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2007-2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 54%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 69%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 63%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 69%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 65%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 69%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 63%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 69%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 66%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 65%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 69%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 56%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 72%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 68%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 69%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 60%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 60%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 63%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 69%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 69%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 69%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 59%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 56%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 60%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 72%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 81%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 68%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 50%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 69%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 65%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 68%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 69%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 63%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 61%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 63%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 63%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 72%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 69%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 65%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 63%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 69%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 56%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 47%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 63%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 65%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 54%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 69%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 63%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 60%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 69%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 69%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 69%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 69%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 45%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 69%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 77%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 69%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 69%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 72%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 65%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 69%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 69%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 69%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 69%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 69%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 69%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 63%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 68%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 69%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 66%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 65%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 69%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 56%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 72%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 69%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 68%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 69%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 69%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 60%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 68%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 60%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 66%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 69%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 63%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 69%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 69%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 69%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 69%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 59%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 56%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 55%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 69%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 69%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 69%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 63%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 60%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 72%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 81%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 68%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 50%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 69%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 60%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 65%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 63%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 69%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 69%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 69%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 68%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 69%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 69%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 56%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 63%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 61%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 63%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 69%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 69%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 63%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 72%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 69%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 65%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 69%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 50%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 63%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 66%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 69%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 56%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 47%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 63%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 65%
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