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 91%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 5%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 14%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 68%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 5%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 5%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 86%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 68%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 73%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 5%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 36%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 95%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 14%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 95%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 91%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 68%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 95%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 95%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 95%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 95%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 95%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 86%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 5%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 91%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 9%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 5%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 91%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 9%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 9%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 91%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 73%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 86%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 50%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 95%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 68%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 95%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 82%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 64%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 9%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 9%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 5%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 73%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 5%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 55%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 32%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 64%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 18%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 45%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
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 91%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 86%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 5%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 77%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 27%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 82%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 86%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 23%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 9%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 82%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 95%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 18%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 27%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 77%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 9%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 77%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 5%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 77%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 5%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 68%
Joe Baca, Sr. 55%
Brian Baird 91%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 27%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 77%
Melissa Bean 77%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 18%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
Dan Boren 23%
Leonard Boswell 45%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 68%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 9%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 64%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 5%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 95%
Julia Carson 86%
Mike Castle 59%
Ben Chandler III 77%
Hillary Clinton 91%
Norm Coleman 36%
Kent Conrad 55%
Jerry Costello 73%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 27%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Artur Davis 55%
Geoff Davis 5%
Jo Ann Davis 9%
Lincoln Davis 36%
Thomas Davis III 23%
Bill Delahunt 91%
James DeMint 14%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 91%
Chris Dodd 86%
Elizabeth Dole 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 64%
Thelma Drake 5%
David Dreier 5%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 9%
Philip English 5%
John Ensign 9%
Bob Etheridge 82%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 9%
Russ Feingold 95%
Michael Ferguson 18%
Bob Filner 95%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 9%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
Paul Gillmor 9%
Charlie Gonzalez 55%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 14%
Bart Gordon 59%
Judd Gregg 27%
Jane Harman 68%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 55%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 9%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 45%
Darlene Hooley 95%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 23%
Daniel Inouye 68%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 50%
Tim Johnson 64%
Paul Kanjorski 64%
Ric Keller 14%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
Herb Kohl 68%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 9%
Ray LaHood 27%
Tom Lantos 95%
Steve LaTourette 18%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 5%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 64%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
John Linder 5%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 14%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 18%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 64%
Melquiades Martinez 14%
Thaddeus McCotter 9%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 14%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 86%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 27%
Brad Miller 95%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Dennis Moore 73%
Jack Murtha 45%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 18%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 95%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 32%
Ron Paul 27%
Donald Payne 86%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 36%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 5%
George Radanovich 5%
James Ramstad 59%
Ralph Regula 5%
Denny Rehberg 9%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 32%
Thomas Reynolds 9%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 86%
Ken Salazar 68%
Jim Saxton 59%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 64%
Ike Skelton 64%
Gordon Smith 41%
Olympia Snowe 64%
Vic Snyder 82%
Hilda Solis 95%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 36%
John Spratt, Jr. 91%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 82%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 36%
Tom Tancredo 5%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
Gene Taylor 59%
Craig Thomas 5%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 86%
George Voinovich 5%
James Walsh 18%
Zach Wamp 14%
John Warner 9%
Diane Watson 95%
Mel Watt 95%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 9%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 18%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 86%
Albert Wynn 64%
Bill Young 18%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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