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2008 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 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 25%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 75%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
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. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 50%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy 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 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 50%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 25%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 67%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 25%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 33%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 0%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 75%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 25%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 75%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 75%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 75%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
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