Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 30%
Gary Ackerman 10%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 90%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 90%
Rodney Alexander 40%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Brian Baird 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 40%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 20%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 10%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 10%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 90%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 10%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 90%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 20%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 30%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 90%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 10%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 10%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 10%
Julia Carson 12%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
Edward Case 40%
Mike Castle 70%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 89%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 30%
Hillary Clinton 30%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 33%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 89%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 70%
Kent Conrad 30%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 14%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 40%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
Jon Corzine 10%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 90%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 90%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 10%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 10%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 40%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 30%
James Davis 10%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 70%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 10%
Thomas Davis III 90%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 89%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 12%
Bill Delahunt 10%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 90%
Norm Dicks 10%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 10%
Chris Dodd 22%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 22%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 11%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 10%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 20%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 10%
Tom Feeney 89%
Russ Feingold 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 70%
Mark Foley 90%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 10%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 30%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Bart Gordon 40%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 70%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
Mark Green 90%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 10%
Judd Gregg 70%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 90%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 20%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 90%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 90%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 20%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 20%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 10%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
Darlene Hooley 30%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Henry Hyde 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 90%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 30%
William Jefferson 30%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 90%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 22%
Nancy Johnson 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 90%
Tim Johnson 78%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 30%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 90%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
Ric Keller 90%
Sue Kelly 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 10%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 70%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 90%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 11%
James Kolbe 90%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
Jon Kyl 80%
Ray LaHood 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 30%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 10%
Tom Lantos 10%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 20%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
Steve LaTourette 90%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
James Leach 62%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 11%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 10%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 29%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 90%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 90%
Dick Lugar 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
Don Manzullo 90%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 10%
Jim Marshall 50%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 80%
Robert Matsui 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 56%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 20%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 10%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 10%
John McHugh 80%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
Michael McNulty 11%
Martin Meehan 11%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 10%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 10%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 30%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 11%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 90%
Brad Miller 20%
Alan Mollohan 10%
Dennis Moore 20%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 30%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 70%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 22%
Jack Murtha 20%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 90%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 11%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 10%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 11%
Ben Nelson 56%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 30%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 89%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 78%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
James Nussle 90%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 90%
Major Owens 11%
Michael Oxley 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 10%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 11%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
John Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Todd Platts 90%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 20%
Deborah Pryce 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 30%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 90%
George Radanovich 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 30%
James Ramstad 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 20%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 10%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 90%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 30%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 30%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 20%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 22%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
Rick Santorum 90%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
Jim Saxton 78%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 10%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 44%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 70%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 90%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 89%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 90%
Christopher Shays 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 10%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 90%
Ike Skelton 30%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 12%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 78%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 44%
Hilda Solis 10%
Mark Souder 90%
Arlen Specter 56%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 30%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Ted Stevens 90%
Ted Strickland 10%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sullivan 90%
John Sununu 89%
John Sweeney 80%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 80%
John Tanner 22%
Ellen Tauscher 10%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 60%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 90%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 30%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 30%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 90%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 10%
Ed Towns 10%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 10%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 10%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 80%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 30%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
Diane Watson 10%
Mel Watt 20%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 90%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
Heather Wilson 90%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 90%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 30%
Albert Wynn 40%
Bill Young 80%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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