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2011 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 20%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 20%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 20%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 20%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 20%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 20%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 90%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 25%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 30%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 50%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 10%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 90%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 70%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 13%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
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 20%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 20%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 13%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 20%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 90%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 20%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 20%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 20%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 20%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 13%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 20%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 20%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 20%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 90%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 20%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 20%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 20%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 90%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 20%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 20%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 20%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 90%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 90%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 90%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 100%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 25%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 20%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 20%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 80%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 20%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 80%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 90%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 90%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 30%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 50%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 10%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 90%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 70%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 13%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 20%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 80%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 100%
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 20%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 20%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 90%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 13%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 13%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 20%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 90%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 20%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 20%
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