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2001-2002 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 45%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 94%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 45%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 55%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 61%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 78%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 55%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 88%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 81%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 51%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 65%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 55%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 71%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 65%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 78%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 71%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 55%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 71%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 71%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 78%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 71%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 41%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 78%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 59%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 68%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 81%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 71%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 71%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 78%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 81%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 65%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 45%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 94%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 45%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 55%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 81%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 59%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 81%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 81%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 88%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 75%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 81%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 88%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 81%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 78%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 61%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 78%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 55%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 94%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 94%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 94%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 78%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 78%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 93%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 81%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 78%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 81%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 81%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 88%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 81%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 51%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 65%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 84%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 94%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 75%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 88%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 81%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 71%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 88%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 55%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 71%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 65%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 78%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 78%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 71%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 55%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 71%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 84%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 88%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 71%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 78%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 81%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 61%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 78%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 71%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 84%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 94%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 88%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 94%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 88%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 78%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 71%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 41%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 94%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 78%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 71%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 59%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 68%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 88%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 81%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 71%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 81%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 94%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 88%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 88%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 71%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 88%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 94%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 78%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 88%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 81%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 65%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 94%
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