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2009-2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House - 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 100%
MA Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito Republican 33%
MA State House - Fourth Barnstable Sarah Peake Democratic 83%
MA State House - Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 67%
MA State House - First Bristol Jay Barrows Republican 50%
MA State House - Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 83%
MA State House - Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 67%
MA State House - Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 83%
MA State House - Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 50%
MA State House - Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 50%
MA State House - Fifth Essex Ann-Margaret Ferrante Democratic 83%
MA State House - Eighth Essex Lori Ehrlich Democratic 83%
MA State House - Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 83%
MA State House - Fifteenth Essex Linda Campbell Democratic 83%
MA State House - Sixteenth Essex Marcos Devers Democratic 100%
MA State House - First Hampden Todd Smola Republican 50%
MA State House - Second Hampden Brian Ashe Democratic 83%
MA State House - Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 83%
MA State House - Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 83%
MA State House - Twelfth Hampden Angelo Puppolo, Jr. Democratic 83%
MA State House - Second Middlesex James Arciero Democratic 83%
MA State House - Third Middlesex Kate Hogan Democratic 83%
MA State House - Fourth Middlesex Danielle Gregoire Democratic 83%
MA State House - Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 83%
MA State House - Eighth Middlesex Carolyn Dykema Democratic 100%
MA State House - Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 100%
MA State House - Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 83%
MA State House - Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 100%
MA State House - Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 83%
MA State House - Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 83%
MA State House - Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
MA State House - Twenty-Third Middlesex Sean Garballey Democratic 83%
MA State House - Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost Democratic 100%
MA State House - Twenty-Ninth Middlesex Jon Hecht Democratic 100%
MA State House - Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 83%
MA State House - Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 67%
MA State House - Thirty-Seventh Middlesex Jen Benson Democratic 100%
MA State House - First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 83%
MA State House - Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 83%
MA State House - Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 83%
MA State House - Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 83%
MA State House - Eleventh Norfolk Paul McMurtry Democratic 67%
MA State House - Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 33%
MA State House - Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 83%
MA State House - Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 50%
MA State House - Third Suffolk Aaron Michlewitz Democratic 75%
MA State House - Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 100%
MA State House - Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 100%
MA State House - Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 83%
MA State House - Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran Democratic 83%
MA State House - Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 83%
MA State House - Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 50%
MA State House - Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 83%
MA State House - Fourteenth Worcester James O'Day Democratic 67%
MA State Senate - First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 67%
MA State Senate - Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 86%
MA State Senate - First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 57%
MA State Senate - Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 67%
MA State Senate - Hampden James Welch Democratic 67%
MA State Senate - Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State Senate - Fifth Middlesex Jason Lewis Democratic 100%
MA State Senate - First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 71%
MA State Senate - Middlesex and Suffolk Sal DiDomenico Democratic 100%
MA State Senate - Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 71%
MA State Senate - Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 100%
MA State Senate - Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 50%
MA State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Walter Timilty Democratic 83%
MA State Senate - First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 57%
MA State Senate - Second Plymouth and Bristol Michael Brady Democratic 83%
MA State Senate - Second Suffolk Sonia Chang-Diaz Democratic 100%
MA State Senate - Second Suffolk and Middlesex William Brownsberger Democratic 83%
MA State Senate - First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 86%
MA State Senate - Second Worcester Mike Moore Democratic 71%
MA State Senate - Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Anne Gobi Democratic 83%
MA Mayor - At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 67%
MA Council Member - At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 83%
Kevin Aguiar 83%
Geraldo Alicea 83%
Willie Mae Allen 67%
Cory Atkins 83%
Demetrius Atsalis 67%
Steven Baddour 71%
Carlo Basile 83%
Frederick Berry 86%
John Binienda, Sr. 83%
Daniel Bosley 67%
Bill Bowles 100%
Garrett Bradley 83%
Stephen Brewer 86%
Scott Brown 100%
Stephen Buoniconti 71%
Jennifer Callahan 83%
Tom Calter III 83%
Christine Canavan 83%
Gale Candaras 71%
Stephen Canessa 67%
James Cantwell 83%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 83%
Tom Conroy 83%
Michael Costello 67%
State Office Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House - 5 Katherine Clark D 100%
MA Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito R 33%
MA State House - Fourth Barnstable Sarah Peake D 83%
MA State House - Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli D 67%
MA State House - First Bristol Jay Barrows R 50%
MA State House - Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad D 83%
MA State House - Tenth Bristol William Straus D 67%
MA State House - Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 83%
MA State House - Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier R 50%
MA State House - Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R 50%
MA State House - Fifth Essex Ann-Margaret Ferrante D 83%
MA State House - Eighth Essex Lori Ehrlich D 83%
MA State House - Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D 83%
MA State House - Fifteenth Essex Linda Campbell D 83%
MA State House - Sixteenth Essex Marcos Devers D 100%
MA State House - First Hampden Todd Smola R 50%
MA State House - Second Hampden Brian Ashe D 83%
MA State House - Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D 83%
MA State House - Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D 83%
MA State House - Twelfth Hampden Angelo Puppolo, Jr. D 83%
MA State House - Second Middlesex James Arciero D 83%
MA State House - Third Middlesex Kate Hogan D 83%
MA State House - Fourth Middlesex Danielle Gregoire D 83%
MA State House - Fifth Middlesex David Linsky D 83%
MA State House - Eighth Middlesex Carolyn Dykema D 100%
MA State House - Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley D 100%
MA State House - Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D 83%
MA State House - Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser D 100%
MA State House - Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D 83%
MA State House - Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle D 83%
MA State House - Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. R 50%
MA State House - Twenty-Third Middlesex Sean Garballey D 83%
MA State House - Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost D 100%
MA State House - Twenty-Ninth Middlesex Jon Hecht D 100%
MA State House - Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. D 83%
MA State House - Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 67%
MA State House - Thirty-Seventh Middlesex Jen Benson D 100%
MA State House - First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D 83%
MA State House - Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D 83%
MA State House - Fourth Norfolk James Murphy D 83%
MA State House - Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D 83%
MA State House - Eleventh Norfolk Paul McMurtry D 67%
MA State House - Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D 33%
MA State House - Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch D 83%
MA State House - Second Plymouth Susan Gifford R 50%
MA State House - Third Suffolk Aaron Michlewitz D 75%
MA State House - Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D 100%
MA State House - Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D 100%
MA State House - Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D 83%
MA State House - Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran D 83%
MA State House - Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 83%
MA State House - Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 50%
MA State House - Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D 83%
MA State House - Fourteenth Worcester James O'Day D 67%
MA State Senate - First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 67%
MA State Senate - Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 86%
MA State Senate - First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 57%
MA State Senate - Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold D 67%
MA State Senate - Hampden James Welch D 67%
MA State Senate - Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 100%
MA State Senate - Fifth Middlesex Jason Lewis D 100%
MA State Senate - First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem D 71%
MA State Senate - Middlesex and Suffolk Sal DiDomenico D 100%
MA State Senate - Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka D 71%
MA State Senate - Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge D 100%
MA State Senate - Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush D 50%
MA State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Walter Timilty D 83%
MA State Senate - First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 57%
MA State Senate - Second Plymouth and Bristol Michael Brady D 83%
MA State Senate - Second Suffolk Sonia Chang-Diaz D 100%
MA State Senate - Second Suffolk and Middlesex William Brownsberger D 83%
MA State Senate - First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 86%
MA State Senate - Second Worcester Mike Moore D 71%
MA State Senate - Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Anne Gobi D 83%
MA Mayor - At-Large Martin Walsh D 67%
MA Council Member - At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 83%
Kevin Aguiar 83%
Geraldo Alicea 83%
Willie Mae Allen 67%
Cory Atkins 83%
Demetrius Atsalis 67%
Steven Baddour 71%
Carlo Basile 83%
Frederick Berry 86%
John Binienda, Sr. 83%
Daniel Bosley 67%
Bill Bowles 100%
Garrett Bradley 83%
Stephen Brewer 86%
Scott Brown 100%
Stephen Buoniconti 71%
Jennifer Callahan 83%
Tom Calter III 83%
Christine Canavan 83%
Gale Candaras 71%
Stephen Canessa 67%
James Cantwell 83%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 83%
Tom Conroy 83%
Michael Costello 67%
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