Rating Group: Americans for Prosperity

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 63%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 67%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 71%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 81%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 62%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 80%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 95%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 10%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 6%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 5%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 10%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 95%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 94%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 89%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 85%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 95%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 95%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 95%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 6%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 90%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 83%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 86%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 52%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 60%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 43%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 95%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 29%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 76%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 6%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 81%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 76%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 80%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 90%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 86%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 14%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 71%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 77%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 88%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 81%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 29%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 65%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 95%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 20%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 18%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 95%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 62%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 90%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 60%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 29%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 95%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 81%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 71%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 75%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 6%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 6%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 95%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 95%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 5%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 95%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 75%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 90%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 90%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 29%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 90%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 29%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 5%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 10%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 6%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 90%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 65%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 76%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 88%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 58%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 86%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 57%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 90%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 62%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 57%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 5%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 87%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 95%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 17%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 88%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 82%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 82%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 10%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 94%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 95%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 95%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 95%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 90%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 95%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 95%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 5%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 10%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 95%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 63%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 20%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 90%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 90%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 6%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 95%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 86%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 5%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 55%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 5%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 95%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 5%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 62%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 57%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 5%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 94%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Wayne Allard 94%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 5%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 18%
Melissa Bean 15%
Bob Bennett 65%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 81%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 71%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Nancy Boyda 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 68%
Jim Bunning 76%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 5%
Mike Castle 38%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 11%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Hillary Clinton 8%
Norm Coleman 44%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 0%
Barbara Cubin 93%
Artur Davis 0%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 95%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 6%
Thelma Drake 95%
David Dreier 86%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 52%
Brad Ellsworth 19%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
Philip English 62%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 5%
Terry Everett 83%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 24%
Michael Ferguson 65%
Bob Filner 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Gabrielle Giffords 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 37%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 86%
Bart Gordon 0%
Judd Gregg 75%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Robert Hayes 45%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 5%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 74%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Kenny Hulshof 74%
Duncan Hunter 95%
Kay Hutchison 76%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 86%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Tim Johnson 55%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 85%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Ron Klein 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 70%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
John Kuhl, Jr. 71%
Jon Kyl 94%
Ray LaHood 26%
Nicholas Lampson 35%
Steve LaTourette 43%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 86%
Ron Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 18%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 65%
Dan Lungren 95%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Tim Mahoney 15%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 29%
Melquiades Martinez 76%
Thaddeus McCotter 81%
James McCrery III 95%
John McHugh 45%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 5%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 10%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 90%
Ben Nelson 6%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 6%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 84%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 80%
Todd Platts 57%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 71%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 38%
Ralph Regula 71%
Denny Rehberg 86%
Richard Renzi 67%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 81%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 5%
Ken Salazar 0%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 70%
Jean Schmidt 81%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 24%
Heath Shuler 5%
Ike Skelton 0%
Gordon Smith 29%
Olympia Snowe 18%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 86%
Zack Space 5%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 95%
Ted Stevens 56%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 76%
Betty Sutton 0%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 29%
Todd Tiahrt 95%
Ed Towns 0%
George Voinovich 71%
James Walsh 48%
Zach Wamp 81%
John Warner 18%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 84%
Robert Wexler 6%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Heather Wilson 81%
Lynn Woolsey 6%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 71%

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