Rating Group: National Association of Counties

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 57%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 78%
Todd Akin 79%
Wayne Allard 89%
George Allen 89%
Thomas Allen 71%
Rob Andrews 71%
Joe Baca, Sr. 79%
Brian Baird 79%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Cass Ballenger 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Charlie Bass 71%
Max Baucus 78%
Evan Bayh 78%
Bob Bennett 89%
Douglas Bereuter 93%
Shelley Berkley 79%
Howard Berman 64%
Marion Berry 71%
Judy Biggert 79%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Sherwood Boehlert 86%
Kit Bond 89%
Henry Bonilla 86%
Mary Bono Mack 79%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 79%
John Breaux 78%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Jim Bunning 89%
Conrad Burns 89%
Dan Burton 57%
Steve Buyer 79%
Robert Byrd 67%
Ben Campbell 89%
Chris Cannon 64%
Brad Carson 79%
Julia Carson 64%
Mike Castle 71%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Michael Collins 64%
Larry Combest 79%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jon Corzine 89%
Jerry Costello 57%
Christopher Cox 79%
Larry Craig 78%
Robert Cramer 86%
Philip Crane 79%
Barbara Cubin 64%
Randall Cunningham 86%
Thomas Daschle 67%
James Davis 71%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
Thomas Davis III 71%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Thomas DeLay 79%
James DeMint 86%
Peter Deutsch 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 79%
Norm Dicks 79%
Chris Dodd 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 89%
Calvin Dooley 79%
John Doolittle 79%
Byron Dorgan 67%
David Dreier 79%
Jennifer Dunn 71%
John Edwards 78%
Chet Edwards 79%
Vern Ehlers 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 79%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 89%
Bob Etheridge 71%
Lane Evans 64%
Terry Everett 86%
Russ Feingold 22%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 64%
Peter Fitzgerald 67%
Ernest Fletcher 86%
Mark Foley 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 86%
Barney Frank 50%
William Frist 78%
Jonas Frost III 71%
Elton Gallegly 79%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 64%
Jim Gibbons 79%
Wayne Gilchrest 93%
Paul Gillmor 86%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
Bart Gordon 79%
Porter Goss 79%
Daniel Graham 67%
Mark Green 79%
James Greenwood 93%
Judd Gregg 89%
Gilbert Gutknecht 86%
Jane Harman 71%
Melissa Hart 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 86%
Joel Hefley 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Baron Hill 57%
Maurice Hinchey 71%
David Lee Hobson 86%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 79%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Thomas Holden 79%
Ernest Hollings 67%
Darlene Hooley 79%
John Nathan Hostettler 71%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 79%
Kenny Hulshof 86%
Duncan Hunter 79%
Kay Hutchison 78%
Henry Hyde 86%
Daniel Inouye 78%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 86%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 71%
William Jefferson 79%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 93%
Christopher John 79%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Tim Johnson 79%
Paul Kanjorski 86%
Ric Keller 86%
Sue Kelly 93%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 67%
Mark Kennedy 79%
Patrick Kennedy 71%
Dale Kildee 71%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 57%
Gerald Kleczka 64%
Joseph Knollenberg 86%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 79%
Dennis Kucinich 43%
Jon Kyl 67%
Ray LaHood 86%
Nicholas Lampson 71%
Tom Lantos 57%
Steve LaTourette 100%
James Leach 79%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Ron Lewis 86%
Joe Lieberman 89%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 79%
William Lipinski 64%
Trent Lott, Sr. 78%
Dick Lugar 89%
Don Manzullo 79%
Robert Matsui 64%
Karen McCarthy 64%
James McCrery III 86%
John McHugh 93%
Scott McInnis 86%
Michael McNulty 71%
Martin Meehan 64%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 71%
Zell Bryan Miller 89%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 71%
Jack Murtha 57%
Sue Myrick 79%
Ben Nelson 67%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 86%
Robert William Ney 79%
Don Nickles 78%
Anne Northup 79%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 79%
James Nussle 86%
Jim Oberstar 64%
Dave Obey 64%
John Olver 57%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
Thomas William Osborne 86%
Doug Ose 86%
Major Owens 50%
Michael Oxley 79%
Ron Paul 29%
Donald Payne 50%
John Peterson 93%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 79%
Earl Pomeroy 71%
Deborah Pryce 79%
Jack Quinn 93%
George Radanovich 86%
James Ramstad 79%
Ralph Regula 93%
Denny Rehberg 86%
Silvestre Reyes 71%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 57%
Mike Ross 79%
Steve Rothman 64%
Jim Ryun 79%
Martin Olav Sabo 64%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 93%
Rick Santorum 56%
Paul Sarbanes 67%
Jim Saxton 79%
Edward Schrock 79%
John Shadegg 64%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 79%
Christopher Shays 79%
Donald Sherwood 93%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 79%
Ike Skelton 71%
Gordon Smith 78%
Nick Smith 79%
Olympia Snowe 89%
Vic Snyder 71%
Hilda Solis 71%
Mark Souder 86%
Arlen Specter 78%
John Spratt, Jr. 71%
Pete Stark 43%
Cliff Stearns 71%
Charles Stenholm 71%
Ted Stevens 89%
Ted Strickland 71%
Bart Stupak 64%
John Sullivan 86%
John Sununu 86%
John Sweeney 71%
Tom Tancredo 64%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
William Tauzin 86%
Charles Taylor 71%
Gene Taylor 79%
Craig Thomas 56%
William Thomas 79%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
Ed Towns 79%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
James Turner 86%
George Voinovich 56%
James Walsh 86%
Zach Wamp 79%
John Warner 89%
Diane Watson 57%
Mel Watt 64%
Anthony Weiner 64%
David Weldon 86%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 86%
Robert Wexler 71%
Heather Wilson 93%
Lynn Woolsey 64%
David Wu 71%
Albert Wynn 71%
Bill Young 86%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 64%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 57%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 64%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 89%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 57%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 78%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 71%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 64%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 57%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 89%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 71%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 71%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 67%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 78%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 64%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 79%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 64%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 57%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 50%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 71%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 57%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 57%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 71%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 64%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 57%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 64%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 78%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 79%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 64%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 57%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 64%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 78%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 79%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 64%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 67%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 57%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 64%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 57%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 71%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 71%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 64%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 43%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 67%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 64%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 78%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 64%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 78%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 71%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 64%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 64%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 89%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 67%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 64%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 57%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 64%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 71%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 86%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 79%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 64%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 79%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 79%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 50%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 64%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 71%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 57%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 71%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 78%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 64%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 64%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 71%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 71%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 89%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 64%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 79%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 57%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 64%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 79%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 57%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 71%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 89%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 71%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 64%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 64%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 64%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 71%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 78%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 57%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 57%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 64%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 71%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 64%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 78%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 64%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 71%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 57%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 64%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 64%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 64%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 57%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 57%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 57%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 78%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 64%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 57%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 64%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 86%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 86%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 86%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 79%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 71%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 78%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 86%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 79%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 86%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 86%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 93%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 71%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 86%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 89%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 78%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 78%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 86%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 79%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 79%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 56%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 71%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 78%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 79%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 86%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 86%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 86%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 79%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 67%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 89%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 86%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 86%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 89%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 78%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 86%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 71%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 79%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 86%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 86%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 71%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 79%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 79%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 67%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 89%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 79%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 79%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 79%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 79%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 71%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 86%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 57%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 86%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 79%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 86%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 78%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 86%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 86%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 86%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 79%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 71%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 79%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 64%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 89%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 71%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 78%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 86%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 93%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 86%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 86%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 86%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 71%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 86%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 79%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 86%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 93%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 86%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 86%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 86%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 79%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 71%

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