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2012 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 38%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 18%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 14%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 19%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 14%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 9%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 14%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 14%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 95%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 14%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 89%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 91%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 14%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 5%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 89%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 80%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 15%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 91%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 91%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 10%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 14%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 19%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 14%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 14%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 94%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 9%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 85%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 14%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 85%
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 33%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 43%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 14%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 9%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 19%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 95%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 19%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 15%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 5%
LA U.S. House - 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 90%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 38%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 18%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 14%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 19%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 14%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 9%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 14%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 14%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 14%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 95%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 17%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 5%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 95%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 14%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 81%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 95%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 94%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 15%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 16%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 95%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 95%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 95%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 14%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 95%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 89%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 91%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 95%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 14%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 5%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 89%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 80%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 15%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 95%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 95%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 95%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 86%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 91%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 91%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 86%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 10%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 14%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 90%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 19%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 95%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 95%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 95%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 95%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 86%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 14%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 14%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 90%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 94%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 9%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 85%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 5%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 14%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 95%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 86%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 85%
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 33%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 43%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 14%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 95%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 90%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 9%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 9%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 19%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 95%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 19%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 15%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 5%
LA U.S. House - 2 Cedric Richmond D 90%
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