Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 19%
Gary Ackerman 26%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 96%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 79%
Rodney Alexander 96%
Wayne Allard 96%
Thomas Allen 19%
Rob Andrews 48%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Brian Baird 36%
Richard Hugh Baker 96%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 92%
Max Baucus 26%
Evan Bayh 44%
Melissa Bean 70%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
Bob Bennett 72%
Shelley Berkley 48%
Howard Berman 44%
Marion Berry 52%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 21%
Judy Biggert 85%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 24%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 88%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 52%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 96%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 96%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 88%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
Dan Boren 85%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 48%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 89%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 21%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 88%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 28%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 76%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 91%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 93%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 88%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 58%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 28%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 89%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 89%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 91%
Chris Cannon 85%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 96%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 24%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 96%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 12%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 19%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 42%
Dennis Cardoza 68%
Russ Carnahan 48%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 28%
Julia Carson 17%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 88%
Mike Castle 81%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 96%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 92%
Ben Chandler III 73%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 15%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 27%
Hillary Clinton 32%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 44%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 89%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 71%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 96%
Norm Coleman 64%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 96%
Kent Conrad 36%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 7%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 74%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 96%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 67%
Jerry Costello 48%
Larry Craig 71%
Robert Cramer 81%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 84%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 88%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 19%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 69%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 16%
Artur Davis 73%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 15%
Geoff Davis 96%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 88%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 44%
Thomas Davis III 92%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 42%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 22%
Bill Delahunt 15%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 22%
James DeMint 92%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 81%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 78%
Norm Dicks 54%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 20%
Chris Dodd 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 22%
Elizabeth Dole 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 76%
John Doolittle 96%
Byron Dorgan 32%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 30%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 85%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 70%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 17%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 65%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 35%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 38%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 92%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 75%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 30%
Bob Etheridge 56%
Terry Everett 92%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 15%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 26%
Tom Feeney 92%
Russ Feingold 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 32%
Michael Ferguson 96%
Bob Filner 15%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 81%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 96%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
Barney Frank 15%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 93%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 84%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 78%
Paul Gillmor 96%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 96%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 93%
Charlie Gonzalez 44%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 89%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 96%
Bart Gordon 74%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 75%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 92%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 84%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 22%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 57%
Judd Gregg 72%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 11%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 9%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 60%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 93%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 8%
Jane Harman 48%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 24%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 92%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 80%
Robert Hayes 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 89%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 56%
Maurice Hinchey 12%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 45%
David Lee Hobson 89%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 63%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 7%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 16%
Darlene Hooley 36%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 54%
Kenny Hulshof 93%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Kay Hutchison 84%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 96%
Daniel Inouye 17%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 22%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 92%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 56%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 7%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 15%
William Jefferson 32%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 24%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 96%
Tim Johnson 88%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 28%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 76%
Paul Kanjorski 46%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 25%
Ric Keller 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 13%
Patrick Kennedy 46%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 25%
Dale Kildee 30%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 52%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 96%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 96%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 93%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 81%
Joseph Knollenberg 93%
Herb Kohl 24%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
John Kuhl, Jr. 96%
Jon Kyl 88%
Ray LaHood 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 38%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 52%
Tom Lantos 44%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 42%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 26%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 89%
Steve LaTourette 89%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 26%
Jerry Lewis 84%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 7%
Ron Lewis 96%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 28%
John Linder 96%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 63%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 93%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 12%
Trent Lott, Sr. 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 31%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 93%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 30%
Connie Mack IV 89%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 19%
Don Manzullo 88%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 96%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 11%
Jim Marshall 84%
Melquiades Martinez 76%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 85%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 17%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 59%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 60%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 96%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 19%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 84%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 89%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 11%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
John McHugh 92%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 76%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 92%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 96%
Michael McNulty 23%
Martin Meehan 12%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 46%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 19%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 78%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 9%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 93%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 19%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 22%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 7%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
Brad Miller 38%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 59%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 12%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 26%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 80%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 68%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 93%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 20%
Jack Murtha 48%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 15%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 22%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 19%
Ben Nelson 76%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 56%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 96%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 89%
NA President Barack Obama II D 21%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 8%
John Olver 15%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 54%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 15%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 19%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 4%
Ron Paul 31%
Donald Payne 8%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 88%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 23%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 74%
John Peterson 96%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 81%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Todd Platts 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 96%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Jon Porter, Sr. 96%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 15%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 89%
Deborah Pryce 93%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 36%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 85%
George Radanovich 93%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 11%
James Ramstad 96%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 15%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 16%
Ralph Regula 89%
Denny Rehberg 89%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 28%
Richard Renzi 96%
Silvestre Reyes 57%
Thomas Reynolds 89%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 84%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 19%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 96%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 96%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 96%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 85%
Mike Ross 69%
Steve Rothman 19%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 22%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 56%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 17%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 89%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 48%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 67%
Ken Salazar 42%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 42%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 19%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 15%
Jim Saxton 89%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 12%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 46%
Jean Schmidt 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 33%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 41%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 67%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 15%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 11%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 96%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 88%
John Shadegg 96%
Christopher Shays 69%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 76%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 38%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 93%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 96%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 89%
Ike Skelton 69%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 16%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 37%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 85%
Gordon Smith 64%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 88%
Olympia Snowe 52%
Vic Snyder 44%
Hilda Solis 11%
Mark Souder 96%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 28%
Pete Stark 4%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 71%
Bart Stupak 38%
John Sullivan 96%
John Sununu 71%
Tom Tancredo 96%
John Tanner 77%
Ellen Tauscher 31%
Gene Taylor 80%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 38%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 15%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 81%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 84%
Todd Tiahrt 89%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 96%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 19%
Ed Towns 28%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 19%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 93%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 48%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 12%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 85%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 23%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 30%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 88%
George Voinovich 56%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
James Walsh 79%
Zach Wamp 93%
John Warner 76%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 24%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 12%
Diane Watson 12%
Mel Watt 7%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 21%
Anthony Weiner 23%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 89%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 96%
Robert Wexler 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 96%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 96%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 93%
Heather Wilson 73%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 96%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 22%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
Albert Wynn 33%
Bill Young 88%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 85%

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