Rating Group: The Arc

2007-2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 57%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 57%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 57%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 14%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 28%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 57%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 57%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 42%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 57%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 57%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 57%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 57%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 57%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 57%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 57%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 57%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 57%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 57%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 57%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 57%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 57%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 57%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 57%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 57%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 66%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 57%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 57%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 57%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 57%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 57%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 57%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 57%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 66%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 57%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 57%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 57%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 57%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 57%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 57%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 57%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 57%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 57%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 14%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 57%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 28%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 57%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 57%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 57%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 57%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 42%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 57%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 57%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 57%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 14%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 57%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 57%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 57%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 57%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 57%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 57%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 57%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 57%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 57%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 42%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 57%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 57%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 57%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 57%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 57%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 57%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. D 57%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 57%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 42%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 57%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 57%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 57%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 57%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 57%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 57%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 50%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 57%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 40%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 57%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 0%
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