Rating Group: Concord Coalition

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 79%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 68%
Charles Stenholm 68%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 67%
Martin Meehan 66%
William Luther 64%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 63%
Philip Crane 63%
Russ Feingold 63%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 63%
Pete Stark 63%
George Voinovich 63%
Karen Thurman 60%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 59%
Gene Taylor 59%
Christopher Cox 58%
Tom Tancredo 58%
John Tanner 58%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 57%
Baron Hill 57%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 57%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 57%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 57%
Ron Paul 57%
John Sununu 57%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 56%
Stephen Largent 56%
Joe Scarborough 56%
John Nathan Hostettler 55%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 55%
John Shadegg 55%
Chris Cannon 54%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 54%
Joel Hefley 53%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 53%
Christopher Shays 53%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 52%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 52%
Robert Barr, Jr. 51%
Pete Hoekstra 51%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 51%
Martin Olav Sabo 51%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 51%
Cliff Stearns 51%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Mike Castle 50%
Thomas DeLay 50%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
Daniel Graham 50%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
Robert Schaffer 50%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 49%
William Phillip Gramm 49%
Judd Gregg 49%
Wally Herger, Jr. 49%
Gerald Kleczka 49%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 49%
Don Nickles 49%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 49%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 49%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 48%
Thomas Holden 48%
James Ramstad 48%
Timothy Roemer 48%
Marge Roukema 48%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 48%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 48%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 47%
James DeMint 47%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 46%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 46%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 46%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 46%
Maurice Hinchey 46%
Don Manzullo 46%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 46%
Bart Stupak 46%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 46%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 46%
Michael Collins 45%
James Davis 45%
Barney Frank 45%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 45%
Dave Obey 45%
Major Owens 45%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 45%
Zach Wamp 45%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 45%
Tony Hall 44%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 44%
Scott McInnis 44%
Sue Myrick 44%
Marion Berry 43%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 43%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 43%
Bill Delahunt 43%
John Edwards 43%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 43%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 43%
Kenny Hulshof 43%
John Olver 43%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 43%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
Bob Filner 42%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 42%
Mark Green 42%
Gilbert Gutknecht 42%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 42%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 42%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 42%
Ray LaHood 42%
Constance Morella 42%
Gary Ackerman 41%
Norm Dicks 41%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 41%
Joe Lieberman 41%
Dan Miller 41%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 41%
John Moakley 41%
Jim Ryun 41%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 41%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 41%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 40%
Chet Edwards 40%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 40%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 40%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 40%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 40%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 40%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 40%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 40%
Nick Smith 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 40%
Evan Bayh 39%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 39%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 39%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 39%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 39%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 39%
John LaFalce 39%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 39%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 39%
Jim Oberstar 39%
George Radanovich 39%
Craig Thomas 39%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 38%
Howard Berman 38%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 38%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 38%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 38%
Thomas Daschle 38%
Chris Dodd 38%
John Ganske 38%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 38%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 38%
Karen McCarthy 38%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 38%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 38%
Donald Payne 38%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 37%
Ed Bryant 37%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 37%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 37%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 37%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 37%
Deborah Pryce 37%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 37%
Conrad Burns 36%
William Coyne 36%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 36%
Porter Goss 36%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 36%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 36%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 36%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 36%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 36%
David Phelps 36%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 36%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 35%
Max Baucus 35%
David Edward Bonior 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 35%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 35%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 35%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 35%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 35%
Jennifer Dunn 35%
Charlie Gonzalez 35%
Daniel Inouye 35%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 35%
Dennis Kucinich 35%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 35%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 35%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 35%
Carrie Meek 35%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 35%
Silvestre Reyes 35%
Ciro Rodriguez 35%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 35%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 35%
Vic Snyder 35%
Lynn Woolsey 35%
Bill Young 35%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 34%
Peter Fitzgerald 34%
William Frist 34%
Jon Kyl 34%
Robert Matsui 34%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 34%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 34%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 34%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 33%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 33%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 33%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
Mark Foley 33%
Jonas Frost III 33%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 33%
Herb Kohl 33%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 33%
Jack Murtha 33%
James Nussle 33%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 33%
Bob Riley 33%
Paul Sarbanes 33%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 33%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 33%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 33%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 33%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 33%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 33%
David Wu 33%
Rob Andrews 32%
Larry Craig 32%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 32%
Lane Evans 32%
Jim Gibbons 32%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 32%
William Jefferson 32%
Patrick Kennedy 32%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 32%
John Linder 32%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 32%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 32%
John Peterson 32%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 32%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 32%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 32%
Ed Towns 32%
Brian Baird 31%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Dan Burton 31%
Larry Combest 31%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 31%
George Gekas 31%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 31%
James Kolbe 31%
Richard Pombo 31%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 31%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 31%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 31%
Mark Souder 31%
David Weldon 31%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 31%
David Dreier 30%
Tom Lantos 30%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 30%
Arlen Specter 30%
James Barcia 29%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 29%
Gary Condit 29%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 29%
Ernest Hollings 29%
Asa Hutchinson 29%
Dale Kildee 29%
Steve LaTourette 29%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 29%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 29%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 29%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 29%
Ted Strickland 29%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
Mel Watt 29%
Albert Wynn 29%
Richard Armey 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 28%
Julia Carson 28%
Eva Clayton 28%
Jerry Costello 28%
Barbara Cubin 28%
Thomas Davis III 28%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 28%
Vern Ehlers 28%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 28%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Duncan Hunter 28%
Frank Mascara 28%
Steve Rothman 28%
W. Curtis Weldon 28%
Cass Ballenger 27%
Jeff Bingaman 27%
John Breaux 27%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 27%
Robert Byrd 27%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 27%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 27%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
Henry Hyde 27%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 27%
William Lewis Jenkins 27%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 27%
Blanche Lincoln 27%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 27%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 27%
Michael Oxley 27%
Jim Saxton 27%
Bob Stump 27%
Michael Bilirakis 26%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 26%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 26%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 26%
Van Hilleary 26%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 26%
William Lipinski 26%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 26%
Michael McNulty 26%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 26%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 26%
Ronnie Shows 26%
Anthony Weiner 26%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 26%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 26%
Thomas Allen 25%
Charlie Bass 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Peter Deutsch 25%
Philip English 25%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 25%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
Ralph Regula 25%
Ike Skelton 25%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 25%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
William Thomas 25%
James Turner 25%
Gerald Weller 25%
Paul Wellstone 25%
Kit Bond 24%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 24%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 24%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 24%
Paul Gillmor 24%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 24%
James Hansen 24%
Robert Hayes 24%
Jesse Helms 24%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 24%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 24%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 24%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 24%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 24%
John Warner 24%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 23%
Henry Bonilla 23%
Steve Buyer 23%
John Cooksey 23%
Randall Cunningham 23%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 23%
Dennis Moore 23%
Thomas Reynolds 23%
John Sweeney 23%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 22%
Kent Conrad 22%
Byron Dorgan 22%
James Greenwood 22%
David Lee Hobson 22%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 22%
Dick Lugar 22%
Anne Northup 22%
Rick Santorum 22%
Bob Smith 22%
Olympia Snowe 22%
Floyd Spence 22%
Fred Thompson 22%
Wesley Watkins 22%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 22%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 21%
Calvin Dooley 21%
Elton Gallegly 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 21%
Stephen Horn 21%
James Merrill Jeffords 21%
Nancy Johnson 21%
Jerry Lewis 21%
John McHugh 21%
Alan Mollohan 21%
Charles Taylor 21%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 21%
Robert Wexler 21%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 20%
Wayne Allard 20%
Bob Bennett 20%
Jim Bunning 20%
Ben Campbell 20%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 20%
Robert Clement 20%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Terry Everett 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
Kay Hutchison 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
James Leach 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Robert William Ney 20%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 20%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
Joseph Skeen 20%
Gordon Smith 20%
Ted Stevens 20%
Strom Thurmond 20%
James Walsh 20%
Shelley Berkley 19%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 19%
John Doolittle 19%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 19%
Sue Kelly 19%
Heather Wilson 19%
Rick Boucher 18%
Christopher John 18%
Doug Ose 18%
William Tauzin 18%
Robert Torricelli 18%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 17%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Benjamin Gilman 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
Ernest Fletcher 16%
Wayne Gilchrest 16%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 16%
Judy Biggert 15%
Darlene Hooley 15%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 15%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 15%
Ron Lewis 15%
Donald Sherwood 15%
Rod Blagojevich 13%
Herbert Callahan 12%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 12%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 11%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 11%
Robert Cramer 10%
Bart Gordon 10%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 10%
James McCrery III 10%
Jack Quinn 9%
James Traficant, Jr. 9%
James Maloney 8%

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