Rating Group: Campaign for Working Families

1999-2000 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 3%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 89%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 89%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 71%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 82%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 84%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 28%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 14%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 36%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 21%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 28%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 14%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 21%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 96%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 42%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 3%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 83%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 14%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 85%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders Independent 7%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 17%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 21%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
Neil Abercrombie 10%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 88%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 89%
Richard Armey 96%
John Ashcroft 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
Cass Ballenger 85%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Tom Barrett 7%
Bill Barrett 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 96%
Joe Barton 100%
Charlie Bass 51%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 92%
Max Baucus 5%
Evan Bayh 10%
Bob Bennett 63%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 17%
Douglas Bereuter 82%
Shelley Berkley 28%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 42%
Brian Bilbray 65%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 96%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 26%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 7%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 3%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 3%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 3%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 14%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 17%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 92%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 3%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 89%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 84%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 89%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 7%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 7%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 71%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 82%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 84%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 92%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 7%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 28%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 7%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 14%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 36%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 21%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 28%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 96%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 14%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 21%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 21%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 96%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 22%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 42%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 3%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 3%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 11%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 83%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 5%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 10%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 14%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 85%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 88%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 96%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 11%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 10%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders I 7%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 10%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 17%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 21%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 4%
Neil Abercrombie 10%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 88%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 89%
Richard Armey 96%
John Ashcroft 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
Cass Ballenger 85%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Tom Barrett 7%
Bill Barrett 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 96%
Joe Barton 100%
Charlie Bass 51%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 92%
Max Baucus 5%
Evan Bayh 10%
Bob Bennett 63%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 17%
Douglas Bereuter 82%
Shelley Berkley 28%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 42%
Brian Bilbray 65%
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