Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1997 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Martin Meehan 92%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 90%
Thomas Campbell 90%
David Minge 90%
James Davis 86%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 86%
William Luther 86%
John Edward Porter 86%
Charles Robb 85%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 84%
Constance Morella 84%
James Ramstad 84%
Marge Roukema 84%
Mike Castle 82%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 82%
Christopher Shays 82%
Peter Deutsch 80%
Calvin Dooley 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 80%
Dan Miller 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 79%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 78%
Gilbert Gutknecht 78%
Jane Harman 78%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 78%
James Leach 78%
Scott McInnis 78%
John Ensign 77%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 77%
Mark Neumann 77%
Rob Andrews 76%
Charlie Bass 76%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 76%
Pete Hoekstra 76%
Don Nickles 76%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 76%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 76%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 76%
Bruce Vento 76%
Judd Gregg 75%
Richard Bryan 74%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 74%
Robert Franks 74%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 74%
James Nussle 74%
William Roth, Jr. 74%
Steve Rothman 74%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 74%
Norman Sisisky 74%
Nick Smith 74%
Charles Stenholm 74%
Ellen Tauscher 74%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 73%
Larry Craig 73%
Kay Hutchison 73%
Rick Santorum 73%
Rod Blagojevich 72%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 72%
Harris Fawell 72%
Lee Hamilton 72%
W.G. Hefner 72%
Gerald Kleczka 72%
Rick Lazio 72%
Karen McCarthy 72%
Paul McHale 72%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 72%
Glenn Poshard 72%
Bart Stupak 72%
John Sununu 72%
Zach Wamp 72%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 71%
John Chafee 71%
Russ Feingold 71%
William Frist 71%
Connie Mack 71%
John Tanner 71%
Robert Wexler 71%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 70%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 70%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 70%
Jon Lynn Christensen 70%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Thomas Foglietta 70%
Mark Foley 70%
Tony Hall 70%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 70%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 70%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 70%
Ted Strickland 70%
James Walsh 70%
John Warner 70%
Rick White 70%
Trent Lott, Sr. 69%
Richard Armey 68%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 68%
Leonard Boswell 68%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 68%
Sam Gejdenson 68%
Paul Gillmor 68%
Darlene Hooley 68%
Kenny Hulshof 68%
OH Governor John Kasich R 68%
James Kolbe 68%
Jon Kyl 68%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 68%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 68%
William Paxon 68%
Robert Schaffer 68%
David Skaggs 68%
John Spratt, Jr. 68%
Charles Taylor 68%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 68%
John Breaux 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 67%
Slade Gorton 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 67%
Dick Lugar 67%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 67%
Douglas Bereuter 66%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66%
Julia Carson 66%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 66%
Michael Collins 66%
Gary Condit 66%
Thomas DeLay 66%
Porter Goss 66%
Stephen Horn 66%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 66%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 66%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 66%
Owen Pickett 66%
Ralph Regula 66%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 66%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 66%
Strom Thurmond 66%
James Turner 66%
Conrad Burns 65%
John Ganske 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 65%
Dirk Kempthorne 65%
Scott Klug 65%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 65%
Carol Moseley Braun 65%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 65%
Gordon Smith 65%
Lynn Woolsey 65%
Thomas Allen 64%
Bob Bennett 64%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 64%
Chris Cannon 64%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 64%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 64%
George Gekas 64%
Daniel Graham 64%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 64%
Joel Hefley 64%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 64%
Dale Kildee 64%
Nicholas Lampson 64%
John Linder 64%
Frank Mascara 64%
Frank Murkowski 64%
Sue Myrick 64%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 64%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
Bill Redmond 64%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 64%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 64%
Vic Snyder 64%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 64%
Craig Thomas 64%
Karen Thurman 64%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 64%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 64%
Sherwood Boehlert 63%
Robert Clement 63%
Jerry Costello 63%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 63%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 63%
John Nathan Hostettler 63%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 63%
John LaFalce 63%
Don Manzullo 63%
Deborah Pryce 63%
Bill Archer 62%
James Barcia 62%
Eva Clayton 62%
Randall Cunningham 62%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 62%
Thomas Ewing 62%
Harold Ford, Jr. 62%
William Goodling 62%
James Greenwood 62%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 62%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 62%
Thomas Holden 62%
James Merrill Jeffords 62%
Nancy Johnson 62%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 62%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 62%
Robert Matsui 62%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 62%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 62%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 62%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 62%
Jack Quinn 62%
George Radanovich 62%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 62%
Martin Olav Sabo 62%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 62%
Mark Souder 62%
Cliff Stearns 62%
Ted Stevens 62%
Wesley Watkins 62%
Cass Ballenger 61%
Kent Conrad 61%
Tillie Fowler 61%
Elizabeth Furse 61%
John Glenn 61%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 61%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 60%
Robert Barr, Jr. 60%
Howard Berman 60%
Kit Bond 60%
Herbert Callahan 60%
Ben Campbell 60%
Larry Combest 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 60%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
Chet Edwards 60%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 60%
Jay Johnson 60%
Ronald Klink 60%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 60%
Matthew Martinez 60%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 60%
John McHugh 60%
Timothy Roemer 60%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 60%
Jim Saxton 60%
Ike Skelton 60%
W. Curtis Weldon 60%
Albert Wynn 60%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 59%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 59%
James Hansen 59%
Bob Kerrey 59%
Joe Lieberman 59%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 59%
Robert William Ney 59%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 59%
Bob Weygand 59%
Roscoe Bartlett 58%
Max Baucus 58%
Michael Bilirakis 58%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 58%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 58%
Philip English 58%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 58%
Victor Fazio 58%
Jonas Frost III 58%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 58%
J. Dennis Hastert 58%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 58%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 58%
Wally Herger, Jr. 58%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 58%
Christopher John 58%
Sue Kelly 58%
James McCrery III 58%
Jack Metcalf 58%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 58%
Michael Oxley 58%
Michael Pappas 58%
Bob Stump 58%
James Talent 58%
William Tauzin 58%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 58%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 57%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 57%
Asa Hutchinson 57%
Tom Lantos 57%
James Rogan 57%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 57%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
Bill Barrett 56%
Herbert Bateman 56%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 56%
Jim Bunning 56%
Dan Burton 56%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 56%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 56%
Alfonse D'Amato 56%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
Norm Dicks 56%
Terry Everett 56%
Jon David Fox 56%
Jim Gibbons 56%
Bart Gordon 56%
William Lewis Jenkins 56%
Ray LaHood 56%
Ron Lewis 56%
Robert Livingston 56%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 56%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 56%
Jack Murtha 56%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 56%
Ronald Packard 56%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 56%
Joseph Skeen 56%
Olympia Snowe 56%
William Thomas 56%
Gerald Weller 56%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 56%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 56%
David Edward Bonior 55%
Paul Coverdell 55%
William Phillip Gramm 55%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 55%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 54%
Merrill Cook 54%
Thomas Davis III 54%
Benjamin Gilman 54%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 54%
Jerry Lewis 54%
William Lipinski 54%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 54%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 54%
Bob Riley 54%
Robert Smith 54%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 54%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 53%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 53%
Silvestre Reyes 53%
Frank Riggs 53%
Elton Gallegly 52%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 52%
David Lee Hobson 52%
Joseph Knollenberg 52%
James Maloney 52%
Edward Pease 52%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 52%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 52%
Bob Wise, Jr. 52%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 52%
Bill Young 52%
Gary Ackerman 51%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 51%
Robert Byrd 51%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 51%
Christopher Cox 51%
Philip Crane 51%
Patsy Ann Danner 51%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 51%
Steve LaTourette 51%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 51%
Esteban Edward Torres 51%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
Jay Kim 50%
Joseph McDade 50%
Anne Northup 50%
Mike Parker 50%
John Peterson 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 50%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Daniel Schaefer 50%
Ed Bryant 49%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 49%
Ciro Rodriguez 49%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 49%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 49%
Todd Tiahrt 49%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 48%
John Cooksey 48%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 48%
Thomas Manton 48%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 48%
Floyd Spence 48%
Chris Dodd 47%
David Dreier 47%
Michael Patrick Forbes 47%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 47%
Rick Hill 47%
William Jefferson 47%
John Olver 47%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 47%
Jim Ryun 47%
Bob Smith 47%
Gene Taylor 47%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 47%
John Ashcroft 46%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 46%
Steve Buyer 46%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 46%
Frank Lautenberg 46%
Patrick Moynihan 46%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 46%
Wayne Allard 45%
George Brown, Jr. 45%
Dale Bumpers 45%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 45%
William Coyne 45%
Thomas Daschle 45%
John Doolittle 45%
Van Hilleary 45%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 45%
Paul Kanjorski 45%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 45%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 45%
Bill McCollum 45%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 45%
Vincent Snowbarger 45%
Fred Thompson 45%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 44%
Bill Delahunt 44%
Rodney Grams 44%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 44%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 44%
Henry Scott Baesler 43%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 43%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 43%
Lane Evans 43%
Maurice Hinchey 43%
Henry Hyde 43%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 43%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 43%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 43%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 43%
Linda Smith 43%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 43%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 42%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 42%
Stephen Largent 42%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 42%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 42%
Robert Torricelli 42%
Marion Berry 41%
Henry Bonilla 41%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 41%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 40%
Barney Frank 40%
Joseph Kennedy II 40%
Ron Paul 40%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 40%
Barbara Cubin 39%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 39%
Jesse Helms 39%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 39%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 39%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 38%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 38%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 38%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 38%
Patrick Kennedy 38%
Michael McNulty 38%
Major Owens 38%
Pete Stark 38%
Julian Dixon 37%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Daniel Inouye 37%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 37%
Carrie Meek 37%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 37%
James Traficant, Jr. 37%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 36%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 36%
Dave Obey 36%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 36%
David Weldon 36%
Jay Dickey 35%
Byron Dorgan 35%
Duncan Hunter 35%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 35%
Arlen Specter 35%
Bob Filner 34%
David McIntosh 34%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 34%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 34%
Joe Scarborough 34%
E.G. Shuster 34%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 33%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 32%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 32%
John Shadegg 32%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 32%
Ernest Hollings 31%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 31%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 30%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
Wendell Ford 29%
Paul Sarbanes 29%
Ed Towns 29%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 28%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 26%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 26%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 26%
Louis Stokes 26%
Mel Watt 26%
Rick Boucher 24%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 24%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 24%
John Moakley 24%
Donald Payne 24%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 24%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 24%
Robert Borski, Jr. 22%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 22%
William Clay, Sr. 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 21%
Jim Oberstar 21%
Paul Wellstone 21%
Alan Mollohan 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 18%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 16%
Richard Pombo 15%

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