Rating Group: Americans for Prosperity

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 58%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 57%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 29%
George Allen 86%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 16%
Charlie Bass 95%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 57%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Beauprez 84%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 33%
Judy Biggert 32%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 53%
Jeff Bingaman 57%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 42%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 26%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 0%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 29%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 5%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 57%
Ginny Brown-Waite 42%
Jim Bunning 71%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
Conrad Burns 29%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
Dan Burton 26%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 14%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 21%
Chris Cannon 56%
Eric Cantor 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 29%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 57%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
Edward Case 0%
Mike Castle 32%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 95%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 71%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 29%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 100%
VI U.S. House-Delegate Donna Christensen D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 47%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 29%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 11%
Kent Conrad 57%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 57%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 57%
Robert Cramer 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 43%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
Barbara Cubin 32%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Artur Davis 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
Geoff Davis 26%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 16%
Lincoln Davis 6%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
Thomas Davis III 16%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 95%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
Chris Dodd 29%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 16%
Elizabeth Dole 29%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 29%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 74%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 29%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 47%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 86%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 71%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 11%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 42%
AS U.S. House-Delegate Eni Faleomavaega D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
Michael Ferguson 16%
Bob Filner 0%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 5%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
Mark Foley 5%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 81%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
Luis Fortuño 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 58%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 5%
Barney Frank 26%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
William Frist 57%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 7%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 16%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 44%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 32%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 43%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
Judd Gregg 43%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 86%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 11%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 84%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 16%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 11%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 29%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 71%
Daniel Inouye 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 5%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 50%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 11%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 14%
William Lewis Jenkins 21%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 79%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 64%
Tim Johnson 37%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 14%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 95%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
Ric Keller 53%
Sue Kelly 16%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 94%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 17%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 63%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 43%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 14%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 16%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 29%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 16%
Joe Lieberman 57%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 82%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 71%
Dan Lungren 53%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
Connie Mack IV 26%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 5%
Don Manzullo 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 11%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Jim Marshall 5%
Melquiades Martinez 29%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 74%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 43%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 47%
John McHugh 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 6%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 11%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 20%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 16%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 79%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 21%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 14%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 14%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 79%
Sue Myrick 79%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
Ben Nelson 71%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 14%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 63%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 90%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
James Nussle 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 43%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 95%
Major Owens 5%
Michael Oxley 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 5%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 95%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
Todd Platts 26%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 93%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 26%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 89%
Deborah Pryce 5%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 16%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
James Ramstad 95%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 29%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 14%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 14%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 53%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 26%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
Jim Ryun 16%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 0%
Ken Salazar 29%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
Rick Santorum 67%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 0%
John Schwarz 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 86%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 93%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 5%
Christopher Shays 5%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
Donald Sherwood 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 11%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 13%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 16%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mike Sodrel 5%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 5%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 43%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 0%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 84%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 0%
James Talent 43%
Tom Tancredo 94%
John Tanner 21%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 26%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 53%
Craig Thomas 71%
William Thomas 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 32%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 57%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 32%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 11%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 16%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 26%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 16%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 6%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 29%
George Voinovich 71%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 29%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 11%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 95%
Robert Wexler 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 26%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 29%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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