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2002 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 55%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 45%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 30%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 26%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 25%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 53%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 65%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 61%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 45%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 35%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 45%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 35%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 53%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 56%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 22%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 55%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 55%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 37%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 56%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 40%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 32%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 30%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 35%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 42%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 39%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 40%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 70%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 40%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 45%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 70%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 45%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 55%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 53%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 60%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 35%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 40%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 65%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 60%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 55%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 45%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 35%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 45%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 15%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 60%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 55%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 45%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 40%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 26%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 30%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 35%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 35%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 30%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 40%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 40%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 35%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 30%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 26%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 25%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 30%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 53%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 25%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 33%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 65%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 61%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 45%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 30%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 25%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 50%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 35%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 60%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 45%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 21%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 30%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 30%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 40%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 35%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 25%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 35%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 53%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 56%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 22%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 55%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 55%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 37%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 56%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 40%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 30%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 32%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 40%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 30%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 35%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 42%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 44%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 30%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 39%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 30%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 32%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 32%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 40%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 40%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 70%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 40%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 45%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 70%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 45%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 55%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 30%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 53%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 60%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 35%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 10%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 40%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 65%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 60%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 30%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 55%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 45%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 35%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 35%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 45%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 15%
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