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2009 Positions (Full Year)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 45%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 95%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 95%
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 5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
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 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 75%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
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 5%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 61%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 45%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 5%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 75%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 65%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 79%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 5%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 85%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 65%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 5%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 60%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 85%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 20%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 84%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 5%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 45%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 53%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 68%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 90%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 15%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 5%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 95%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 5%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 15%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 15%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 15%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 95%
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 5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 15%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 6%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 5%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 5%
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 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 25%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 75%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 5%
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 5%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 90%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 75%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 5%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 61%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 45%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 18%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 5%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 85%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 5%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 75%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 65%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 11%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 6%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 10%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 79%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 5%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 70%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 84%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 85%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 65%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 5%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 75%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 60%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 85%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 15%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 5%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 6%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 5%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 5%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 20%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 20%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 10%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 60%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 10%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 30%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 10%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 15%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 84%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 5%
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