Rating Group: American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

2009 Lifetime Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 22%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 6%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 24%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 21%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 3%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 3%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 99%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 96%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 11%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 99%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 22%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 16%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 19%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 87%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 1%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 99%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 87%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 16%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 33%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 22%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 14%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 22%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 8%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 35%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 98%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 99%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House - 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 21%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 4%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 22%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 8%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 22%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 6%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 24%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 21%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 6%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 89%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 88%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 87%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 93%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 96%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 99%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 99%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 95%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 7%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 96%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 97%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 96%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 3%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 98%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 3%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 91%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 99%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 96%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 11%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 96%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 99%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 96%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 98%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 89%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 90%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 96%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 22%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 16%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 33%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 19%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 87%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 95%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 1%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 13%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 98%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 80%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 99%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 87%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 16%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 13%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 8%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 33%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 22%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 14%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 22%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 8%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 97%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 96%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 96%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 95%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 35%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 98%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 99%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 89%
MI U.S. House - 5 Dan Kildee D 87%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 21%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 100%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 4%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 22%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 8%
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