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2016 Lifetime Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 84%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 92%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 71%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 78%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 89%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 89%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 95%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 77%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 88%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 70%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 92%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 15%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 67%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 19%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 93%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 99%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 4%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 94%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 99%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 86%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 4%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 81%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 86%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 97%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 11%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 87%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 3%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 14%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 2%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 95%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 89%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 82%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 86%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 64%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue Republican 87%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 92%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 60%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 84%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 74%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 78%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 92%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 71%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 78%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 84%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 89%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 100%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 89%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 95%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 77%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 88%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 70%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 92%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 15%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 67%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 19%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 5%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 93%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 99%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 4%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 9%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 94%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 5%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 5%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 99%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 8%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 2%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 5%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 75%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 7%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 2%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 2%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 4%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 4%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 4%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 17%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 86%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 88%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 5%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 4%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 5%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 7%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 4%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 4%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 0%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 15%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 4%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 3%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 6%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 84%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 4%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 5%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 6%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 7%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 4%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 4%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 4%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 5%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 81%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 4%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 86%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 97%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 3%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 11%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 87%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 3%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 2%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 3%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 6%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 14%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 2%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 7%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 95%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 89%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 92%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 82%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 86%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 4%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 7%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 3%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 1%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 4%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 64%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 100%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue R 87%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 92%
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