Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

2011 Positions (House Only)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 60%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 60%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 40%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 20%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 80%
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 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 40%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 60%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 20%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
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. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. House - 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 60%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 60%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 40%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 60%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 60%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 60%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 40%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 20%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 60%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 60%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 60%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 20%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 60%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 80%
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 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 40%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 60%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 0%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 100%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 0%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 60%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 20%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 60%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 20%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 60%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 60%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga R 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 0%
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. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler R 0%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 20%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MS U.S. House - 4 Steven Palazzo R 0%
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