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2013 Positions on Arab-American Issues

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 75%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 29%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
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 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 86%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 71%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 71%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 25%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 43%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 63%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 78%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 67%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 17%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 43%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 25%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 86%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 29%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 71%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 80%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 71%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 25%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 43%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 33%
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 71%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 29%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 13%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 29%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 75%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 86%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 75%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 29%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
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 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 86%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 0%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 71%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 71%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 33%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 25%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 80%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 43%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 67%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 89%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 86%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 63%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 89%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 91%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 17%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 80%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 90%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 78%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 70%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 89%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 57%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 91%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 70%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 71%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 63%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 83%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 78%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 67%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 17%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 43%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 25%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 86%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 29%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 86%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 71%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 80%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 71%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 25%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 43%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 33%
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 71%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 29%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 71%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 91%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 67%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 83%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 13%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 90%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 0%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 86%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 29%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 75%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 86%
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