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2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 27%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 41%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 39%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 37%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 32%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 37%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 30%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 31%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 26%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 27%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 30%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 31%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 27%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 27%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 47%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 37%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 31%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 38%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 45%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 38%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 30%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 37%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 28%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 32%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 48%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 30%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 45%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 45%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 30%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 31%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 43%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 43%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 28%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 27%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 53%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 53%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 37%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 27%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 29%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 24%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 40%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 37%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 23%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 38%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 53%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 27%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 41%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 39%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 37%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 32%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 37%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 21%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 24%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 43%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 37%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 30%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 30%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 30%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 24%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 28%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 31%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 30%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 31%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 40%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 26%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 27%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 30%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 21%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 31%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 27%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 13%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 26%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 27%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 32%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 27%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 40%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 47%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 37%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 18%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 27%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 28%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 33%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 38%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 31%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 38%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 45%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 38%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 30%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 37%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 27%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 33%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 28%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 27%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 23%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 28%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 23%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 30%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 32%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 48%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 30%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 45%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 30%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 45%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 30%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 31%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 43%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 43%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 28%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 27%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 53%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 53%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 33%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 29%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 21%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 37%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 27%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 29%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 24%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 29%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 27%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 34%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 33%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 23%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 27%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 36%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 40%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 37%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 23%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 38%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 13%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 53%
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