Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 41%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 46%
Wayne Allard 93%
Thomas Allen 52%
Rob Andrews 38%
Richard Armey 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 44%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Cass Ballenger 94%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 46%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 47%
Douglas Bereuter 90%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 76%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 71%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Rod Blagojevich 52%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 90%
David Edward Bonior 23%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 47%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
John Breaux 86%
Ed Bryant 80%
Jim Bunning 78%
Conrad Burns 93%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 85%
Robert Byrd 40%
Herbert Callahan 85%
Ben Campbell 84%
Chris Cannon 95%
Brad Carson 63%
Julia Carson 40%
Mike Castle 80%
Eva Clayton 61%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 73%
Robert Clement 76%
Michael Collins 76%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 42%
John Cooksey 87%
Jerry Costello 47%
Christopher Cox 80%
William Coyne 30%
Larry Craig 93%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 85%
Barbara Cubin 80%
Randall Cunningham 95%
Thomas Daschle 71%
James Davis 57%
Thomas Davis III 80%
Bill Delahunt 47%
Thomas DeLay 84%
James DeMint 90%
Peter Deutsch 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
Norm Dicks 45%
Chris Dodd 53%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 90%
John Doolittle 76%
Byron Dorgan 46%
David Dreier 90%
Jennifer Dunn 95%
John Edwards 40%
Chet Edwards 52%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 85%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
Philip English 76%
Bob Etheridge 66%
Lane Evans 38%
Terry Everett 78%
Russ Feingold 20%
Bob Filner 27%
Peter Fitzgerald 71%
Ernest Fletcher 80%
Mark Foley 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80%
Barney Frank 33%
William Frist 86%
Jonas Frost III 47%
Elton Gallegly 85%
John Ganske 80%
George Gekas 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 28%
Jim Gibbons 61%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 80%
Benjamin Gilman 57%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 66%
Bart Gordon 71%
Porter Goss 80%
Daniel Graham 60%
William Phillip Gramm 86%
Mark Green 85%
James Greenwood 77%
Judd Gregg 86%
Gilbert Gutknecht 80%
Tony Hall 52%
James Hansen 85%
J. Dennis Hastert 81%
Robert Hayes 76%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 84%
Joel Hefley 84%
Jesse Helms 76%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Baron Hill 60%
Van Hilleary 80%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 52%
Maurice Hinchey 23%
David Lee Hobson 90%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 42%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 33%
Darlene Hooley 61%
Stephen Horn 66%
John Nathan Hostettler 76%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 85%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
Duncan Hunter 71%
Asa Hutchinson 85%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Henry Hyde 71%
Daniel Inouye 69%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 73%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 23%
William Jefferson 66%
James Merrill Jeffords 73%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
Christopher John 90%
Nancy Johnson 90%
Paul Kanjorski 42%
Sue Kelly 76%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 40%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
Dale Kildee 42%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 42%
Gerald Kleczka 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 90%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 80%
Dennis Kucinich 28%
Jon Kyl 85%
John LaFalce 42%
Ray LaHood 95%
Nicholas Lampson 57%
Tom Lantos 47%
Stephen Largent 90%
Steve LaTourette 80%
James Leach 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Ron Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
John Linder 90%
William Lipinski 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 93%
Ken Lucas 80%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 42%
James Maloney 52%
Don Manzullo 90%
Frank Mascara 47%
Robert Matsui 47%
Karen McCarthy 52%
James McCrery III 95%
John McHugh 80%
Scott McInnis 84%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 23%
Michael McNulty 57%
Martin Meehan 45%
Carrie Meek 52%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
Dan Miller 75%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 52%
John Moakley 30%
Alan Mollohan 52%
Dennis Moore 66%
Constance Morella 71%
Frank Murkowski 100%
Jack Murtha 45%
Sue Myrick 90%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 80%
Robert William Ney 61%
Don Nickles 86%
Anne Northup 95%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 71%
James Nussle 95%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 15%
John Olver 38%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 45%
Doug Ose 85%
Major Owens 42%
Michael Oxley 95%
Ron Paul 45%
Donald Payne 33%
John Peterson 90%
David Phelps 57%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 90%
Todd Platts 85%
Richard Pombo 76%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Deborah Pryce 90%
Jack Quinn 70%
George Radanovich 90%
James Ramstad 90%
Ralph Regula 80%
Silvestre Reyes 52%
Thomas Reynolds 85%
Bob Riley 75%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 38%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Timothy Roemer 68%
Mike Ross 85%
Steve Rothman 38%
Marge Roukema 76%
Jim Ryun 90%
Martin Olav Sabo 38%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 71%
Rick Santorum 93%
Paul Sarbanes 40%
Jim Saxton 61%
Joe Scarborough 66%
Robert Schaffer 84%
John Shadegg 80%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 80%
Christopher Shays 76%
Donald Sherwood 85%
Ronnie Shows 61%
Joseph Skeen 90%
Ike Skelton 66%
Gordon Smith 100%
Nick Smith 84%
Bob Smith 73%
Olympia Snowe 73%
Vic Snyder 55%
Mark Souder 71%
Arlen Specter 53%
Floyd Spence 93%
John Spratt, Jr. 52%
Pete Stark 25%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Charles Stenholm 70%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 31%
Bob Stump 76%
Bart Stupak 30%
John Sununu 85%
John Sweeney 76%
Tom Tancredo 71%
John Tanner 85%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
William Tauzin 85%
Charles Taylor 72%
Gene Taylor 38%
Craig Thomas 92%
William Thomas 90%
Fred Thompson 93%
Karen Thurman 57%
Strom Thurmond 86%
Todd Tiahrt 95%
Robert Torricelli 57%
Ed Towns 50%
James Traficant, Jr. 52%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 47%
James Turner 61%
George Voinovich 80%
James Walsh 85%
Zach Wamp 71%
John Warner 100%
Wesley Watkins 95%
Mel Watt 45%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 90%
Anthony Weiner 40%
David Weldon 76%
W. Curtis Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 68%
Paul Wellstone 20%
Robert Wexler 52%
Heather Wilson 80%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
David Wu 52%
Albert Wynn 57%
Bill Young 84%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 42%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 40%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 23%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 38%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 45%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 78%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 42%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 41%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 42%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 75%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 42%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 66%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 46%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 57%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 30%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 38%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 47%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 33%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 25%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 47%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 42%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 33%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 47%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 38%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 55%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 45%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 54%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 38%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 57%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 55%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 47%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 47%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 71%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 57%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 60%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 53%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 73%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 63%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 57%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 58%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 66%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 52%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 42%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 52%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 52%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 45%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 29%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 65%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 42%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 33%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 66%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 38%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 46%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 38%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 64%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 28%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 47%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 38%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 35%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 52%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 42%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 61%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 42%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 41%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 46%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 40%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 35%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 36%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 63%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 47%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 40%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 53%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 42%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 42%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 47%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 38%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 80%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 66%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 28%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 47%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 35%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 40%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 26%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 45%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 60%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 52%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 23%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 71%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 85%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 83%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 90%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 85%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 80%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 80%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 90%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 76%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 90%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 76%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 71%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 93%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 71%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 71%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 70%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 84%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 80%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 94%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 85%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 85%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 85%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 61%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 55%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 80%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 95%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 75%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 92%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 85%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 80%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 95%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 84%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 76%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 85%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 85%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 85%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 76%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 61%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 71%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 80%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 70%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 86%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 76%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 93%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 80%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 90%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 47%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 85%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 95%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 76%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 85%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 73%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 80%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 85%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 85%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 71%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 78%

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