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2004 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 56%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 45%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 35%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 51%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 3%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 85%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 19%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 32%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 63%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 43%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 79%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 63%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 69%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 3%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 19%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 65%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 37%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 95%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 53%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 58%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 38%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 98%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 11%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 48%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 11%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 69%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 45%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 53%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 6%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 3%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 19%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 22%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 56%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 42%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 45%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 35%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 60%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 3%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 5%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 13%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 18%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 51%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 5%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 40%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 3%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 13%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 85%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 18%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 19%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 32%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 63%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 95%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 43%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 13%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 3%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 79%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 3%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 63%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 69%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 40%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 3%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 15%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 18%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 3%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 19%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 64%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 8%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 40%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 65%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 10%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 67%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 37%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 95%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 53%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 15%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 58%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 3%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 10%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 6%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 38%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 11%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 13%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 9%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 98%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 11%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 48%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 11%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 63%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 69%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 45%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 70%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 19%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 53%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 6%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 30%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 3%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 19%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 22%
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