Rating Group: Taxpayers for Common Sense

2005 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 12%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 11%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 88%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 10%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 11%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 88%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 22%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 88%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 66%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 88%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 11%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 11%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 22%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 77%
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 11%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 44%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 70%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 88%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 77%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 11%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 77%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 11%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 12%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 11%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 88%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 88%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 87%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 55%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 77%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 11%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 88%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 88%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 77%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 88%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 11%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 88%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 11%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 88%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 88%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 40%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 88%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 22%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 44%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 66%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 88%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 10%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 11%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 87%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 88%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 88%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 88%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 88%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 66%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 50%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 88%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 40%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 22%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 88%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 11%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 88%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 66%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 88%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 20%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 77%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 77%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 11%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 11%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 11%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 88%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 88%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 88%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 88%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 55%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 85%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 88%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 88%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 88%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 22%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 88%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 11%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 77%
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt R 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 11%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 88%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 44%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 70%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 88%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 77%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 11%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 77%
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