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2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 58%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 67%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 42%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 67%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 67%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
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 67%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 67%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 17%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 17%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 92%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
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 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 67%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 67%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 58%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 67%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 75%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 67%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 67%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 67%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 67%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 58%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 67%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 42%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 67%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 8%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 42%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 67%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 8%
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 67%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 17%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 67%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 17%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 17%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 83%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 8%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 67%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 67%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 92%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 50%
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 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 17%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 33%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 67%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 25%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 67%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 8%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 67%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 58%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 75%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 8%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 67%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 75%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 67%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 83%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 8%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 67%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 17%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 8%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 67%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 75%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 67%
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