Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2005 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II D 39%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 44%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 89%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 78%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 72%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 24%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 72%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 94%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 94%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 28%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 81%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 93%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 94%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 83%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 30%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 41%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 40%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 78%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 44%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 93%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 93%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 94%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 40%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 41%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 39%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 33%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 33%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 33%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 93%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 89%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 28%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 33%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 44%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 56%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 30%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 85%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 78%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 96%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 85%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 30%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 81%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 48%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 46%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 36%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 31%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 70%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 37%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 38%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 37%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 42%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 96%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 32%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 42%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 41%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 35%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 37%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 30%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 77%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 43%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 93%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 32%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 52%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 81%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 93%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 41%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 37%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 44%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 37%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 80%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 89%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 42%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 92%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 31%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 44%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 96%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 93%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 74%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 85%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 33%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 93%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 74%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 93%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 89%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 44%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 46%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 38%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 41%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 29%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 89%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 37%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 85%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 93%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 89%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 41%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 35%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 37%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 37%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 52%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 41%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 37%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 89%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 48%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 89%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 35%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 93%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 33%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 70%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 44%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 48%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 93%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 52%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 56%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 58%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 48%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 78%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 89%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 93%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 85%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 37%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 89%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 96%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 89%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 52%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 59%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 48%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 35%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 37%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 38%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 44%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 33%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 41%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 41%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 41%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 52%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 89%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 88%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 41%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 96%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 96%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 48%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 92%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 96%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 93%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 37%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 37%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 35%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 40%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 74%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 93%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 44%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 89%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 88%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 92%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 44%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 93%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 48%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 81%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 59%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 89%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 85%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 89%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 88%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 81%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 92%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 88%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 89%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 48%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 93%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 93%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 89%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 85%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 74%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 56%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 93%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 93%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 93%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 88%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 89%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 48%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 37%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 89%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 93%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 38%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 81%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 41%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 89%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 93%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 59%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 93%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 37%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 88%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 89%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 59%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 38%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 77%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 89%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 81%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 89%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 89%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 29%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 37%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 85%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 48%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 35%
Neil Abercrombie 42%
Gary Ackerman 37%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 39%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 93%
Wayne Allard 89%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 42%
Rob Andrews 42%
Joe Baca, Sr. 58%
Spencer Bachus 93%
Brian Baird 56%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 85%
John Barrow 56%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Charlie Bass 85%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 56%
Melissa Bean 73%
Bob Beauprez 93%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 54%
Howard Berman 41%
Marion Berry 63%
Judy Biggert 89%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
Jeff Bingaman 72%
Tim Bishop 41%
Sherwood Boehlert 78%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 89%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 89%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Dan Boren 81%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 59%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Ginny Brown-Waite 88%
Jim Bunning 94%
Conrad Burns 94%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 44%
Dave Camp 89%
John Campbell III 50%
Chris Cannon 93%
Eric Cantor 93%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 41%
Julia Carson 40%
Edward Case 48%
Mike Castle 78%
Lincoln Chafee 67%
Saxby Chambliss 94%
Ben Chandler III 52%
Chris Chocola 93%
Hillary Clinton 35%
Howard Coble 78%
Thomas Coburn 89%
Norm Coleman 88%
Kent Conrad 69%
Jerry Costello 52%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 81%
Barbara Cubin 88%
Artur Davis 70%
Geoff Davis 93%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 78%
Lincoln Davis 78%
Thomas Davis III 85%
Bill Delahunt 35%
Thomas DeLay 88%
James DeMint 89%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 89%
Norm Dicks 52%
John Dingell 52%
Chris Dodd 39%
Elizabeth Dole 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 94%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Thelma Drake 93%
David Dreier 93%
Chet Edwards 74%
Vern Ehlers 85%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 52%
Lane Evans 37%
Terry Everett 85%
Tom Feeney 81%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 89%
Bob Filner 37%
Mark Foley 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
Barney Frank 33%
William Frist 89%
Elton Gallegly 92%
Jim Gerlach 81%
Jim Gibbons 85%
Wayne Gilchrest 89%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Phil Gingrey 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 63%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 81%
Bart Gordon 74%
Mark Green 93%
Judd Gregg 72%
Gilbert Gutknecht 81%
Charles Hagel 94%
Ralph Hall 92%
Tom Harkin 33%
Jane Harman 58%
Katherine Harris 89%
Melissa Hart 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 90%
Doc Hastings 96%
Robert Hayes 89%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 63%
Maurice Hinchey 30%
David Lee Hobson 96%
Pete Hoekstra 89%
Thomas Holden 63%
Rush Holt, Jr. 33%
Darlene Hooley 52%
John Nathan Hostettler 81%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 88%
Kay Hutchison 94%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
Daniel Inouye 44%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 30%
William Jefferson 59%
James Merrill Jeffords 56%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
Nancy Johnson 78%
Tim Johnson 70%
Timothy Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 48%
Ric Keller 88%
Sue Kelly 78%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 28%
Mark Kennedy 93%
Patrick Kennedy 37%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 32%
Jack Kingston 92%
Joseph Knollenberg 93%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 96%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
John Kuhl, Jr. 89%
Jon Kyl 83%
Ray LaHood 92%
Mary Landrieu 76%
Tom Lantos 38%
Tom Latham 93%
Steve LaTourette 78%
Frank Lautenberg 29%
James Leach 78%
Carl Levin 39%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Ron Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 61%
Blanche Lincoln 89%
John Linder 93%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 93%
Connie Mack IV 81%
Don Manzullo 93%
Jim Marshall 63%
Melquiades Martinez 83%
Jim Matheson 78%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 81%
James McCrery III 92%
John McHugh 81%
Mike McIntyre 62%
Buck McKeon 93%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 30%
Michael McNulty 41%
Martin Meehan 41%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 52%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 67%
Mike Michaud 48%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 33%
Gary Miller 92%
George Miller 35%
Brad Miller 41%
Alan Mollohan 56%
Dennis Moore 59%
Jim Moran, Jr. 65%
Jack Murtha 62%
Marilyn Musgrave 92%
Sue Myrick 87%
Ben Nelson 94%
Robert William Ney 81%
Anne Northup 93%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 85%
James Nussle 93%
Jim Oberstar 31%
Dave Obey 35%
John Olver 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 70%
Thomas William Osborne 93%
Major Owens 30%
Michael Oxley 92%
Ed Pastor 37%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 29%
John Peterson 92%
Tom Petri 85%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
Todd Platts 85%
Richard Pombo 88%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Jon Porter, Sr. 93%
Deborah Pryce 88%
Mark Pryor 78%
George Radanovich 96%
Nick Rahall II 56%
James Ramstad 81%
Ralph Regula 93%
Denny Rehberg 89%
Richard Renzi 93%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 93%
Jay Rockefeller IV 50%
Mike Rogers 93%
Mike Ross 65%
Steve Rothman 48%
Jim Ryun 93%
Martin Olav Sabo 30%
John Salazar 67%
Ken Salazar 72%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 28%
Jim Saxton 81%
Jean Schmidt 82%
Allyson Schwartz 44%
John Schwarz 88%
John Shadegg 81%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Christopher Shays 70%
Donald Sherwood 93%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 74%
Ike Skelton 70%
Gordon Smith 88%
Olympia Snowe 78%
Vic Snyder 59%
Mike Sodrel 93%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 88%
John Spratt, Jr. 52%
Pete Stark 32%
Cliff Stearns 89%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 44%
Bart Stupak 46%
John Sullivan 85%
John Sununu 64%
John Sweeney 88%
James Talent 94%
Tom Tancredo 77%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 52%
Charles Taylor 85%
Gene Taylor 59%
Lee Terry 89%
Craig Thomas 89%
William Thomas 96%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
John Tierney 30%
Ed Towns 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 38%
Mark Udall 37%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 89%
Zach Wamp 88%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 37%
Mel Watt 35%
Henry Waxman 38%
Anthony Weiner 37%
David Weldon 81%
W. Curtis Weldon 85%
Gerald Weller 93%
Robert Wexler 26%
Heather Wilson 96%
Frank Wolf 89%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 50%
Albert Wynn 70%
Bill Young 92%

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