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2013 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 43%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 60%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 70%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 70%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 70%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 70%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 70%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 70%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 70%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 56%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 60%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 38%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 20%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 30%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 67%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 70%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 70%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 20%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 22%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 70%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 10%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 70%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 70%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 90%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 70%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 70%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 10%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 90%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 43%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 60%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 70%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 70%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 70%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 70%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 60%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 70%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 70%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 70%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 70%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 0%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 30%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 80%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 70%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 70%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 11%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 30%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 0%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 70%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 30%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 38%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 11%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 30%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 56%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 60%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 30%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 22%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 0%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 30%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 30%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 30%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 70%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 30%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 10%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 30%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 38%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 20%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 30%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 67%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 33%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 70%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 70%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 20%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 22%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 70%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 30%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 30%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 10%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 80%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 90%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 70%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 11%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 70%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 10%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 10%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 22%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 33%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 90%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 70%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 70%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 10%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 70%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 10%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 90%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
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