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2005-2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 81%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 88%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 29%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 82%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 29%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 29%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 73%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 68%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 82%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 87%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 41%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 41%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 82%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 35%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 35%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 38%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 52%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 35%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 37%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 35%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 58%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 81%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 43%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 35%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 81%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 35%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 81%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 47%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 82%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 82%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 82%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 29%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 35%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 70%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 41%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 23%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 82%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 35%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 47%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 82%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 88%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 12%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 81%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 88%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 88%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 82%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 29%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 37%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 41%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 35%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 29%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 58%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 29%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 29%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 82%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 23%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 29%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 37%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 29%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 31%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 82%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 29%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 29%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 29%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 29%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 29%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 29%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 37%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 31%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 29%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 73%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 68%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 82%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 87%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 28%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 41%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 41%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 29%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 33%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 82%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 35%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 88%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 29%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 29%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 29%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 35%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 38%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 29%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 52%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 35%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 37%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 76%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 35%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 58%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 81%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 43%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 35%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 87%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 81%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 35%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 81%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 75%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 47%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 29%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 82%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 82%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 82%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 20%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 64%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 29%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 35%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 28%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 70%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 37%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 41%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 29%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 23%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 26%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 35%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 29%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 41%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 23%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 82%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 35%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 88%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 47%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 82%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 88%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 12%
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