Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 91%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 95%
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 88%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 74%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 92%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 88%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 4%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 96%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 29%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 8%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 8%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 29%
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 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 25%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 92%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 13%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 21%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 13%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 13%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 28%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 38%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 21%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 17%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 4%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 52%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 39%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 89%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 8%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 92%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 92%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 17%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 92%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 4%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 71%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 96%
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 88%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 33%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 63%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 96%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 4%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 4%
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 21%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 8%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 88%
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 96%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 88%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 6%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 25%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 88%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 4%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 92%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 67%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 83%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 13%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 79%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 65%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 29%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 8%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 4%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 30%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 39%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 4%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 4%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 13%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 78%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 13%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 17%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 4%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 96%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 71%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 8%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 25%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 4%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 32%
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 9%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 96%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 17%
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 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 54%
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 71%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 46%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 88%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 92%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 96%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 17%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 4%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 88%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 83%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 8%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 96%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 4%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 4%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 50%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 92%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 30%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 13%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 13%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 4%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 4%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 13%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 9%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 13%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 13%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 9%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 4%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 33%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 4%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 96%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 8%
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 96%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 25%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 17%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 9%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 13%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 92%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 96%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 17%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 92%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 88%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 13%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 4%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 21%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 94%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 96%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 63%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 96%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 54%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 33%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 21%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 96%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 96%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 96%
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 9%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 96%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 96%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 83%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 13%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
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 96%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 14%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 9%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 83%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 94%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 4%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 29%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 8%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 92%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 13%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 83%
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 8%
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 13%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 96%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 81%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 8%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 83%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 4%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 4%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 4%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 88%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 75%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 45%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 92%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 8%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
Gary Ackerman 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 96%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Jason Altmire 63%
Rob Andrews 18%
Michael Arcuri 26%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Brian Baird 18%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Max Baucus 22%
Evan Bayh 57%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 95%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 13%
Marion Berry 8%
Judy Biggert 79%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 94%
Mary Bono Mack 96%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 17%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
Henry Brown, Jr. 88%
Ginny Brown-Waite 91%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 4%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 29%
Russ Carnahan 8%
Christopher Carney 54%
Mike Castle 54%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Travis Childers 17%
Kent Conrad 35%
Jerry Costello 17%
Artur Davis 42%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 54%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Norm Dicks 13%
Chris Dodd 10%
Byron Dorgan 18%
David Dreier 96%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 57%
Brad Ellsworth 54%
Jo Ann Emerson 74%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Russ Feingold 4%
Bob Filner 4%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 42%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Bart Gordon 38%
Judd Gregg 96%
John Hall 17%
Phil Hare 13%
Jane Harman 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 58%
Baron Hill 38%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
Paul Hodes 4%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 46%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 79%
Daniel Inouye 52%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Tim Johnson 79%
Steve Kagen 21%
Paul Kanjorski 8%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 4%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Ron Klein 38%
Herb Kohl 13%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
Jon Kyl 100%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 83%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Blanche Lincoln 43%
John Linder 96%
Dick Lugar 91%
Dan Lungren 96%
Connie Mack IV 92%
Don Manzullo 91%
Jim Marshall 79%
Melquiades Martinez 96%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
John McHugh 96%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 52%
Brad Miller 17%
Harry Mitchell 38%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 25%
Patrick Murphy 38%
Jack Murtha 13%
Sue Myrick 92%
Ben Nelson 71%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 13%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
Ron Paul 18%
Donald Payne 0%
Todd Platts 92%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 92%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 17%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 17%
Jean Schmidt 96%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 25%
John Shadegg 96%
Heath Shuler 50%
Ike Skelton 29%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Vic Snyder 13%
Mark Souder 91%
Zack Space 58%
Arlen Specter 73%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 83%
Bart Stupak 12%
John Sullivan 96%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 13%
Gene Taylor 46%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 13%
George Voinovich 87%
Zach Wamp 83%
Diane Watson 4%
Mel Watt 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 30%
Anthony Weiner 21%
Robert Wexler 13%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 25%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 17%
Bill Young 88%

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