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2009 Positions (June 2009 - November 2009)

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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 60%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 70%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 89%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 20%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 90%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 60%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 80%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 70%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 70%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 10%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 70%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 89%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 60%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 70%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 20%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 10%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 10%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 10%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 89%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 90%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 20%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 90%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 10%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 90%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 67%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 11%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 60%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 60%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 0%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 10%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 90%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 80%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 70%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 90%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 70%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 10%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 10%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 10%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 10%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 10%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 70%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 10%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 30%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 0%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 10%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 89%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 80%
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