Rating Group: Americans for Prosperity

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 14%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 11%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 11%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 26%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 53%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 57%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 14%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 95%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 43%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 94%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 43%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 29%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 11%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 57%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 43%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 6%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 43%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 16%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 89%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 95%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 5%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 47%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 20%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 26%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 5%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 13%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 95%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 32%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 71%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 71%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 29%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 26%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 29%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 57%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 57%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 74%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 57%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 32%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 93%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 64%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 16%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 5%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 11%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 32%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 11%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 93%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 16%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 42%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 14%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 29%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 6%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 16%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 5%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 71%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 58%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 29%
George Allen 86%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 29%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
Charlie Bass 95%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 57%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Beauprez 84%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Joe Biden, Jr. 33%
Judy Biggert 32%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 53%
Jeff Bingaman 57%
Tim Bishop 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 29%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Corrine Brown 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ginny Brown-Waite 42%
Jim Bunning 71%
Conrad Burns 29%
Dan Burton 26%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 14%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 21%
Chris Cannon 56%
Eric Cantor 17%
Lois Capps 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 0%
Mike Castle 32%
Lincoln Chafee 71%
Saxby Chambliss 29%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 100%
Donna Christensen 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 47%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 57%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 57%
Robert Cramer 0%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Barbara Cubin 32%
Artur Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 26%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 16%
Lincoln Davis 6%
Thomas Davis III 16%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 29%
Elizabeth Dole 29%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 29%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 86%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 42%
Eni Faleomavaega 0%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 16%
Bob Filner 0%
Mike Fitzpatrick 5%
Mark Foley 5%
Randy Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 81%
Luis Fortuño 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 58%
Barney Frank 26%
William Frist 57%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 100%
Jim Gerlach 7%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 16%
Phil Gingrey 44%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Mark Green 100%
Judd Gregg 43%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
Charles Hagel 86%
Ralph Hall 11%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 84%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 16%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 11%
Mike Honda 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Steve Israel 11%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 14%
William Lewis Jenkins 21%
Bobby Jindal 79%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 37%
Timothy Johnson 14%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Richard Keller 53%
Sue Kelly 16%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 17%
John Kline 63%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 43%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 0%
Mary Landrieu 14%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 16%
Carl Levin 29%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 16%
Joe Lieberman 57%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 82%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 71%
Dan Lungren 53%
Connie Mack IV 26%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 5%
Melquiades Martinez 29%
Jim Matheson 74%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Jim McDermott 0%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 11%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 0%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Candice Miller 0%
Gary Miller 16%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 79%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 21%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 79%
Sue Myrick 79%
Ben Nelson 71%
Randy Neugebauer 63%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 90%
James Nussle 0%
Barack Obama II 43%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 5%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 95%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Joe Pitts 95%
Todd Platts 26%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 26%
Deborah Pryce 5%
Mark Pryor 0%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 16%
Nick Rahall II 0%
James Ramstad 95%
Charlie Rangel 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 14%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 16%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
John Salazar 0%
Ken Salazar 29%
Loretta Sanchez 0%
Rick Santorum 67%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
John Schwarz 0%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 5%
Christopher Shays 5%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mike Sodrel 5%
Mark Souder 5%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 0%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 84%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 0%
James Talent 43%
Tom Tancredo 94%
John Tanner 21%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 26%
Lee Terry 53%
Craig Thomas 71%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 11%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
Mark Udall 16%
David Vitter 29%
George Voinovich 71%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 29%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 11%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Lynn Westmoreland 95%
Robert Wexler 0%
Ed Whitfield 26%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 0%

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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