Rating Group: Concord Coalition

1999 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 37%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 26%
Gary Ackerman 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 51%
Wayne Allard 87%
Thomas Allen 18%
Rob Andrews 18%
Bill Archer 75%
Richard Armey 35%
John Ashcroft 75%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 2%
Cass Ballenger 44%
James Barcia 47%
Bob Barr, Jr. 65%
Bill Barrett 65%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Charlie Bass 15%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 93%
Bob Bennett 8%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 42%
Shelley Berkley 59%
Howard Berman 51%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 21%
Brian Bilbray 64%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 18%
Rod Blagojevich 26%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 12%
Kit Bond 8%
Henry Bonilla 37%
David Edward Bonior 12%
Mary Bono Mack 2%
Robert Borski, Jr. 23%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 24%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 87%
John Breaux 40%
Richard Bryan 65%
Ed Bryant 12%
Jim Bunning 58%
Conrad Burns 70%
Dan Burton 26%
Steve Buyer 3%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 37%
Dave Camp 17%
Ben Campbell 8%
Thomas Campbell 70%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 33%
Chris Cannon 6%
Julia Carson 61%
Mike Castle 95%
Saxby Chambliss 28%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 89%
William Clay, Sr. 36%
Eva Clayton 95%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 65%
Robert Clement 63%
Howard Coble 51%
Thomas Coburn 99%
Michael Collins 21%
Larry Combest 6%
Gary Condit 81%
Kent Conrad 81%
Merrill Cook 47%
John Cooksey 6%
Jerry Costello 73%
Paul Coverdell 8%
Christopher Cox 79%
William Coyne 70%
Larry Craig 62%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 75%
Barbara Cubin 17%
Randall Cunningham 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 66%
Thomas Daschle 51%
James Davis 92%
Thomas Davis III 18%
Bill Delahunt 84%
Thomas DeLay 51%
James DeMint 51%
Peter Deutsch 49%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 2%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 31%
John Dingell 33%
Julian Dixon 40%
Chris Dodd 72%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Calvin Dooley 79%
John Doolittle 47%
Byron Dorgan 82%
David Dreier 33%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
John Edwards 92%
Chet Edwards 92%
Vern Ehlers 63%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
Philip English 6%
Bob Etheridge 79%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 56%
Thomas Ewing 35%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 44%
Peter Fitzgerald 96%
Ernest Fletcher 8%
Mark Foley 44%
Michael Patrick Forbes 14%
Harold Ford, Jr. 76%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 56%
Tillie Fowler 2%
Barney Frank 65%
Robert Franks 10%
William Frist 8%
Jonas Frost III 28%
Elton Gallegly 6%
John Ganske 82%
Sam Gejdenson 40%
George Gekas 23%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 28%
Jim Gibbons 56%
Wayne Gilchrest 6%
Paul Gillmor 28%
Benjamin Gilman 2%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
William Goodling 14%
Bart Gordon 31%
Slade Gorton 36%
Porter Goss 37%
Daniel Graham 98%
William Phillip Gramm 75%
Rodney Grams 87%
Mark Green 87%
James Greenwood 6%
Judd Gregg 71%
Gilbert Gutknecht 67%
Charles Hagel 87%
Ralph Hall 92%
Tony Hall 40%
James Hansen 2%
Tom Harkin 68%
J. Dennis Hastert 9%
Doc Hastings 7%
Robert Hayes 6%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 63%
Joel Hefley 91%
Jesse Helms 62%
Wally Herger, Jr. 65%
Baron Hill 82%
Rick Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 44%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 12%
Maurice Hinchey 81%
David Lee Hobson 37%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 87%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Thomas Holden 68%
Ernest Hollings 51%
Rush Holt, Jr. 96%
Darlene Hooley 73%
Stephen Horn 23%
John Nathan Hostettler 67%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 9%
Kenny Hulshof 79%
Duncan Hunter 21%
Asa Hutchinson 12%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 26%
Kay Hutchison 26%
Henry Hyde 60%
Daniel Inouye 51%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 63%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 96%
William Jefferson 55%
James Merrill Jeffords 58%
William Lewis Jenkins 12%
Christopher John 18%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Timothy Johnson 32%
Paul Kanjorski 48%
Sue Kelly 11%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 38%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Bob Kerrey 43%
Dale Kildee 37%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 79%
Jack Kingston 77%
Gerald Kleczka 79%
Ronald Klink 70%
Joseph Knollenberg 37%
Herb Kohl 87%
James Kolbe 37%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
Steven Kuykendall 2%
Jon Kyl 58%
John LaFalce 92%
Ray LaHood 59%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Mary Landrieu 18%
Tom Lantos 25%
Stephen Largent 66%
Tom Latham 31%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 51%
Rick Lazio 21%
James Leach 26%
Carl Levin 75%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Ron Lewis 6%
Joe Lieberman 68%
Blanche Lincoln 32%
John Linder 61%
William Lipinski 37%
Trent Lott, Sr. 8%
Ken Lucas 16%
Dick Lugar 26%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 8%
James Maloney 23%
Don Manzullo 70%
Matthew Martinez 61%
Frank Mascara 37%
Robert Matsui 28%
Carolyn McCarthy 19%
Karen McCarthy 94%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 21%
John McHugh 11%
Scott McInnis 74%
David McIntosh 56%
Mike McIntyre 67%
Buck McKeon 21%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 44%
Michael McNulty 35%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 28%
Jack Metcalf 47%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 12%
Dan Miller 44%
Gary Miller 8%
George Miller 98%
David Minge 99%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 56%
John Moakley 47%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 63%
Jim Moran, Jr. 83%
Constance Morella 82%
Patrick Moynihan 60%
Frank Murkowski 36%
Jack Murtha 35%
Sue Myrick 89%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 44%
Robert William Ney 7%
Don Nickles 80%
Anne Northup 6%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 25%
James Nussle 44%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 97%
John Olver 68%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 28%
Doug Ose 51%
Major Owens 56%
Michael Oxley 44%
Ronald Packard 44%
Ed Pastor 90%
Ron Paul 89%
Donald Payne 51%
Edward Pease 17%
John Peterson 4%
Tom Petri 65%
David Phelps 63%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 56%
Owen Pickett 18%
Richard Pombo 15%
Earl Pomeroy 77%
John Edward Porter 49%
Deborah Pryce 9%
Jack Quinn 15%
George Radanovich 8%
Nick Rahall II 54%
James Ramstad 95%
Ralph Regula 37%
Silvestre Reyes 46%
Thomas Reynolds 6%
Bob Riley 56%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
Charles Robb 94%
Jay Rockefeller IV 51%
Ciro Rodriguez 65%
Timothy Roemer 89%
James Rogan 70%
William Roth, Jr. 22%
Steve Rothman 16%
Marge Roukema 81%
Jim Ryun 73%
Martin Olav Sabo 54%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 28%
Rick Santorum 61%
Paul Sarbanes 51%
Jim Saxton 2%
Joe Scarborough 94%
Robert Schaffer 92%
John Shadegg 88%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 97%
Donald Sherwood 11%
Ronnie Shows 28%
E.G. Shuster 30%
Norman Sisisky 51%
Joseph Skeen 21%
Ike Skelton 63%
Gordon Smith 16%
Nick Smith 87%
Bob Smith 87%
Olympia Snowe 21%
Vic Snyder 73%
Mark Souder 23%
Arlen Specter 41%
Floyd Spence 15%
John Spratt, Jr. 66%
Pete Stark 91%
Cliff Stearns 81%
Charles Stenholm 87%
Ted Stevens 8%
Ted Strickland 37%
Bob Stump 44%
Bart Stupak 69%
John Sununu 87%
John Sweeney 23%
James Talent 2%
Tom Tancredo 73%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 51%
William Tauzin 2%
Charles Taylor 46%
Gene Taylor 73%
Lee Terry 59%
Craig Thomas 87%
William Thomas 33%
Fred Thompson 26%
Karen Thurman 92%
Strom Thurmond 8%
Todd Tiahrt 56%
John Tierney 68%
Robert Torricelli 43%
Ed Towns 42%
James Traficant, Jr. 11%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 35%
James Turner 40%
Mark Udall 82%
Bruce Vento 85%
George Voinovich 99%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 60%
John Warner 8%
Wesley Watkins 51%
Mel Watt 96%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 11%
Henry Waxman 76%
Anthony Weiner 59%
David Weldon 28%
W. Curtis Weldon 10%
Gerald Weller 73%
Paul Wellstone 78%
Robert Wexler 53%
Bob Weygand 51%
Heather Wilson 2%
Bob Wise, Jr. 54%
Frank Wolf 37%
Lynn Woolsey 44%
David Wu 85%
Albert Wynn 56%
Bill Young 24%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 12%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 98%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 99%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 82%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 32%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 18%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 94%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 95%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 20%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 12%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 97%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 59%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 73%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 63%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 56%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 90%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 79%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 35%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 56%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 81%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 73%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 40%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 65%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 68%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 35%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 87%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 73%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 54%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 51%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 47%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 24%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 19%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 12%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 93%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 28%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 97%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 45%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 99%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 63%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 51%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 54%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 49%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 84%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 87%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 71%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 21%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 93%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 84%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 56%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 35%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 28%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 32%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 64%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 66%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 31%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 67%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 49%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 28%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 51%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 44%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 32%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 51%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 56%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 47%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 51%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 70%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 66%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 19%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 40%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 28%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 17%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 98%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 70%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 63%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 75%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 77%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 54%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 98%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 82%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 43%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 96%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 61%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 58%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 79%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 28%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 44%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 48%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 29%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 79%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 22%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 95%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 8%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 21%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 79%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 33%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 8%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 84%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 87%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 44%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 68%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 79%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 28%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 36%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 87%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 6%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 85%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 90%
OH Governor John Kasich R 42%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 2%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 15%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 18%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 97%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 8%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 36%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 79%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 81%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 3%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 93%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 87%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 93%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 96%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 93%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 87%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 82%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 28%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 15%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 6%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 19%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 56%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 28%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 95%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 14%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 8%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 2%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 21%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 4%

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