Rating Group: USA Engage

2003-2004 Positions

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

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