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2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 8%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 79%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 15%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 27%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 13%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 94%
NM U.S. House - 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 94%
NV U.S. House - 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 31%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 20%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House - 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 7%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 31%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87%
OR U.S. House - 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 80%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 25%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 13%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 7%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 7%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 19%
TN U.S. House - 1 Phil Roe Republican 31%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 93%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 19%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House - 22 Pete Olson Republican 19%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 6%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 81%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman Republican 31%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 87%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 93%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 21%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 69%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 87%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 87%
State Office Name Party Rating
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 87%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 8%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 79%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 15%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 93%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 27%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 25%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 13%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 86%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 38%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 93%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich D 94%
NM U.S. House - 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 94%
NV U.S. House - 1 Dina Titus D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 93%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 31%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 94%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 88%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 94%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 94%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko D 94%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 94%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 20%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 88%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 25%
OH U.S. House - 11 Marcia Fudge D 88%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 7%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 20%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 25%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 92%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 31%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 94%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 87%
OR U.S. House - 5 Kurt Schrader D 80%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House - 15 GT Thompson, Jr. R 25%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 14%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 13%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 7%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 7%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 19%
TN U.S. House - 1 Phil Roe R 31%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 60%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 93%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 7%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 7%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 13%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 94%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 25%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R 13%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 7%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 19%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 86%
TX U.S. House - 22 Pete Olson R 19%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 13%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 6%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 81%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R 13%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 75%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman R 31%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 94%
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly D 94%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 93%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 87%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 93%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 21%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 69%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 88%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 93%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 87%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 87%
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