Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 27%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 18%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 60%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 17%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 33%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 42%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 73%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 50%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 17%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 40%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 17%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 50%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 33%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 73%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 40%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 90%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 64%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 42%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 64%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 45%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 60%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 70%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 18%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 25%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 50%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 17%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 33%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 36%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 18%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 50%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 44%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 44%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 25%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 27%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 44%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 25%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 33%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 75%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 60%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 42%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 67%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 25%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 25%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 42%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 42%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 42%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 40%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 42%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 36%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 42%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 75%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 60%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 17%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 25%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 45%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 17%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 17%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 58%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 25%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 42%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 33%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 25%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 44%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 42%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 30%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 17%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 25%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 50%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 27%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 17%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 17%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 42%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 20%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 45%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 42%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 40%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 17%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 60%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 25%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 33%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 27%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 56%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 33%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 25%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 42%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 42%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 17%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 25%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 33%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 50%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 33%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 33%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 25%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 42%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 60%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 25%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 25%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 25%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 25%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 55%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 67%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 58%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 73%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 67%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 58%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 60%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 27%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 45%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 73%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 33%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 33%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 64%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 17%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 17%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 33%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 25%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 45%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 70%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 42%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 60%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 42%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 25%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 33%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 55%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 80%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 27%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 17%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 17%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 33%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 33%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 25%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 60%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 75%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 33%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 30%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 17%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 25%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 25%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 17%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 17%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 25%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 17%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 50%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 58%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 60%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 17%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 25%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 45%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 33%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 36%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 45%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 45%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 40%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 45%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 45%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 60%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 18%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 33%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 60%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 57%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 42%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 42%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 33%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 30%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 56%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 58%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 42%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 42%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 33%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 40%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 67%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 33%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 33%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 33%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 0%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 42%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 42%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 33%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 17%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 17%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 18%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 64%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 33%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 36%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 33%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 42%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 60%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 17%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 25%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 17%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 60%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 60%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 17%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 64%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 42%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 60%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 45%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 42%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 33%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 33%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 25%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 33%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 42%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 42%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 17%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 33%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 60%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 60%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 33%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 30%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 60%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 60%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 60%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 25%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 55%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 45%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 17%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 50%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 17%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 17%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 17%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 17%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 18%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 17%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 17%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 17%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 33%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 17%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 17%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 17%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 42%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 36%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 17%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 18%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 17%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 17%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 17%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 33%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 45%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 17%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 67%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 17%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 17%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 33%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 60%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 17%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 42%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 17%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 17%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 27%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 55%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 33%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 73%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 40%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 33%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 17%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 18%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 73%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 33%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 50%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 83%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 67%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 25%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 75%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 33%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 40%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 20%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 17%
Gary Ackerman 36%
John Adler 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40%
Todd Akin 18%
Rodney Alexander 18%
Jason Altmire 42%
Rob Andrews 33%
Michael Arcuri 42%
Steve Austria 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 42%
Brian Baird 45%
J. Gresham Barrett 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 60%
Melissa Bean 33%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 45%
Howard Berman 36%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
John Boccieri 33%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Bobby Bright 17%
Henry Brown, Jr. 18%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 60%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 67%
Joseph Cao 30%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 36%
Christopher Carney 42%
Mike Castle 33%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Travis Childers 33%
William Clay, Sr. 55%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 50%
Kathy Dahlkemper 45%
Artur Davis 45%
Geoff Davis 25%
Lincoln Davis 36%
Bill Delahunt 50%
James DeMint 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Norm Dicks 33%
Chris Dodd 40%
Byron Dorgan 60%
David Dreier 25%
Steve Driehaus 42%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Brad Ellsworth 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
John Ensign 25%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 75%
Barney Frank 58%
Elton Gallegly 18%
Gabrielle Giffords 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 42%
Bart Gordon 45%
Judd Gregg 20%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 33%
John Hall 45%
Debbie Halvorson 33%
Phil Hare 42%
Jane Harman 42%
Wally Herger, Jr. 18%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 36%
Baron Hill 36%
Maurice Hinchey 64%
Paul Hodes 42%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 42%
Duncan Hunter 25%
Kay Hutchison 40%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25%
Daniel Inouye 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
Tim Johnson 33%
Steve Kagen 50%
Paul Kanjorski 42%
Ted Kaufman 60%
Patrick Kennedy 38%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 60%
Mary Jo Kilroy 42%
Larry Kissell 42%
Ron Klein 33%
Herb Kohl 60%
Suzanne Kosmas 33%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 33%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 20%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 60%
Chris Lee 36%
Jerry Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 17%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 25%
Don Manzullo 17%
Betsy Markey 33%
Jim Marshall 25%
Melquiades Martinez 40%
Eric Massa 58%
Thaddeus McCotter 33%
John McHugh 30%
Michael McMahon 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
Brad Miller 33%
Walt Minnick 33%
Harry Mitchell 42%
Alan Mollohan 42%
Dennis Moore 33%
Patrick Murphy 36%
Scott Murphy 22%
Jack Murtha 45%
Sue Myrick 17%
Ben Nelson 60%
Glenn Nye III 42%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 45%
John Olver 64%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42%
Ron Paul 67%
Donald Payne 70%
Tom Perriello 42%
Todd Platts 33%
Earl Pomeroy 42%
George Radanovich 18%
Denny Rehberg 25%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Laura Richardson 42%
Ciro Rodriguez 42%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 42%
Mark Schauer 33%
Jean Schmidt 25%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 42%
John Shadegg 27%
Heath Shuler 25%
Ike Skelton 33%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 40%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 27%
Zack Space 33%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Bart Stupak 27%
John Sullivan 17%
Betty Sutton 42%
John Tanner 45%
Ellen Tauscher 33%
Gene Taylor 17%
Harry Teague 25%
Todd Tiahrt 27%
Ed Towns 55%
George Voinovich 20%
Zach Wamp 18%
Diane Watson 64%
Mel Watt 50%
Jim Webb, Jr. 60%
Anthony Weiner 45%
Robert Wexler 42%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 50%
Lynn Woolsey 82%
David Wu 36%
Bill Young 18%

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