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1999 Positions

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 84%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 72%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 92%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 80%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 84%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 32%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 84%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 64%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 68%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 52%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 92%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 76%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 4%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 84%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 92%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 16%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 80%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 78%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 88%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 12%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 4%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 8%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 4%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 96%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 4%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
Neil Abercrombie 4%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 86%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 84%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 84%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 72%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 4%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 4%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 8%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 4%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 80%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 92%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 4%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 80%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 28%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 84%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 4%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 4%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 80%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 32%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 12%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 84%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 84%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 80%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 4%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 64%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 4%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 68%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 52%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 87%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 92%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 87%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 4%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 4%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 79%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 4%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 4%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 4%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 4%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 76%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 96%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 4%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 84%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 4%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 4%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 8%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 92%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 16%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 4%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 88%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 80%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 88%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 78%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 88%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 4%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 12%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 4%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 8%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 4%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 4%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 96%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 4%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 92%
Neil Abercrombie 4%
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