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2005-2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 29%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 38%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 63%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 38%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 63%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 38%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 88%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 38%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 13%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 38%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 63%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt Republican 50%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 43%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 38%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 29%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 38%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 88%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 38%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 63%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 25%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 29%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 38%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 63%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 50%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 63%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 38%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 63%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 83%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 88%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 38%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 88%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 25%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 88%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 17%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 88%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 38%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 13%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 38%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 88%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 63%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 50%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt R 50%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 43%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 38%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 63%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 29%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 38%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 88%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 88%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 25%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 38%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 63%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 75%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 25%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 25%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
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