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2003-2004 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 38%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 17%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 17%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 50%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 44%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 20%
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 89%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
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 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 22%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 33%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 17%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 67%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 17%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 17%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 33%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 17%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 17%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 17%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 44%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 33%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 38%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 33%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 33%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 62%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 67%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 17%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 83%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 67%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 67%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 88%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 17%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 17%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 50%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 44%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 20%
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 89%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 80%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
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 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 22%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 33%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 33%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 83%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 83%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 44%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 17%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 67%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 17%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 67%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 17%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 17%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 17%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 17%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 33%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 60%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 83%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 67%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 33%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 83%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 83%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 67%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 17%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 17%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 17%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 83%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 44%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 25%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 20%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 33%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 67%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 67%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 80%
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