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2012 Positions

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 41%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 57%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 66%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 62%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 59%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 57%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 86%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 17%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 65%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 58%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 56%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 12%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 96%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 65%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 66%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 57%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 12%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 16%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 86%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 74%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 97%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 21%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 27%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 24%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 23%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 14%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 24%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 91%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 91%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 70%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 62%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 60%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 49%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 91%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 88%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 93%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 15%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 78%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 84%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 86%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 66%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 57%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 71%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 19%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 72%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 55%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 68%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 74%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 64%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 12%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 54%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 41%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 57%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 66%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 62%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 59%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 57%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 86%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 17%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 65%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 58%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 56%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 75%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 12%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 90%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 96%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 18%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 96%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 30%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 17%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 11%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 19%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 34%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 19%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 13%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 65%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 66%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 11%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 17%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 15%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 14%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 17%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 19%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 57%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 11%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 18%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 12%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 16%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 86%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 17%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 74%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 97%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 21%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 27%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 24%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 15%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 14%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 23%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 17%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 14%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 24%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 91%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 91%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 70%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 62%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 17%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 60%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 18%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 19%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 18%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 11%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 49%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 29%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 12%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 18%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 91%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 88%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 18%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 93%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 15%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 78%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 33%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 84%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 86%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 66%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 15%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 17%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 19%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 17%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 15%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 67%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 57%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 71%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 12%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 19%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 72%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 55%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 68%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 74%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 64%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 12%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 54%
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