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2015-2016 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 14%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 6%
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 6%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 50%
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 - 2 French Hill Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 0%
AS U.S. House - Delegate Aumua Amata Radewagen Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 69%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 31%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 31%
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 13%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 81%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 94%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 44%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 69%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 29%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 56%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 6%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 6%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 69%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 31%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 86%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 88%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 71%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 63%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 6%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 6%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 6%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 69%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 13%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 6%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 14%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 0%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 6%
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 6%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 50%
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 - 2 French Hill R 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 0%
AS U.S. House - Delegate Aumua Amata Radewagen R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 69%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 31%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 31%
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 13%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 81%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 86%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 0%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 94%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 56%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 56%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 88%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 75%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 94%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 81%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 81%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 31%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 81%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 94%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 81%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 75%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 75%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 63%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 56%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 81%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 94%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 81%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 75%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 81%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 94%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 44%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 69%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 29%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 56%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 0%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 6%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 6%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 69%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 31%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 86%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 71%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 81%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 75%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 88%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 57%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 71%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 63%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 0%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 6%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 6%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 6%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 81%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 69%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 88%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 75%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 81%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 13%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 6%
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