Rating Group: Partnership for America

2005-2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
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 62%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
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 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
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 20%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
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 6%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 6%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 68%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 37%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 6%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 93%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 93%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 93%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 31%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 6%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
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 6%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 6%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 6%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt Republican 92%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 6%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 12%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 6%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 6%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
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 62%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
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 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 6%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 100%
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 20%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 14%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
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 6%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 6%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 40%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 6%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 10%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 68%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 37%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 90%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 6%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 93%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 93%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 93%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 31%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 6%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 6%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
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 6%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 6%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 6%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 93%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt R 92%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 93%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 6%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 12%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 12%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 6%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 6%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
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