Rating Group: USA Engage

2001-2002 Positions

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

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