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2003-2004 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 79%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 45%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 57%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 45%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 64%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 64%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 9%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 64%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 55%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 9%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 73%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 27%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 18%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 64%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 45%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 73%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 9%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 79%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 64%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 86%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 64%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 9%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 9%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 27%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 73%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 45%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 55%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 82%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 55%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 9%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 64%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 9%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 45%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 55%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 91%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 18%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 55%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 18%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 79%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 55%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 55%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 55%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 18%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 9%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 79%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 45%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 57%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 45%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 64%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 64%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 9%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 27%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 9%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 18%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 9%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 9%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 64%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 9%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 18%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 9%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 9%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 9%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 55%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 9%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 9%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 9%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 9%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 18%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 7%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 18%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 73%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 27%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 27%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 18%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 79%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 64%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 45%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 9%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 9%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 18%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 73%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 9%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 79%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 64%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 86%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 64%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 9%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 9%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 18%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 9%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 9%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 18%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 18%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 9%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 7%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 64%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 9%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 27%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 73%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 18%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 45%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 55%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 82%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 55%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 9%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 64%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 9%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 45%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 9%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 45%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 9%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 9%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 18%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 9%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 9%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 9%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 9%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 9%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 55%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 91%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 18%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 55%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 18%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 79%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 86%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 55%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 55%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 14%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 55%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 18%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 18%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 18%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 7%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 9%
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