Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 75%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 75%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 75%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 75%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 25%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 38%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 25%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 25%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 25%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 38%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 88%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 25%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 25%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 25%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 25%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 25%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 75%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 25%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 75%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 75%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 25%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 25%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 25%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 33%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 75%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 25%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 75%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 25%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 62%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 75%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 62%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 25%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 75%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 62%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 75%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 62%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 75%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 25%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 25%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 25%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 25%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 25%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 75%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 25%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 12%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 92%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 62%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 62%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 25%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 25%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 25%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 38%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 25%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 25%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 8%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 88%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 25%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 62%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 25%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 75%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 25%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 62%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 38%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 38%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 62%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 75%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 38%
NA President Barack Obama II D 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 38%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 38%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 62%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 62%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 75%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 38%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 62%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 62%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 62%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 75%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 25%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 8%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 62%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 62%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 38%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 25%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 25%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 38%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 25%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 25%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 88%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 88%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 25%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 88%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 88%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 38%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 75%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 75%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 12%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 25%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 75%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 25%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 75%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 75%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 17%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 75%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 92%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 75%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 62%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 75%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 75%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 75%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 75%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 75%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 75%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 38%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 75%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 75%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 75%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 75%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 62%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 75%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 75%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 75%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 75%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 88%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 75%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 75%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 75%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 75%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 33%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 38%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 75%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 25%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 75%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 25%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 75%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 38%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 12%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 62%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 62%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 92%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 38%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
Spencer Bachus 75%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
John Barrow 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 17%
Melissa Bean 62%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 38%
Judy Biggert 75%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Tim Bishop 25%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 62%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 17%
Dave Camp 75%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 75%
Eric Cantor 75%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Julia Carson 25%
Mike Castle 75%
Saxby Chambliss 92%
Ben Chandler III 38%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 62%
Thomas Coburn 92%
Norm Coleman 83%
Kent Conrad 25%
Jerry Costello 38%
Larry Craig 83%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 62%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 75%
Jo Ann Davis 62%
Lincoln Davis 62%
Thomas Davis III 75%
Bill Delahunt 25%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 38%
John Dingell 25%
Chris Dodd 8%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 92%
John Doolittle 62%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 75%
David Dreier 75%
Chet Edwards 62%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 38%
Terry Everett 75%
Tom Feeney 62%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 25%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Jim Gerlach 62%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Phil Gingrey 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 62%
Bart Gordon 62%
Judd Gregg 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 62%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
Doc Hastings 88%
Robert Hayes 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 38%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Pete Hoekstra 75%
Thomas Holden 38%
Rush Holt, Jr. 25%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Duncan Hunter 62%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 75%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 25%
William Jefferson 62%
Tim Johnson 62%
Timothy Johnson 17%
Paul Kanjorski 12%
Ric Keller 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 25%
Jack Kingston 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Herb Kohl 17%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
John Kuhl, Jr. 75%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 62%
Mary Landrieu 42%
Tom Lantos 25%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 75%
Ron Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 42%
John Linder 75%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 92%
Dan Lungren 75%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 62%
Jim Marshall 38%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Jim Matheson 75%
Carolyn McCarthy 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 62%
James McCrery III 75%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 75%
Michael McNulty 12%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 38%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 38%
Mike Michaud 38%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Gary Miller 75%
George Miller 25%
Brad Miller 25%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jim Moran, Jr. 62%
Jack Murtha 38%
Marilyn Musgrave 75%
Sue Myrick 75%
Ben Nelson 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 62%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 25%
John Olver 25%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Ed Pastor 38%
Ron Paul 62%
Donald Payne 12%
John Peterson 75%
Tom Petri 75%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75%
Todd Platts 75%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Jon Porter, Sr. 75%
Deborah Pryce 75%
Mark Pryor 17%
George Radanovich 88%
Nick Rahall II 62%
James Ramstad 62%
Ralph Regula 75%
Denny Rehberg 62%
Richard Renzi 75%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Thomas Reynolds 75%
Jay Rockefeller IV 8%
Mike Rogers 75%
Mike Ross 38%
Steve Rothman 50%
John Salazar 50%
Ken Salazar 17%
Jim Saxton 75%
Jean Schmidt 50%
Allyson Schwartz 38%
John Shadegg 75%
Christopher Shays 75%
Ike Skelton 62%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 25%
Mark Souder 88%
Arlen Specter 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 38%
Pete Stark 25%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 75%
John Sununu 92%
Tom Tancredo 62%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 38%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 62%
Craig Thomas 92%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
John Tierney 25%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 12%
Mark Udall 12%
George Voinovich 92%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
John Warner 92%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 25%
Henry Waxman 25%
Anthony Weiner 25%
David Weldon 62%
Gerald Weller 75%
Robert Wexler 25%
Heather Wilson 75%
Frank Wolf 75%
Lynn Woolsey 25%
David Wu 38%
Albert Wynn 62%
Bill Young 75%

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