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2011-2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 40%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
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 17%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 40%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
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 80%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 67%
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 83%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 67%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 40%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 17%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 50%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 33%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 75%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 60%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
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 67%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67%
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 33%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 25%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 67%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 40%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 17%
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 33%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 33%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 60%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 20%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 67%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
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 17%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 40%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
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 80%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 33%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 67%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 83%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 83%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 67%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 67%
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 83%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 67%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 33%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 83%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 33%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 67%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 40%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 17%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 50%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 33%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 50%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 83%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 83%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 67%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 100%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 75%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 60%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 60%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 67%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 20%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 0%
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 67%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 67%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 67%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 83%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 67%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 67%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 67%
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 33%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 25%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 67%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 40%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 33%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 40%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 40%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 50%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 67%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 67%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 67%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 83%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 17%
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 33%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 33%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 60%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 20%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 67%
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