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2002 Positions on Conservative Issues

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 79
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 82
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 90
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 47
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 29
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 29
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 34
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 39
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 34
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 34
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 34
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 79
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 31
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 34
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 29
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 5
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 34
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 83
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 39
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 41
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 29
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 49
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 74
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 85
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 22
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 29
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 29
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 29
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 79
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 39
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 85
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 90
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 29
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 34
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 29
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 39
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 34
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 34
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 77
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 35
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 90
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 34
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 54
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 84
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 25
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 85
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 84
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 44
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 83
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 74
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 34
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 31
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 64
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 5
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 29
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 31
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 73
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 34
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 31
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 40
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 36
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 29
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 29
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 29
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 39
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 78
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 5
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 71
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 31
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 79
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 29
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 90
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 34
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 18
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 39
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 85
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 31
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 74
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 29
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 34
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 29
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 34
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 22
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 36
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 31
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 79
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 82
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 85
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 90
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 47
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 29
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 29
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 34
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 39
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 34
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 34
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 34
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 79
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 31
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 34
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 29
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 5
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 34
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 83
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 39
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 29
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 41
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 29
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 49
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 83
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 74
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 85
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 22
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 29
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 29
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 29
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 79
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 39
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 85
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 90
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 90
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 79
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 29
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 34
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 29
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 39
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 34
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 34
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 77
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 35
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 90
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 34
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 54
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 84
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 25
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 85
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 84
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 44
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 83
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 74
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 34
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 31
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 64
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 5
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 29
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 31
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 73
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 34
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 31
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 40
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 36
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 29
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 29
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 29
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 39
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 78
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 85
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 5
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 71
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 83
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 85
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 31
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 79
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 29
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 33
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 90
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 34
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 18
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 39
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 79
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 85
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 31
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 90
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 74
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 85
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 29
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 34
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 29
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 34
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 22
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 36
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 31
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