Rating Group: National Association of Counties

2007-2008 Positions on County Government Advocacy

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 87%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 71%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 75%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 83%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 83%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 16%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 75%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 81%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 16%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 81%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 81%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 83%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 90%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 75%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 83%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 83%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 83%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 83%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 58%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 66%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 83%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 58%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 83%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 81%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 75%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 75%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 75%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 72%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 66%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 83%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 81%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 50%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 72%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 41%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 58%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 58%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 83%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 75%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 83%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 25%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 83%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 75%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 83%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 75%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 83%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 87%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 50%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 90%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 41%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 75%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 75%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 91%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 81%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 83%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 75%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 83%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 75%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 87%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 87%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 58%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 50%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 90%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 27%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 11%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 50%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 75%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 41%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 83%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 81%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 87%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 83%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 83%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 75%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 36%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 91%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 75%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 75%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 83%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 58%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 81%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 83%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 54%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 83%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 72%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 36%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 85%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 87%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 83%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 71%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 62%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 40%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 83%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 83%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 83%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 83%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 83%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 75%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 83%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 83%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 83%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 83%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 83%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 87%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 87%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 66%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 58%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 83%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 77%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 75%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 50%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 83%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 83%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 58%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 83%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 85%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 66%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 75%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 83%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 66%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 83%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 75%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 71%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 75%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 66%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 25%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 83%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 75%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 41%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 75%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 75%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 83%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 75%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 58%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 66%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 25%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 83%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 83%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 66%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 83%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 75%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 66%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 75%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 83%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 83%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 83%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 81%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 83%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 83%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 83%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 83%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 83%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 83%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 72%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 81%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 33%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 57%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 66%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 66%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 83%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 71%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 42%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 75%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 87%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 75%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 58%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 41%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 83%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 75%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 81%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 83%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 72%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 75%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 41%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 87%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 87%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 83%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 71%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 85%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 87%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 85%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 87%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 16%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 66%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 33%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 83%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 75%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 50%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 50%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 41%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 66%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 25%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 36%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 54%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 90%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 72%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 58%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 70%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 58%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 90%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 83%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 33%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 58%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 83%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 70%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 50%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 58%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 72%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 75%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 66%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 66%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 57%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 75%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 81%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 81%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 81%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 85%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 87%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 83%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 41%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 83%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 50%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 58%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 66%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 83%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 33%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 75%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 25%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 75%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 62%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 71%
Gary Ackerman 81%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 41%
Rodney Alexander 81%
Jason Altmire 75%
Rob Andrews 81%
Michael Arcuri 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
Brian Baird 83%
J. Gresham Barrett 41%
Roscoe Bartlett 66%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 75%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 72%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 83%
Brian Bilbray 58%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 83%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 81%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
Jim Bunning 57%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 58%
Robert Byrd 100%
Eric Cantor 58%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Christopher Carney 75%
Mike Castle 75%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Travis Childers 80%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 75%
Artur Davis 81%
Geoff Davis 41%
Lincoln Davis 75%
Bill Delahunt 66%
James DeMint 12%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 83%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 87%
David Dreier 83%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
John Ensign 62%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Russ Feingold 75%
Bob Filner 75%
Barney Frank 83%
Elton Gallegly 63%
Gabrielle Giffords 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Bart Gordon 80%
Judd Gregg 75%
John Hall 83%
Phil Hare 81%
Jane Harman 81%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
Baron Hill 72%
Maurice Hinchey 72%
Paul Hodes 75%
Pete Hoekstra 58%
Thomas Holden 75%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 58%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 75%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Dale Kildee 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Ron Klein 83%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 72%
Jon Kyl 37%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 58%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 25%
Dick Lugar 85%
Dan Lungren 75%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 83%
Melquiades Martinez 87%
Thaddeus McCotter 58%
John McHugh 83%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 81%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 91%
Brad Miller 83%
Harry Mitchell 83%
Alan Mollohan 83%
Dennis Moore 83%
Patrick Murphy 83%
Jack Murtha 83%
Sue Myrick 75%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 81%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 88%
Ron Paul 12%
Donald Payne 80%
Todd Platts 66%
Earl Pomeroy 83%
George Radanovich 80%
Denny Rehberg 75%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
Mike Ross 83%
Steve Rothman 75%
Jean Schmidt 75%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90%
John Shadegg 33%
Heath Shuler 72%
Ike Skelton 83%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mark Souder 66%
Zack Space 83%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Pete Stark 60%
Cliff Stearns 36%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sullivan 50%
Betty Sutton 83%
John Tanner 91%
Ellen Tauscher 83%
Gene Taylor 81%
Todd Tiahrt 45%
Ed Towns 83%
George Voinovich 62%
Zach Wamp 58%
Diane Watson 81%
Mel Watt 83%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 83%
Robert Wexler 77%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 81%
Lynn Woolsey 72%
David Wu 83%
Bill Young 58%

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