Rating Group: Family Research Council

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 55%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 76%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 22%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 44%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 94%
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 11%
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 5%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 5%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 11%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 5%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 5%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 94%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 82%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 5%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 11%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 88%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 11%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 5%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 11%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 88%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 94%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 76%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 70%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 5%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 5%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 5%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 11%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 17%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 11%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 94%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 11%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 5%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 82%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 76%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 94%
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 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 11%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 82%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 5%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 94%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 94%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 29%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 23%
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 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
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 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 82%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 17%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 58%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 5%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 5%
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 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 11%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 76%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 11%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 94%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 88%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 94%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 11%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 44%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 5%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 50%
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 5%
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 17%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 11%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 22%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 11%
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 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 70%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
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 88%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 5%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 11%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 82%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 5%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 5%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 11%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 88%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 88%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 100%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 11%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 76%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 5%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 29%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 11%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 11%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 88%
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 11%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 88%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 11%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 11%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 11%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 11%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 11%
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 11%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
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 35%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 94%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 11%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
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 94%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 52%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 55%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 64%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 88%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 11%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 35%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
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 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 22%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 88%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 17%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 5%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 88%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 94%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 94%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 94%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 82%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 5%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 70%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 5%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 11%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 29%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 5%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 5%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 82%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 88%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 94%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 17%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 5%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 82%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 88%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 5%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
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 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 5%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 5%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 52%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 5%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 94%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 5%
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 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 70%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 70%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 35%
Rob Andrews 5%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 11%
Brian Baird 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 11%
Evan Bayh 22%
Melissa Bean 5%
Bob Bennett 88%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 29%
Judy Biggert 35%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 35%
Dan Boren 70%
Leonard Boswell 5%
Rick Boucher 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 5%
Nancy Boyda 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 76%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 82%
Robert Byrd 22%
Chris Cannon 94%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
Russ Carnahan 17%
Christopher Carney 23%
Mike Castle 23%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100%
Ben Chandler III 17%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 88%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 76%
Larry Craig 77%
Robert Cramer 29%
Barbara Cubin 47%
Artur Davis 29%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 94%
Lincoln Davis 82%
Thomas Davis III 41%
Bill Delahunt 5%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
Norm Dicks 11%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 22%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 82%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 88%
Brad Ellsworth 76%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
Philip English 70%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 29%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 82%
Bob Filner 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 23%
Judd Gregg 77%
John Hall 5%
Phil Hare 11%
Jane Harman 0%
Robert Hayes 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 17%
Baron Hill 17%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 64%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 35%
Darlene Hooley 11%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 58%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 5%
Tim Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Ric Keller 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 11%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 23%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Ron Klein 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 88%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
John Kuhl, Jr. 82%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 64%
Nicholas Lampson 23%
Steve LaTourette 64%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 70%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Blanche Lincoln 11%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 77%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 76%
Tim Mahoney 17%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 88%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
James McCrery III 76%
John McHugh 82%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 11%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 52%
Brad Miller 11%
Harry Mitchell 11%
Alan Mollohan 52%
Dennis Moore 5%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Jack Murtha 23%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 88%
Jim Oberstar 41%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 5%
Ron Paul 52%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 94%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 70%
Todd Platts 76%
Earl Pomeroy 17%
Jon Porter, Sr. 64%
Deborah Pryce 35%
George Radanovich 82%
James Ramstad 41%
Ralph Regula 82%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 94%
Silvestre Reyes 5%
Thomas Reynolds 88%
Laura Richardson 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 11%
Mike Ross 29%
Steve Rothman 5%
Ken Salazar 22%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 82%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 94%
Christopher Shays 11%
Heath Shuler 100%
Ike Skelton 52%
Gordon Smith 66%
Olympia Snowe 22%
Vic Snyder 5%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 94%
Zack Space 11%
Arlen Specter 22%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
Pete Stark 11%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 66%
Bart Stupak 52%
John Sullivan 76%
John Sununu 100%
Betty Sutton 0%
Tom Tancredo 70%
John Tanner 23%
Ellen Tauscher 5%
Gene Taylor 94%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 5%
George Voinovich 88%
James Walsh 82%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 55%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 17%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 94%
Robert Wexler 5%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 52%
Heather Wilson 76%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 88%

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