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2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 29%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
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 50%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 25%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 50%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 50%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 98%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 96%
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 82%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 96%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 70%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 43%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 80%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 93%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 43%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 50%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 10%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 46%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 80%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 96%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 53%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 10%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 40%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 29%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 0%
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 50%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 25%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 50%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 50%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 60%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 98%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 57%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 80%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 92%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 96%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 80%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 93%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 93%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 96%
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 82%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 90%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 80%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 93%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 96%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 83%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 70%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 43%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 96%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 80%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 93%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 50%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 96%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 90%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 96%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 90%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 43%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 50%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 80%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 10%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 90%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 90%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 96%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 96%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 93%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 46%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 40%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 95%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 0%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 80%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 96%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 96%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 71%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 93%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 90%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 96%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 96%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 98%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 40%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 0%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 90%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 53%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 10%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 50%
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