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2007 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
Gabrielle Giffords 100
Wayne Gilchrest 60
Phil Gingrey 0
Charlie Gonzalez 83
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0
Bob Goodlatte 0
Bart Gordon 50
Gene Green 100
Judd Gregg 33
Luis Gutiérrez 100
Charles Hagel 43
John Hall 100
Ralph Hall 0
Phil Hare 100
Tom Harkin 83
Jane Harman 100
Doc Hastings 0
Orrin Hatch 29
Robert Hayes 0
Dean Heller 0
Jeb Hensarling 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67
Baron Hill 83
Maurice Hinchey 100
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100
David Lee Hobson 0
Paul Hodes 100
Pete Hoekstra 0
Tim Holden 83
Rush Holt, Jr. 100
Mike Honda 100
Darlene Hooley 100
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter 0
Kay Hutchison 14
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33
Daniel Inouye 57
Johnny Isakson 14
Steve Israel 100
Darrell Issa 0
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
William Jefferson 100
Sam Johnson 0
Tim Johnson 50
Timothy Johnson 100
Walter Jones, Jr. 33
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
Richard Keller 0
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 71
Patrick Kennedy 100
John Kerry 83
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Jack Kingston 17
Mark Kirk 50
Ron Klein 100
John Kline 0
Joseph Knollenberg 0
Herb Kohl 71
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 17
Jon Kyl 14
Ray LaHood 25
Nicholas Lampson 25
Mary Landrieu 86
Tom Lantos 100
Tom Latham 0
Steve LaTourette 0
Frank Lautenberg 86
Carl Levin 86
Sandy Levin 100
Jerry Lewis 0
John Lewis 100
Ron Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 43
Blanche Lincoln 67
John Linder 0
Frank LoBiondo 17
Dick Lugar 50
Dan Lungren 0
Connie Mack IV 17
Tim Mahoney 67
Don Manzullo 17
Jim Marshall 33
Melquiades Martinez 14
Jim Matheson 67
John McCain III 50
Carolyn McCarthy 100
Claire McCaskill 71
Thaddeus McCotter 0
James McCrery III 17
Jim McDermott 100
John McHugh 0
Mike McIntyre 33
Buck McKeon 0
Michael McNulty 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50
State Office Name Party Rating
Gabrielle Giffords 100
Wayne Gilchrest 60
Phil Gingrey 0
Charlie Gonzalez 83
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0
Bob Goodlatte 0
Bart Gordon 50
Gene Green 100
Judd Gregg 33
Luis Gutiérrez 100
Charles Hagel 43
John Hall 100
Ralph Hall 0
Phil Hare 100
Tom Harkin 83
Jane Harman 100
Doc Hastings 0
Orrin Hatch 29
Robert Hayes 0
Dean Heller 0
Jeb Hensarling 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67
Baron Hill 83
Maurice Hinchey 100
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100
David Lee Hobson 0
Paul Hodes 100
Pete Hoekstra 0
Tim Holden 83
Rush Holt, Jr. 100
Mike Honda 100
Darlene Hooley 100
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter 0
Kay Hutchison 14
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33
Daniel Inouye 57
Johnny Isakson 14
Steve Israel 100
Darrell Issa 0
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
William Jefferson 100
Sam Johnson 0
Tim Johnson 50
Timothy Johnson 100
Walter Jones, Jr. 33
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
Richard Keller 0
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 71
Patrick Kennedy 100
John Kerry 83
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Jack Kingston 17
Mark Kirk 50
Ron Klein 100
John Kline 0
Joseph Knollenberg 0
Herb Kohl 71
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 17
Jon Kyl 14
Ray LaHood 25
Nicholas Lampson 25
Mary Landrieu 86
Tom Lantos 100
Tom Latham 0
Steve LaTourette 0
Frank Lautenberg 86
Carl Levin 86
Sandy Levin 100
Jerry Lewis 0
John Lewis 100
Ron Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 43
Blanche Lincoln 67
John Linder 0
Frank LoBiondo 17
Dick Lugar 50
Dan Lungren 0
Connie Mack IV 17
Tim Mahoney 67
Don Manzullo 17
Jim Marshall 33
Melquiades Martinez 14
Jim Matheson 67
John McCain III 50
Carolyn McCarthy 100
Claire McCaskill 71
Thaddeus McCotter 0
James McCrery III 17
Jim McDermott 100
John McHugh 0
Mike McIntyre 33
Buck McKeon 0
Michael McNulty 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50
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