Rating Group: Concord Coalition

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 8%
Gary Ackerman 78%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 87%
Wayne Allard 43%
George Allen 12%
Thomas Allen 70%
Rob Andrews 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50%
Brian Baird 63%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 73%
Cass Ballenger 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 15%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 88%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 19%
Bob Bennett 51%
Douglas Bereuter 54%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 84%
Marion Berry 63%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 58%
Judy Biggert 58%
Michael Bilirakis 58%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 78%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 8%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 38%
Kit Bond 18%
Henry Bonilla 8%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Rick Boucher 43%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 31%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 51%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 58%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 52%
John Breaux 1%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 43%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 69%
Jim Bunning 51%
Conrad Burns 25%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25%
Dan Burton 66%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 47%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 53%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25%
Ben Campbell 5%
Chris Cannon 38%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 67%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 84%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 8%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 34%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 92%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 98%
Brad Carson 8%
Julia Carson 43%
Mike Castle 87%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 97%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 25%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 78%
Hillary Clinton 58%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 48%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 2%
Michael Collins 75%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 78%
Kent Conrad 88%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 80%
Jon Corzine 81%
Jerry Costello 87%
Christopher Cox 97%
Larry Craig 43%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 76%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 43%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 8%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 84%
Barbara Cubin 82%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 87%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 63%
Randall Cunningham 52%
Thomas Daschle 36%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 70%
James Davis 84%
Jo Ann Davis 87%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 70%
Thomas Davis III 36%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 74%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 79%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 75%
Bill Delahunt 81%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 43%
Thomas DeLay 79%
James DeMint 87%
Peter Deutsch 84%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 69%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 43%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 43%
Chris Dodd 74%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 65%
Calvin Dooley 55%
John Doolittle 36%
Byron Dorgan 36%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 83%
David Dreier 34%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 97%
Jennifer Dunn 34%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 58%
John Edwards 69%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 34%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 63%
Philip English 67%
John Ensign 84%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 55%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 70%
Bob Etheridge 43%
Lane Evans 34%
Terry Everett 25%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 70%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80%
Russ Feingold 99%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 21%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 79%
Peter Fitzgerald 27%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
Ernest Fletcher 8%
Mark Foley 25%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 95%
Harold Ford, Jr. 43%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 87%
Barney Frank 84%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 89%
William Frist 62%
Jonas Frost III 48%
Elton Gallegly 66%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 43%
Jim Gibbons 58%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 52%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 25%
Bart Gordon 3%
Porter Goss 25%
Daniel Graham 95%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 72%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 14%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 69%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 25%
Mark Green 25%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 43%
James Greenwood 31%
Judd Gregg 97%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 76%
Gilbert Gutknecht 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 12%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 3%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 31%
Jane Harman 84%
Melissa Hart 25%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 38%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 27%
Robert Hayes 25%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 87%
Joel Hefley 89%
Wally Herger, Jr. 61%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 55%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 43%
David Lee Hobson 34%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 35%
Pete Hoekstra 97%
Thomas Holden 43%
Ernest Hollings 58%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 92%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 47%
Darlene Hooley 13%
John Nathan Hostettler 76%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 18%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 43%
Kenny Hulshof 8%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Kay Hutchison 29%
Henry Hyde 32%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 43%
Daniel Inouye 45%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 63%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 17%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 58%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 58%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 56%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 36%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 53%
William Jefferson 60%
James Merrill Jeffords 8%
William Lewis Jenkins 31%
Christopher John 2%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 43%
Nancy Johnson 58%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 81%
Tim Johnson 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 8%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 68%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 1%
Ric Keller 67%
Sue Kelly 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 63%
Mark Kennedy 25%
Patrick Kennedy 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 65%
Dale Kildee 43%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 43%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 92%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 2%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 8%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 77%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 8%
Herb Kohl 23%
James Kolbe 92%
Dennis Kucinich 81%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ray LaHood 8%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 23%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 89%
Tom Lantos 84%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 8%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 70%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 34%
Steve LaTourette 13%
James Leach 15%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 16%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 95%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 88%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 43%
Jerry Lewis 49%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 69%
Ron Lewis 8%
Joe Lieberman 77%
Blanche Lincoln 8%
John Linder 87%
William Lipinski 51%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 75%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 78%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 63%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 8%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 20%
Dick Lugar 74%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 63%
Don Manzullo 56%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 25%
Robert Matsui 70%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 95%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 25%
Karen McCarthy 17%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 43%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 51%
James McCrery III 8%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 47%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 43%
John McHugh 8%
Scott McInnis 77%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 4%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 34%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 79%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 43%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 63%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 58%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 63%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 55%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 93%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 84%
Zell Bryan Miller 3%
Alan Mollohan 53%
Dennis Moore 25%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 31%
Jack Murtha 68%
Sue Myrick 81%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 73%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 43%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 73%
Ben Nelson 36%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 92%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 8%
Robert William Ney 8%
Don Nickles 92%
Anne Northup 34%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 12%
James Nussle 25%
Jim Oberstar 3%
Dave Obey 70%
John Olver 55%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Thomas William Osborne 8%
Doug Ose 8%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 25%
Major Owens 63%
Michael Oxley 66%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 92%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 63%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 43%
Ron Paul 99%
Donald Payne 96%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 58%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 38%
John Peterson 31%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 67%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 81%
Todd Platts 25%
Richard Pombo 2%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 75%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 43%
Deborah Pryce 58%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 8%
Jack Quinn 17%
George Radanovich 60%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 1%
James Ramstad 87%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 63%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 81%
Ralph Regula 8%
Denny Rehberg 25%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 36%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 69%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 27%
Ciro Rodriguez 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 13%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 97%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 13%
Mike Ross 8%
Steve Rothman 91%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 43%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 99%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 37%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 52%
Jim Ryun 58%
Martin Olav Sabo 43%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 79%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 67%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 3%
Rick Santorum 84%
Paul Sarbanes 58%
Jim Saxton 60%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 63%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 34%
Edward Schrock 77%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 36%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 43%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 97%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 43%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 47%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 55%
John Shadegg 99%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 82%
Christopher Shays 97%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 51%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 84%
Donald Sherwood 8%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 77%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 37%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 25%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 8%
Ike Skelton 43%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 72%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 94%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
Gordon Smith 15%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 25%
Nick Smith 92%
Olympia Snowe 74%
Vic Snyder 43%
Hilda Solis 73%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 8%
John Spratt, Jr. 43%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 58%
Pete Stark 99%
Cliff Stearns 94%
Charles Stenholm 100%
Ted Stevens 14%
Ted Strickland 18%
Bart Stupak 63%
John Sununu 89%
John Sweeney 14%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 73%
Ellen Tauscher 34%
William Tauzin 25%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 59%
Craig Thomas 81%
William Thomas 34%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 54%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 43%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 25%
Todd Tiahrt 25%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 87%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 92%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 94%
Ed Towns 15%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 56%
James Turner 31%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 70%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 18%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 77%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 63%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 55%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 25%
George Voinovich 69%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 25%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 97%
John Warner 12%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 73%
Diane Watson 4%
Mel Watt 67%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 68%
Anthony Weiner 79%
David Weldon 77%
W. Curtis Weldon 58%
Gerald Weller 25%
Robert Wexler 53%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 25%
Heather Wilson 8%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 34%
Lynn Woolsey 43%
David Wu 63%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 36%
Albert Wynn 18%
Bill Young 36%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%

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