Rating Group: National Association of Counties

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 56%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 65%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 43%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 43%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 69%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 65%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 65%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 31%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 26%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 52%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 56%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 86%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 60%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 72%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 68%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 54%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 77%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 56%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 56%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 65%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 65%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 72%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 59%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 68%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 56%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 57%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 56%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 60%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 63%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 69%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 56%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 60%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 60%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 69%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 60%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 65%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 59%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 81%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 75%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 65%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 65%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 56%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 68%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 47%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 54%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 71%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 65%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 65%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 43%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 72%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 57%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 52%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 60%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 63%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 65%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 60%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 43%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 60%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 81%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 65%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 50%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 65%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 47%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 52%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 59%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 65%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 72%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 56%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 56%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 53%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 69%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 50%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 66%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 65%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 43%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 69%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 65%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 52%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 57%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 56%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 60%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 60%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 52%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 60%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 60%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 68%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 78%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 72%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 65%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 69%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 60%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 78%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 65%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 52%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 71%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 68%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 60%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 69%
NA President Barack Obama II D 81%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 87%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 37%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 69%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 60%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 65%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 65%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 60%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 69%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 69%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 69%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 56%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 52%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 52%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 56%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 60%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 65%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 81%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 87%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 69%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 65%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 72%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 63%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 60%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 60%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 57%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 60%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 65%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 69%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 63%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 60%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 69%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 71%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 60%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 69%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 73%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 68%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 69%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 68%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 81%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 69%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 59%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 63%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 66%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 70%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 65%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 65%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 69%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 66%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 69%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 75%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 60%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 43%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 71%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 59%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 47%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 57%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 60%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 31%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 63%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 61%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 55%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 39%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 60%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 52%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 59%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 60%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 68%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 60%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 60%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 56%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 56%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 47%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 60%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 60%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 65%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 57%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 69%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 56%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 52%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 56%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 66%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 60%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 66%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 69%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 69%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 69%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 60%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 87%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 87%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 60%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 72%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 60%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 65%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 56%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 60%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 56%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 69%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 60%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 65%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 60%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 69%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 43%
Neil Abercrombie 56%
Gary Ackerman 60%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Todd Akin 69%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Wayne Allard 43%
Thomas Allen 56%
Rob Andrews 59%
Joe Baca, Sr. 68%
Spencer Bachus 66%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 63%
John Barrow 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 86%
Melissa Bean 56%
Bob Bennett 53%
Shelley Berkley 59%
Howard Berman 59%
Marion Berry 65%
Judy Biggert 65%
Brian Bilbray 87%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Tim Bishop 60%
Kit Bond 31%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 63%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
Dan Boren 65%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 59%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 72%
Henry Brown, Jr. 65%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
Jim Bunning 40%
Dan Burton 68%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 75%
Dave Camp 69%
John Campbell III 41%
Chris Cannon 61%
Eric Cantor 65%
Dennis Cardoza 77%
Russ Carnahan 60%
Julia Carson 57%
Mike Castle 61%
Saxby Chambliss 37%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Hillary Clinton 81%
Howard Coble 63%
Thomas Coburn 43%
Norm Coleman 78%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 56%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 65%
Barbara Cubin 69%
Artur Davis 73%
Geoff Davis 69%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Lincoln Davis 69%
Thomas Davis III 65%
Bill Delahunt 52%
James DeMint 43%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Norm Dicks 60%
John Dingell 73%
Chris Dodd 75%
Elizabeth Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 60%
Byron Dorgan 66%
Thelma Drake 60%
David Dreier 60%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Terry Everett 65%
Tom Feeney 65%
Russ Feingold 68%
Michael Ferguson 56%
Bob Filner 52%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 72%
Barney Frank 52%
Elton Gallegly 69%
Jim Gerlach 59%
Wayne Gilchrest 65%
Paul Gillmor 66%
Phil Gingrey 65%
Charlie Gonzalez 47%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 69%
Bart Gordon 59%
Judd Gregg 31%
Charles Hagel 50%
Ralph Hall 65%
Tom Harkin 75%
Jane Harman 72%
J. Dennis Hastert 4%
Doc Hastings 65%
Robert Hayes 59%
Wally Herger, Jr. 59%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 69%
Maurice Hinchey 63%
David Lee Hobson 68%
Pete Hoekstra 69%
Thomas Holden 63%
Rush Holt, Jr. 59%
Darlene Hooley 65%
Kenny Hulshof 69%
Duncan Hunter 63%
Kay Hutchison 56%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 54%
Daniel Inouye 87%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 56%
William Jefferson 69%
Tim Johnson 60%
Timothy Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 59%
Ric Keller 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
Patrick Kennedy 66%
Dale Kildee 69%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 69%
Jack Kingston 71%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Herb Kohl 81%
Dennis Kucinich 52%
John Kuhl, Jr. 69%
Jon Kyl 37%
Ray LaHood 72%
Mary Landrieu 75%
Tom Lantos 65%
Tom Latham 69%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Carl Levin 81%
Jerry Lewis 60%
Ron Lewis 69%
Joe Lieberman 92%
Blanche Lincoln 87%
John Linder 57%
Trent Lott, Sr. 56%
Dick Lugar 56%
Dan Lungren 65%
Connie Mack IV 65%
Don Manzullo 68%
Jim Marshall 71%
Melquiades Martinez 46%
Jim Matheson 60%
Carolyn McCarthy 63%
Thaddeus McCotter 73%
James McCrery III 65%
John McHugh 71%
Mike McIntyre 65%
Buck McKeon 65%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 55%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 63%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 65%
Mike Michaud 52%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 63%
Gary Miller 59%
George Miller 50%
Brad Miller 65%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 63%
Jim Moran, Jr. 56%
Jack Murtha 77%
Marilyn Musgrave 65%
Sue Myrick 63%
Ben Nelson 68%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 71%
Jim Oberstar 69%
Dave Obey 54%
John Olver 55%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 66%
Ed Pastor 52%
Ron Paul 30%
Donald Payne 64%
John Peterson 75%
Tom Petri 43%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 69%
Todd Platts 73%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Jon Porter, Sr. 69%
Deborah Pryce 60%
Mark Pryor 81%
George Radanovich 71%
Nick Rahall II 60%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 65%
Denny Rehberg 65%
Richard Renzi 69%
Silvestre Reyes 57%
Thomas Reynolds 65%
Jay Rockefeller IV 66%
Mike Rogers 69%
Mike Ross 68%
Steve Rothman 57%
John Salazar 63%
Ken Salazar 80%
Jim Saxton 65%
Jean Schmidt 66%
Allyson Schwartz 65%
John Shadegg 56%
Christopher Shays 63%
Ike Skelton 73%
Gordon Smith 53%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Vic Snyder 65%
Hilda Solis 56%
Mark Souder 73%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
Pete Stark 52%
Cliff Stearns 69%
Ted Stevens 50%
Bart Stupak 68%
John Sullivan 68%
John Sununu 26%
Tom Tancredo 52%
John Tanner 65%
Ellen Tauscher 73%
Gene Taylor 69%
Lee Terry 69%
Craig Thomas 43%
Todd Tiahrt 61%
John Tierney 56%
Ed Towns 68%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 47%
Mark Udall 60%
George Voinovich 68%
James Walsh 56%
Zach Wamp 63%
John Warner 56%
Diane Watson 57%
Mel Watt 52%
Henry Waxman 56%
Anthony Weiner 60%
David Weldon 60%
Gerald Weller 69%
Robert Wexler 54%
Heather Wilson 78%
Frank Wolf 66%
Lynn Woolsey 57%
David Wu 65%
Albert Wynn 65%
Bill Young 68%

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