Rating Group: Leading Age

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 33%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 89%
Bob Beauprez 50%
Bob Bennett 44%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 44%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 44%
Conrad Burns 44%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 89%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Julia Carson 50%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 100%
Chris Chocola 50%
Hillary Clinton 89%
Norm Coleman 44%
Kent Conrad 89%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 50%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Artur Davis 50%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
Chris Dodd 89%
Elizabeth Dole 44%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 44%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 89%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 50%
Tom Feeney 50%
Russ Feingold 78%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 50%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 50%
William Frist 44%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 100%
Judd Gregg 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Kay Hutchison 44%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 78%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 78%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 33%
Ray LaHood 50%
Tom Lantos 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 56%
Blanche Lincoln 89%
John Linder 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 22%
Dick Lugar 44%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 50%
John McHugh 100%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
Brad Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 50%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 67%
Robert William Ney 50%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Major Owens 50%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 50%
John Peterson 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 50%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
George Radanovich 50%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 50%
Jim Ryun 50%
Martin Olav Sabo 50%
Rick Santorum 33%
Paul Sarbanes 89%
Jim Saxton 50%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 50%
Donald Sherwood 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 56%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 50%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Ted Stevens 44%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 50%
John Sununu 33%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 44%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 22%
William Thomas 50%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
George Voinovich 67%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 44%
Diane Watson 50%
Mel Watt 50%
Anthony Weiner 50%
David Weldon 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 50%
Heather Wilson 100%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
David Wu 50%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 50%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 50%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 89%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 50%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 89%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 89%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 50%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 78%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 67%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 50%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 50%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 50%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 50%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 50%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 89%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 50%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 78%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 50%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 50%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 89%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 56%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 89%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 89%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 89%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 50%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 50%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 50%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 50%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 50%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 89%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 50%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 89%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 89%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 89%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 89%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 89%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 50%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 50%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 50%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 50%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 50%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 50%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 89%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 50%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 50%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 89%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 50%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 50%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 44%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 50%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 50%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 44%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 50%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 50%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 44%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 44%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 50%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 56%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 44%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 22%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 50%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 56%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 22%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 50%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 50%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 50%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 50%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 50%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 22%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 44%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 44%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 44%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 50%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 50%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 50%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 50%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 44%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 50%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 50%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 50%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 50%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 44%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 50%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
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 22%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 22%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 50%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 50%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%

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