Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2009-2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 45%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 86%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 86%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 71%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 67%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 29%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 29%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 71%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 27%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 18%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 20%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 71%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 29%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 29%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 29%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 17%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 29%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 29%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 43%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 29%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 29%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 29%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 17%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 83%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 83%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 29%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 20%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 29%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 29%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 71%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 29%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 29%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 29%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 29%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 71%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 29%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 86%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 43%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 29%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 86%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 86%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 29%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 36%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 45%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 29%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 29%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 71%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 86%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 17%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 29%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 29%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 29%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 29%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 17%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 18%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 36%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 71%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 86%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 29%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 86%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 86%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 29%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 86%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 86%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 40%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 50%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 29%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 86%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 86%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 71%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 29%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 29%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 71%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 71%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 71%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 29%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 50%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 29%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 9%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 29%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 29%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 86%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 71%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 86%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 9%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 43%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 43%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 29%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 29%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 71%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 43%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 29%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 86%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 86%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 57%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 71%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 86%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 86%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 29%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 86%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 55%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 71%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 86%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 86%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 86%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 29%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 29%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 29%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 29%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 29%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 29%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 18%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 9%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 29%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 29%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 43%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 29%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 29%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 29%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 29%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 18%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 18%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 86%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 86%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 29%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 86%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 29%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 29%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 29%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 18%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 29%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 71%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 86%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 29%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 29%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 71%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 86%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 20%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 29%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 29%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 43%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 86%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 45%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 9%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 30%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 43%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 29%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 71%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 71%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 71%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 86%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 86%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 71%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 27%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 18%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 71%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 71%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 29%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 86%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 29%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 18%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 29%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 29%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 27%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 71%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 18%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 18%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 29%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 86%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 29%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 43%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 29%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 29%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 43%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 29%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 29%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 29%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 29%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 29%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 29%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 29%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 29%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 29%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 29%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 9%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 71%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 71%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 71%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 29%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 86%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 43%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 86%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 29%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 71%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 27%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 9%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 86%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 29%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 43%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 29%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 9%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 29%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 29%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 71%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 86%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 86%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 29%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 29%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 86%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 71%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 86%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 9%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 9%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 29%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 71%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 29%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 18%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 91%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 91%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 100%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 86%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 86%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 43%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 71%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 29%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 71%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 71%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 83%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 86%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 71%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 86%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 86%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 71%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 29%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 86%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 71%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 83%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 71%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 29%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 29%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 71%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 71%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 71%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 71%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 83%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 29%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 29%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 29%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 86%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 71%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 29%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 71%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 83%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 86%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 27%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 86%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 29%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 86%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 71%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 29%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 86%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 18%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 9%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 29%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 27%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 27%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 29%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 83%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 71%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 29%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 67%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 29%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 29%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 71%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 29%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 29%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 71%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 86%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Manchin III D 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 86%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 43%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 71%
Gary Ackerman 29%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 18%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 86%
Jason Altmire 86%
Rob Andrews 29%
Steve Austria 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Max Baucus 36%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 29%
Judy Biggert 86%
Brian Bilbray 86%
Jeff Bingaman 18%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 71%
Mary Bono Mack 71%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 29%
Scott Brown 100%
Dan Burton 86%
Eric Cantor 71%
Dennis Cardoza 29%
Russ Carnahan 29%
Julia Carson 29%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Kent Conrad 27%
Jerry Costello 43%
Mark Critz 100%
Geoff Davis 83%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 29%
David Dreier 71%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Filner 29%
Barney Frank 29%
Elton Gallegly 86%
Gabrielle Giffords 29%
Charlie Gonzalez 29%
Jane Harman 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 71%
Maurice Hinchey 29%
Thomas Holden 100%
Duncan Hunter 86%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Daniel Inouye 18%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 29%
Tim Johnson 86%
Dale Kildee 29%
Larry Kissell 86%
Herb Kohl 27%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
Jon Kyl 91%
Steve LaTourette 86%
Frank Lautenberg 18%
Chris Lee 86%
Jerry Lewis 86%
Joe Lieberman 30%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 86%
Connie Mack IV 71%
Don Manzullo 71%
Robert Matsui 29%
Thaddeus McCotter 86%
Brad Miller 29%
Frank Murkowski 100%
Sue Myrick 71%
Ben Nelson 73%
John Olver 29%
Major Owens 40%
Ron Paul 71%
Donald Payne 43%
Todd Platts 86%
David Pryor 73%
Denny Rehberg 86%
Silvestre Reyes 29%
Laura Richardson 29%
Mike Ross 86%
Steve Rothman 33%
Jean Schmidt 71%
Heath Shuler 71%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Pete Stark 33%
Cliff Stearns 86%
John Sullivan 83%
Betty Sutton 29%
Elinor Taylor 86%
Ed Towns 29%
Mel Watt 43%
Jim Webb, Jr. 45%
Anthony Weiner 29%
Lynn Woolsey 29%
David Wu 29%
Bill Young 100%

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