Rating Group: Americans for Prosperity

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 9%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Max Baucus 8%
Evan Bayh 16%
Melissa Bean 20%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 81%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Kit Bond 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 90%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Nancy Boyda 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
Jim Bunning 91%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 8%
Chris Cannon 100%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 0%
Mike Castle 63%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Hillary Clinton 8%
Norm Coleman 66%
Kent Conrad 8%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 0%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 0%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 81%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 8%
Thelma Drake 90%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 72%
Brad Ellsworth 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
Philip English 81%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 9%
Terry Everett 75%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 8%
Michael Ferguson 45%
Bob Filner 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 54%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 90%
Gabrielle Giffords 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 72%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
Bart Gordon 0%
Judd Gregg 91%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Robert Hayes 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 9%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Kenny Hulshof 81%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 91%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 9%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 9%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 8%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Ron Klein 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 90%
Herb Kohl 8%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 72%
Jon Kyl 91%
Ray LaHood 55%
Nicholas Lampson 36%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 54%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 8%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 75%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Tim Mahoney 27%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 18%
Melquiades Martinez 91%
Thaddeus McCotter 63%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 50%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 18%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 16%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 80%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 88%
Todd Platts 63%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 90%
Deborah Pryce 90%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 63%
Ralph Regula 72%
Denny Rehberg 90%
Richard Renzi 72%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
Ken Salazar 8%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Jean Schmidt 81%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 45%
Heath Shuler 9%
Ike Skelton 0%
Gordon Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 9%
Arlen Specter 58%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Ted Stevens 66%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 91%
Betty Sutton 0%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 45%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
George Voinovich 66%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 72%
John Warner 83%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 25%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 81%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Heather Wilson 81%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 81%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 36%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 9%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 9%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 16%
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 8%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 9%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 8%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 30%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 9%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 8%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 8%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 16%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 18%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 33%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 8%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 27%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 16%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 9%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 9%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 8%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 8%
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%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 16%
NA President Barack Obama II D 9%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 8%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 33%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 8%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 8%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 8%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 16%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 8%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 8%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 8%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 81%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 91%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 66%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 90%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 90%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 72%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 91%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 63%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 91%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 83%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 83%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 91%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 83%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 87%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 72%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 81%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 83%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 90%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 81%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 90%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 72%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 81%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 91%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 91%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 88%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 66%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 91%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 55%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 63%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 70%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 90%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 36%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 87%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 90%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 90%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 72%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 81%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 75%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 63%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 63%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 88%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 70%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 83%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 80%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 81%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 72%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 90%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 81%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 90%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 90%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 90%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 45%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 90%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 91%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 81%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 81%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 81%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 81%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 90%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 63%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 63%

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