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Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 57%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 77%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 40%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 54%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 51%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 49%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 61%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 58%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 64%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 55%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 45%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 58%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 54%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 62%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 62%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 41%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 53%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 34%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 52%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 43%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 68%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 43%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 73%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 65%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 56%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 48%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 60%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 42%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 62%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 24%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 47%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 72%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 59%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 70%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 53%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 68%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 51%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 48%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 46%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 66%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 56%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 56%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 37%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 51%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 43%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 62%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 51%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 45%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 64%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 47%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 39%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 43%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 57%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 16%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 68%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 60%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 39%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 40%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 56%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 52%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 43%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 46%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 74%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 54%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 36%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 49%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 52%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 45%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 43%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 54%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 54%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 52%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 84%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 58%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 49%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 60%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 62%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 64%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 45%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 34%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 42%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 58%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 32%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 64%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 82%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 76%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 44%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 24%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 48%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 70%
Gary Ackerman 51%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 38%
Wayne Allard 45%
Thomas Allen 64%
Rob Andrews 76%
Bill Archer 62%
Richard Armey 68%
John Ashcroft 46%
Henry Scott Baesler 43%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Cass Ballenger 61%
James Barcia 62%
Bob Barr, Jr. 60%
Bill Barrett 56%
Roscoe Bartlett 58%
Charlie Bass 76%
Herbert Bateman 56%
Max Baucus 58%
Bob Bennett 64%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 68%
Douglas Bereuter 66%
Howard Berman 60%
Marion Berry 41%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Michael Bilirakis 58%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
Rod Blagojevich 72%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 70%
Sherwood Boehlert 63%
Kit Bond 60%
Henry Bonilla 41%
David Edward Bonior 55%
Robert Borski, Jr. 22%
Leonard Boswell 68%
Rick Boucher 24%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66%
John Breaux 67%
George Brown, Jr. 45%
Richard Bryan 74%
Ed Bryant 49%
Dale Bumpers 45%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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