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2014 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 77%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 61%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 92%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 62%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 89%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 95%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 67%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 64%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 31%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 12%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 2%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 99%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 95%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 99%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 79%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 65%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 2%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 7%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 78%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 2%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 87%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 17%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 86%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 8%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 2%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 95%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 87%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 86%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 61%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 1%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 96%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 92%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 97%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 16%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 18%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 88%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 77%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 61%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 92%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 62%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 85%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 67%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 89%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 92%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 95%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 67%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 64%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 31%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 12%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 2%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 92%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 99%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 95%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 1%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 11%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 99%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 1%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 1%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 23%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 88%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 4%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 1%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 2%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 6%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 7%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 34%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 6%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 79%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 88%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 15%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 2%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 5%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 4%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 4%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 20%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 4%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 4%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 65%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 2%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 4%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 29%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 2%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 4%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 7%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 15%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 78%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 2%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 87%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 95%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 17%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 86%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 8%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 8%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 2%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 8%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 2%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 100%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 95%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 87%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 75%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 90%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 2%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 86%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 2%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 2%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 1%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 61%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 1%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 96%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 92%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 97%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 16%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 18%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 88%
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