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2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
Vern Ehlers 63%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 31%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Mary Fallin 20%
Sam Farr 94%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 93%
Bob Filner 94%
Jeff Flake 0%
John Fleming, Jr. 7%
Randy Forbes 19%
Barney Frank 93%
Al Franken 100%
Trent Franks 0%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 25%
Elton Gallegly 27%
Scott Garrett 6%
Jim Gerlach 44%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bob Goodlatte 13%
Bart Gordon 100%
Alan Grayson 94%
Gene Green 94%
Judd Gregg 8%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 38%
Luis Gutiérrez 100%
Kay Hagan 71%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 25%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 93%
Jane Harman 100%
Gregg Harper 19%
Doc Hastings 13%
Orrin Hatch 8%
Dean Heller 25%
Jeb Hensarling 6%
Wally Herger, Jr. 19%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 69%
Baron Hill 94%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
Paul Hodes 93%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Tim Holden 81%
Rush Holt, Jr. 94%
Mike Honda 94%
Duncan Hunter 19%
Kay Hutchison 7%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Johnny Isakson 9%
Steve Israel 100%
Darrell Issa 21%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
Lynn Jenkins 25%
Mike Johanns 7%
Sam Johnson 6%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 31%
Walter Jones, Jr. 50%
Steve Kagen 93%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 93%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Mary Jo Kilroy 94%
Jack Kingston 6%
Mark Kirk 42%
Larry Kissell 81%
Ron Klein 94%
John Kline 20%
Herb Kohl 93%
Suzanne Kosmas 93%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 75%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 7%
Leonard Lance 25%
Mary Landrieu 93%
Tom Latham 25%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 85%
Chris Lee 19%
George LeMieux 8%
Carl Levin 93%
Sandy Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 19%
John Lewis 94%
Joe Lieberman 79%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
John Linder 7%
Frank LoBiondo 38%
Dick Lugar 14%
State Office Name Party Rating
Vern Ehlers 63%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 31%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Mary Fallin 20%
Sam Farr 94%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 93%
Bob Filner 94%
Jeff Flake 0%
John Fleming, Jr. 7%
Randy Forbes 19%
Barney Frank 93%
Al Franken 100%
Trent Franks 0%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 25%
Elton Gallegly 27%
Scott Garrett 6%
Jim Gerlach 44%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bob Goodlatte 13%
Bart Gordon 100%
Alan Grayson 94%
Gene Green 94%
Judd Gregg 8%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 38%
Luis Gutiérrez 100%
Kay Hagan 71%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 25%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 93%
Jane Harman 100%
Gregg Harper 19%
Doc Hastings 13%
Orrin Hatch 8%
Dean Heller 25%
Jeb Hensarling 6%
Wally Herger, Jr. 19%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 69%
Baron Hill 94%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
Paul Hodes 93%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Tim Holden 81%
Rush Holt, Jr. 94%
Mike Honda 94%
Duncan Hunter 19%
Kay Hutchison 7%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Johnny Isakson 9%
Steve Israel 100%
Darrell Issa 21%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
Lynn Jenkins 25%
Mike Johanns 7%
Sam Johnson 6%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 31%
Walter Jones, Jr. 50%
Steve Kagen 93%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 93%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Mary Jo Kilroy 94%
Jack Kingston 6%
Mark Kirk 42%
Larry Kissell 81%
Ron Klein 94%
John Kline 20%
Herb Kohl 93%
Suzanne Kosmas 93%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 75%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 7%
Leonard Lance 25%
Mary Landrieu 93%
Tom Latham 25%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 85%
Chris Lee 19%
George LeMieux 8%
Carl Levin 93%
Sandy Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 19%
John Lewis 94%
Joe Lieberman 79%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
John Linder 7%
Frank LoBiondo 38%
Dick Lugar 14%
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