Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2008 Lifetime Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Bob Bennett 98%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 97%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 97%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 97%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 97%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 97%
Judy Biggert 96%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 96%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 96%
Eric Cantor 96%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 96%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 96%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 96%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 96%
Kay Hutchison 96%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 96%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 95%
David Dreier 95%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 95%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 95%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 95%
John Linder 95%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 95%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 95%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 95%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 95%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 95%
Kit Bond 94%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 94%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 94%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 94%
Denny Rehberg 94%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 94%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 94%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 94%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 94%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 94%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 94%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 93%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
Larry Craig 93%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 93%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 93%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 93%
Melquiades Martinez 93%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 93%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 93%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 93%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 93%
George Radanovich 93%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 93%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 93%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 93%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 92%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 92%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 92%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 92%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 92%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 92%
Elton Gallegly 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 92%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 92%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 92%
John Sullivan 92%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 92%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 91%
Norm Coleman 91%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 91%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 91%
Vern Ehlers 91%
Dick Lugar 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 91%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 91%
Sue Myrick 91%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 91%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 91%
Jean Schmidt 91%
Todd Akin 90%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 90%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 90%
Geoff Davis 90%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 90%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 90%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 90%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 90%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 90%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 90%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 89%
Jim Bunning 89%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 89%
Pete Hoekstra 89%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 89%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 89%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 89%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 89%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 89%
George Voinovich 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 88%
Dan Boren 88%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 88%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 88%
Dan Burton 88%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 88%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 88%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 88%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 88%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 88%
Judd Gregg 88%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 88%
Dan Lungren 88%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
Mark Souder 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 87%
Jo Ann Emerson 87%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 87%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 87%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 87%
Jon Kyl 87%
Ray LaHood 87%
Jerry Lewis 87%
John Shadegg 87%
Rodney Alexander 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 86%
John Ensign 86%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 86%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 86%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 86%
Don Manzullo 86%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 86%
John Sununu 86%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 85%
James DeMint 85%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 85%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 85%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 85%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 85%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 85%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
Connie Mack IV 85%
Todd Platts 85%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 84%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 84%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 84%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 84%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 84%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 84%
Zach Wamp 84%
Brian Bilbray 83%
Mike Castle 83%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 83%
Steve LaTourette 83%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 83%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 83%
Heath Shuler 83%
Cliff Stearns 83%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 83%
Bill Young 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 82%
John McHugh 82%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 82%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 82%
Brad Ellsworth 81%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 81%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 81%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 80%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 79%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 79%
Tim Johnson 79%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 79%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 79%
Tom Tancredo 79%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 78%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 78%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 78%
Ted Stevens 78%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 78%
Melissa Bean 77%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 77%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 77%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 77%
Ben Nelson 77%
Lincoln Davis 76%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 76%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 76%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 75%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 75%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 74%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 74%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 73%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 73%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 73%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 72%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 72%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 71%
Blanche Lincoln 71%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
Olympia Snowe 69%
John Tanner 69%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 68%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 67%
Artur Davis 67%
Ron Klein 67%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 67%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 66%
Ken Salazar 66%
Arlen Specter 66%
Dennis Cardoza 65%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 65%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 65%
Travis Childers 64%
Gabrielle Giffords 64%
Harry Mitchell 64%
Chet Edwards 63%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 63%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 63%
Laura Richardson 63%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 63%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 63%
Ron Paul 62%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 62%
Michael Arcuri 61%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 61%
Patrick Murphy 61%
Mike Ross 61%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 61%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 61%
Leonard Boswell 60%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 60%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 60%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 60%
Jim Marshall 60%
Dennis Moore 60%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 60%
Zack Space 60%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 59%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 59%
Bob Etheridge 59%
Jane Harman 59%
Jason Altmire 58%
Evan Bayh 58%
Marion Berry 58%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 58%
Baron Hill 58%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 58%
Betty Sutton 58%
Gene Taylor 58%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 58%
Bart Gordon 57%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 57%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 57%
Ike Skelton 57%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 57%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 57%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 56%
Christopher Carney 56%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 56%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 56%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 56%
Phil Hare 56%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 56%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 56%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 56%
Ellen Tauscher 56%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 55%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 55%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 54%
Ben Chandler III 54%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 54%
Thomas Holden 54%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 54%
Jim Webb, Jr. 54%
Russ Carnahan 53%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 53%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 53%
Charlie Gonzalez 53%
John Hall 53%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 53%
Paul Hodes 53%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 53%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 53%
Earl Pomeroy 53%
Vic Snyder 53%
Brian Baird 52%
Shelley Berkley 52%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 52%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 52%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 52%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 51%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 51%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 51%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 51%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 51%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 51%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 50%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 50%
Steve Kagen 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 50%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 49%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 49%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 48%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 48%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 48%
Joe Lieberman 48%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 48%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 48%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 48%
John Spratt, Jr. 48%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 47%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 47%
Herb Kohl 47%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 47%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 47%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 47%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 46%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 46%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 46%
Hillary Clinton 46%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 46%
Brad Miller 46%
Ciro Rodriguez 46%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 46%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 46%
Max Baucus 45%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 45%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 45%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 45%
Jeff Bingaman 44%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 44%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 44%
Rick Boucher 43%
Kent Conrad 43%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 43%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 43%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 43%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 43%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 43%
David Wu 43%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 42%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 42%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 42%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 41%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 41%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 41%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 41%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 40%
Norm Dicks 40%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 40%
Anthony Weiner 40%
Rob Andrews 39%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 39%
Jack Murtha 39%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 39%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 39%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 38%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 38%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 38%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 38%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 38%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 38%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 37%
Byron Dorgan 37%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 37%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 37%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 37%
Steve Rothman 37%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 36%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 36%
Jerry Costello 36%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 36%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 36%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 36%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 36%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 36%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 36%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 35%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 35%
Bill Delahunt 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 35%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 35%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 35%
Alan Mollohan 35%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 35%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 35%
Bart Stupak 35%
Robert Wexler 35%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 34%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 34%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 34%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 34%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 34%
Paul Kanjorski 34%
Frank Lautenberg 34%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 34%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 34%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 34%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 34%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 34%
Daniel Inouye 33%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 33%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 33%
Hilda Solis 33%
Gary Ackerman 32%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 32%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 32%
Howard Berman 32%
Robert Byrd 32%
Chris Dodd 32%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 32%
Patrick Kennedy 32%
NA President Barack Obama II D 32%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 32%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 32%
Diane Watson 32%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 31%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 31%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 31%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 31%
Ed Towns 31%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 30%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 30%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 30%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 30%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 30%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 30%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 30%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 30%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 30%
Mel Watt 30%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 29%
John Olver 29%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 29%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 28%
Bob Filner 28%
Dale Kildee 28%
Maurice Hinchey 27%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 27%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 26%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 26%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 26%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 26%
Lynn Woolsey 26%
Barney Frank 25%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 25%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 25%
Russ Feingold 24%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 24%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 24%
Jim Oberstar 24%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 24%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 23%
Dave Obey 23%
Donald Payne 23%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 23%
Dennis Kucinich 22%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 22%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 21%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 20%
Pete Stark 19%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 17%

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