Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1996 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 49%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 40%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 48%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 54%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 34%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 46%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 40%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 58%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 45%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 63%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 45%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 48%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 40%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 52%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 39%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 59%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 32%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 37%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 35%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 54%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 42%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 47%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 47%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 28%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 37%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 37%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 57%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 39%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 23%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 56%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 48%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 37%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 40%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 51%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 44%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 30%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 89%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 37%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 59%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 46%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 39%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 40%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 46%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 63%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 35%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 60%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 65%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 27%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 58%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 51%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 42%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 49%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 59%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 76%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 38%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 53%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 61%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 37%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 47%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 38%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 47%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 34%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 47%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 33%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 46%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 35%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 48%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 40%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 39%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 47%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 42%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 56%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 48%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 37%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 26%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 39%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 45%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 55%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 53%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 48%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 45%
OH Governor John Kasich R 55%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 69%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 68%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 51%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 32%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 41%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 41%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 41%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 48%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 44%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 55%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 37%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 63%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 49%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 38%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 70%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 58%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 52%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 47%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 51%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 45%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 11%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 47%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 71%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 62%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 49%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 42%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 66%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 62%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 34%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 45%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 34%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 42%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 57%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 55%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 67%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 35%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 32%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 52%
Gary Ackerman 49%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40%
Wayne Allard 49%
Rob Andrews 39%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 53%
John Ashcroft 56%
Henry Scott Baesler 76%
Richard Hugh Baker 34%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 48%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Bill Barrett 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 34%
Charlie Bass 43%
Herbert Bateman 38%
Max Baucus 48%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 54%
Douglas Bereuter 66%
Howard Berman 50%
Brian Bilbray 48%
Michael Bilirakis 47%
Jeff Bingaman 45%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 49%
Kit Bond 44%
Henry Bonilla 40%
David Edward Bonior 31%
Robert Borski, Jr. 41%
Rick Boucher 39%
John Breaux 65%
George Brown, Jr. 48%
Richard Bryan 72%
Ed Bryant 37%
Dale Bumpers 20%
Jim Bunning 49%
Conrad Burns 46%
Dan Burton 38%
Steve Buyer 38%
Robert Byrd 30%
Herbert Callahan 33%
Ben Campbell 55%
Thomas Campbell 84%
Mike Castle 53%
John Chafee 66%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 37%
Jon Lynn Christensen 82%
William Clay, Sr. 52%
Eva Clayton 63%
Robert Clement 50%
Michael Collins 37%
Larry Combest 37%
Gary Condit 70%
Kent Conrad 47%
Jerry Costello 49%
Paul Coverdell 51%
Christopher Cox 56%
William Coyne 36%
Larry Craig 43%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 44%
Barbara Cubin 40%
Randall Cunningham 52%
Alfonse D'Amato 64%
Patsy Ann Danner 38%
Thomas Daschle 25%
Thomas Davis III 71%
Thomas DeLay 47%
Peter Deutsch 46%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Jay Dickey 42%
Norm Dicks 52%
Julian Dixon 45%
Chris Dodd 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 45%
Calvin Dooley 58%
John Doolittle 38%
Byron Dorgan 38%
David Dreier 40%
Jennifer Dunn 40%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 32%
John Ensign 66%
Lane Evans 34%
Terry Everett 37%
Thomas Ewing 39%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 79%
Harris Fawell 48%
Victor Fazio 92%
Russ Feingold 45%
Bob Filner 42%
Thomas Foglietta 60%
Mark Foley 46%
Michael Patrick Forbes 43%
Wendell Ford 2%
Tillie Fowler 32%
Jon David Fox 9%
Barney Frank 48%
Robert Franks 47%
William Frist 68%
Jonas Frost III 35%
Elizabeth Furse 98%
Elton Gallegly 41%
John Ganske 46%
Sam Gejdenson 42%
George Gekas 34%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 41%
Paul Gillmor 47%
Benjamin Gilman 26%
John Glenn 4%
Henry Gonzalez 1%
William Goodling 42%
Bart Gordon 42%
Slade Gorton 57%
Porter Goss 49%
Daniel Graham 68%
William Phillip Gramm 52%
Rodney Grams 57%
James Greenwood 42%
Judd Gregg 70%
Gilbert Gutknecht 45%
Tony Hall 53%
Lee Hamilton 68%
James Hansen 35%
Jane Harman 70%
J. Dennis Hastert 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 47%
Joel Hefley 42%
W.G. Hefner 82%
Jesse Helms 49%
Wally Herger, Jr. 40%
Van Hilleary 42%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 55%
Maurice Hinchey 34%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 71%
Thomas Holden 47%
Ernest Hollings 37%
Stephen Horn 41%
John Nathan Hostettler 52%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 64%
Duncan Hunter 37%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 43%
Kay Hutchison 53%
Henry Hyde 34%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 80%
Daniel Inouye 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 42%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 48%
William Jefferson 54%
James Merrill Jeffords 76%
Nancy Johnson 57%
Paul Kanjorski 51%
Sue Kelly 42%
Dirk Kempthorne 22%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 33%
Joseph Kennedy II 71%
Patrick Kennedy 51%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 96%
Bob Kerrey 52%
Dale Kildee 40%
Jay Kim 30%
Gerald Kleczka 34%
Ronald Klink 45%
Scott Klug 99%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
Herb Kohl 79%
James Kolbe 49%
Jon Kyl 51%
John LaFalce 60%
Ray LaHood 56%
Tom Lantos 71%
Stephen Largent 64%
Steve LaTourette 41%
Frank Lautenberg 32%
Rick Lazio 55%
James Leach 79%
Jerry Lewis 24%
Ron Lewis 37%
Joe Lieberman 45%
Blanche Lincoln 37%
John Linder 39%
William Lipinski 36%
Robert Livingston 35%
Trent Lott, Sr. 55%
Dick Lugar 71%
William Luther 77%
Connie Mack 51%
Thomas Manton 42%
Don Manzullo 55%
Matthew Martinez 37%
Frank Mascara 42%
Robert Matsui 65%
Karen McCarthy 62%
Bill McCollum 40%
James McCrery III 33%
Paul McHale 95%
John McHugh 39%
Scott McInnis 53%
David McIntosh 46%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 42%
Michael McNulty 30%
Martin Meehan 84%
Carrie Meek 48%
Jack Metcalf 60%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 53%
Dan Miller 51%
David Minge 77%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 44%
John Moakley 38%
Alan Mollohan 27%
Constance Morella 94%
Carol Moseley Braun 27%
Patrick Moynihan 58%
Frank Murkowski 51%
Jack Murtha 62%
Sue Myrick 55%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 50%
Mark Neumann 93%
Robert William Ney 40%
Don Nickles 57%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 37%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 43%
Dave Obey 47%
John Olver 62%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
Major Owens 38%
Michael Oxley 37%
Ronald Packard 35%
Mike Parker 17%
William Paxon 36%
Donald Payne 44%
Owen Pickett 39%
Richard Pombo 40%
Earl Pomeroy 55%
John Edward Porter 94%
Glenn Poshard 89%
Deborah Pryce 52%
Jack Quinn 46%
George Radanovich 48%
James Ramstad 67%
Ralph Regula 47%
Frank Riggs 24%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 64%
Charles Robb 69%
Timothy Roemer 61%
William Roth, Jr. 51%
Marge Roukema 87%
Martin Olav Sabo 57%
Rick Santorum 70%
Paul Sarbanes 29%
Jim Saxton 34%
Joe Scarborough 34%
Daniel Schaefer 42%
Steven Schiff 39%
John Shadegg 49%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 44%
Christopher Shays 74%
E.G. Shuster 40%
Norman Sisisky 48%
David Skaggs 93%
Joseph Skeen 33%
Ike Skelton 37%
Linda Smith 46%
Nick Smith 65%
Bob Smith 49%
Olympia Snowe 62%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 42%
Mark Souder 62%
Arlen Specter 68%
Floyd Spence 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
Pete Stark 48%
Cliff Stearns 53%
Charles Stenholm 75%
Ted Stevens 41%
Louis Stokes 94%
Bob Stump 47%
Bart Stupak 49%
James Talent 44%
John Tanner 49%
William Tauzin 54%
Charles Taylor 44%
Gene Taylor 44%
Craig Thomas 60%
William Thomas 45%
Fred Thompson 57%
Karen Thurman 55%
Strom Thurmond 46%
Todd Tiahrt 43%
Esteban Edward Torres 61%
Robert Torricelli 40%
Ed Towns 54%
James Traficant, Jr. 17%
Bruce Vento 73%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 52%
John Warner 52%
Mel Watt 65%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 42%
David Weldon 37%
W. Curtis Weldon 37%
Gerald Weller 40%
Paul Wellstone 32%
Rick White 84%
Bob Wise, Jr. 65%
Lynn Woolsey 43%
Albert Wynn 58%
Sidney Yates 51%
Bill Young 47%

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