Rating Group: The Population Institute

2005 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 50%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 50%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 50%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 50%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 50%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 50%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 50%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 50%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 50%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 50%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 50%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 50%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 50%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 50%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 50%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 50%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 50%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 50%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 50%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 50%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 50%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 50%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 50%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 50%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 50%
George Allen 50%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 50%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
John Barrow 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Beauprez 50%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 50%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 50%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 50%
Conrad Burns 50%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 50%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 100%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 50%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Chris Chocola 50%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 50%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 100%
Ander Crenshaw 50%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 50%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 50%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 50%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Tom Feeney 50%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 50%
Mike Fitzpatrick 50%
Mark Foley 100%
Randy Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 50%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 50%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Phil Gingrey 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 50%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
Doc Hastings 50%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Steve Israel 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Bobby Jindal 50%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Richard Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 50%
Mark Kirk 100%
John Kline 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 50%
Ray LaHood 50%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Jim Matheson 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 50%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
John Mica 50%
Mike Michaud 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Candice Miller 50%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 50%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 100%
Randy Neugebauer 50%
Robert William Ney 50%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 50%
Barack Obama II 100%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 50%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Joe Pitts 50%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
Mark Pryor 100%
Adam Putnam 50%
George Radanovich 50%
Nick Rahall II 0%
James Ramstad 100%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Harry Reid 100%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 50%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
John Salazar 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
John Schwarz 50%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mike Sodrel 50%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 50%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 50%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 0%
Lee Terry 50%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 50%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 50%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 50%
Heather Wilson 50%
Frank Wolf 50%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 50%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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