Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1995 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 55%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 55%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 48%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 55%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 27%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 48%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 32%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 29%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 45%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 27%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 23%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 45%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 29%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 24%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 55%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 27%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 45%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 27%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 45%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 38%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 40%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 23%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 14%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 14%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 45%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 55%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 32%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 29%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 45%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 27%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 59%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 56%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 52%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 35%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 32%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 32%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 55%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 52%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 40%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 52%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 55%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 55%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 55%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 44%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 27%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 32%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 45%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 38%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 36%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 32%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 59%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 82%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 27%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 43%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 41%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 52%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 68%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 23%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 48%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 36%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 55%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 55%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 32%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 41%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 32%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 32%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 32%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 32%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 29%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 35%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 30%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 27%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 32%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 45%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 32%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 59%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 35%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 41%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 45%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 59%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 48%
OH Governor John Kasich R 55%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 45%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 42%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 59%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 36%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 32%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 45%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 27%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 68%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 32%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 45%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 45%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 86%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 45%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 59%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 41%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 32%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 48%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 23%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 27%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 45%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 44%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 36%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 59%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 55%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 48%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 36%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 33%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 36%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 59%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 59%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 55%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 23%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 36%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 56%
Gary Ackerman 36%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 42%
Wayne Allard 55%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 52%
Richard Armey 50%
John Ashcroft 50%
Henry Scott Baesler 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 48%
William Baker 45%
Cass Ballenger 50%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 45%
Bill Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 45%
Charlie Bass 59%
Herbert Bateman 50%
Max Baucus 32%
Anthony Beilenson 45%
Bob Bennett 44%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 36%
Douglas Bereuter 59%
Howard Berman 29%
Tom Bevill 32%
Brian Bilbray 57%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 45%
Peter Blute 77%
Sherwood Boehlert 32%
Kit Bond 52%
Henry Bonilla 45%
David Edward Bonior 23%
Sonny Bono 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 18%
Rick Boucher 15%
Bill Bradley 52%
John Breaux 44%
Bill Brewster 48%
Glen Browder 41%
George Brown, Jr. 43%
Hank Brown 60%
Richard Bryan 44%
Ed Bryant 55%
John Bryant 38%
Dale Bumpers 35%
Jim Bunn 50%
Jim Bunning 45%
Conrad Burns 48%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 36%
Herbert Callahan 45%
Ben Campbell 52%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 56%
Jim Chapman 45%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 50%
Jon Lynn Christensen 59%
Dick Chrysler 45%
William Clay, Sr. 27%
Eva Clayton 41%
Robert Clement 36%
William Clinger 45%
William Cohen 52%
Ronald Coleman 18%
Barbara-Rose Collins 26%
Cardiss Collins 39%
Michael Collins 52%
Larry Combest 50%
Gary Condit 55%
Kent Conrad 52%
Wes Cooley 50%
Jerry Costello 36%
Paul Coverdell 44%
Christopher Cox 50%
William Coyne 32%
Larry Craig 44%
Robert Cramer 41%
Philip Crane 48%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 59%
Barbara Cubin 48%
Randall Cunningham 45%
Alfonse D'Amato 44%
Patsy Ann Danner 41%
Thomas Daschle 32%
Thomas Davis III 68%
E. Kika de la Garza 41%
Thomas DeLay 45%
Ronald Dellums 32%
Peter Deutsch 41%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Jay Dickey 50%
Norm Dicks 36%
Julian Dixon 24%
Chris Dodd 40%
Robert Dole 48%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 52%
Calvin Dooley 52%
John Doolittle 50%
Byron Dorgan 40%
Robert Dornan 45%
David Dreier 48%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 45%
Bill Emerson 45%
Philip English 55%
John Ensign 59%
Lane Evans 27%
Terry Everett 50%
Thomas Ewing 48%
Jim Exon 44%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 48%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 32%
Russ Feingold 52%
Cleo Fields 22%
Jack Fields, Jr. 50%
Bob Filner 29%
Floyd Flake 32%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 45%
Thomas Foglietta 29%
Mark Foley 55%
Michael Patrick Forbes 45%
Harold Ford, Sr. 33%
Wendell Ford 24%
Tillie Fowler 45%
Jon David Fox 50%
Barney Frank 32%
Gary Franks 41%
Robert Franks 59%
Dan Frisa 50%
William Frist 44%
Jonas Frost III 23%
David Funderburk 50%
Elizabeth Furse 50%
Elton Gallegly 48%
John Ganske 57%
Sam Gejdenson 23%
George Gekas 45%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 20%
Pete Geren 64%
Sam Gibbons 48%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
Paul Gillmor 48%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
John Glenn 36%
Henry Gonzalez 18%
William Goodling 57%
Bart Gordon 32%
Slade Gorton 52%
Porter Goss 50%
Daniel Graham 44%
William Phillip Gramm 54%
Rodney Grams 56%
Enid Greene 50%
James Greenwood 55%
Judd Gregg 54%
Steven Gunderson 68%
Gilbert Gutknecht 55%
Tony Hall 43%
Lee Hamilton 59%
Melton Hancock 50%
James Hansen 48%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 45%
Mark Hatfield 45%
James Hayes 45%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
W.G. Hefner 32%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 50%
Jesse Helms 44%
Wally Herger, Jr. 55%
Van Hilleary 55%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 26%
Maurice Hinchey 23%
David Lee Hobson 45%
Pete Hoekstra 64%
Martin Hoke 50%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 40%
Stephen Horn 59%
John Nathan Hostettler 41%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 52%
Duncan Hunter 36%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 55%
Kay Hutchison 48%
Henry Hyde 45%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 59%
Daniel Inouye 28%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 57%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 59%
William Jefferson 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 56%
Nancy Johnson 59%
Harry Johnston 33%
J. Bennett Johnston 42%
Paul Kanjorski 32%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Dirk Kempthorne 44%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 40%
Joseph Kennedy II 50%
Patrick Kennedy 23%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 32%
Bob Kerrey 60%
Dale Kildee 36%
Jay Kim 45%
Gerald Kleczka 41%
Ronald Klink 32%
Scott Klug 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 45%
Herb Kohl 56%
James Kolbe 55%
Jon Kyl 44%
John LaFalce 48%
Ray LaHood 41%
Tom Lantos 27%
Stephen Largent 62%
Steve LaTourette 41%
Greg Laughlin 59%
Frank Lautenberg 48%
Rick Lazio 59%
James Leach 59%
Jerry Lewis 45%
Ron Lewis 45%
Joe Lieberman 32%
Jim Lightfoot 45%
Blanche Lincoln 57%
John Linder 45%
William Lipinski 41%
Robert Livingston 45%
James Longley, Jr. 59%
Trent Lott, Sr. 44%
Dick Lugar 52%
William Luther 68%
Connie Mack 44%
Thomas Manton 5%
Don Manzullo 50%
Matthew Martinez 40%
Bill Martini 59%
Frank Mascara 36%
Robert Matsui 27%
Karen McCarthy 59%
Bill McCollum 45%
James McCrery III 45%
Joseph McDade 45%
Paul McHale 59%
John McHugh 41%
Scott McInnis 55%
David McIntosh 55%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 26%
Michael McNulty 60%
Martin Meehan 64%
Carrie Meek 27%
Jack Metcalf 50%
Jan Meyers 55%
Dan Miller 59%
David Minge 73%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 32%
John Moakley 18%
Susan Molinari 50%
Alan Mollohan 18%
G.V. Montgomery 68%
Carlos Moorhead 45%
Constance Morella 76%
Carol Moseley Braun 40%
Patrick Moynihan 50%
Frank Murkowski 44%
Jack Murtha 32%
Sue Myrick 52%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 50%
Mark Neumann 48%
Robert William Ney 55%
Don Nickles 44%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
Sam Nunn 60%
James Nussle 57%
Jim Oberstar 41%
Dave Obey 36%
John Olver 41%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 36%
Bill Orton 55%
Major Owens 32%
Michael Oxley 45%
Ronald Packard 45%
Mike Parker 55%
William Paxon 59%
Donald Payne 32%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 55%
Clay Pell 56%
Pete Peterson 41%
Owen Pickett 23%
Richard Pombo 45%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
John Edward Porter 73%
Glenn Poshard 55%
Larry Pressler 52%
Deborah Pryce 50%
David Pryor 39%
James Quillen 45%
Jack Quinn 59%
George Radanovich 50%
James Ramstad 67%
Ralph Regula 50%
Bill Richardson 41%
Frank Riggs 55%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 32%
Charles Robb 60%
Timothy Roemer 59%
Charles Rose III 23%
Toby Roth 55%
William Roth, Jr. 56%
Marge Roukema 73%
Martin Olav Sabo 43%
Rick Santorum 44%
Paul Sarbanes 32%
Jim Saxton 36%
Joe Scarborough 45%
Daniel Schaefer 45%
Steven Schiff 55%
Pat Schroeder 52%
Andrea Seastrand 50%
John Shadegg 55%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 64%
E.G. Shuster 57%
Paul Simon 52%
Alan Simpson 52%
Norman Sisisky 59%
David Skaggs 41%
Joseph Skeen 48%
Ike Skelton 32%
Linda Smith 59%
Nick Smith 68%
Bob Smith 44%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 50%
Mark Souder 36%
Arlen Specter 44%
Floyd Spence 45%
John Spratt, Jr. 45%
Pete Stark 40%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Charles Stenholm 55%
Ted Stevens 52%
Louis Stokes 27%
Gerry Studds 29%
Bob Stump 50%
Bart Stupak 36%
James Talent 50%
John Tanner 45%
Randy Tate 55%
William Tauzin 55%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 68%
Frank Tejeda 14%
Craig Thomas 52%
William Thomas 45%
Fred Thompson 48%
Ray Thornton 41%
Karen Thurman 23%
Strom Thurmond 46%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Peter Torkildsen 50%
Esteban Edward Torres 36%
Robert Torricelli 25%
Ed Towns 25%
James Traficant, Jr. 9%
Bruce Vento 50%
Harold Volkmer 58%
Barbara Vucanovich 45%
Robert Walker 50%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 59%
Michael Ward 36%
John Warner 48%
Mel Watt 36%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 50%
David Weldon 45%
W. Curtis Weldon 60%
Gerald Weller 45%
Paul Wellstone 36%
Rick White 55%
Pat Williams 19%
Charles Wilson 25%
Bob Wise, Jr. 18%
Lynn Woolsey 32%
Albert Wynn 36%
Sidney Yates 26%
Bill Young 45%
Bill Zeliff 55%
Richard Zimmer 55%

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