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2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
Cynthia Lummis 6%
Dan Lungren 27%
Connie Mack IV 6%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 31%
Betsy Markey 94%
Jim Marshall 73%
Jim Matheson 69%
John McCain III 7%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Claire McCaskill 83%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
Jim McDermott 94%
Mike McIntyre 75%
Buck McKeon 25%
Michael McMahon 81%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
John Mica 19%
Mike Michaud 88%
Barbara Mikulski 93%
Candice Miller 31%
Gary Miller 20%
George Miller 94%
Jeff Miller 13%
Brad Miller 94%
Walt Minnick 69%
Harry Mitchell 81%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 93%
Patrick Murphy 94%
Scott Murphy 88%
Tim Murphy 63%
Sue Myrick 13%
Ben Nelson 29%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 85%
Randy Neugebauer 21%
Glenn Nye III 63%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 94%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 93%
Bill Owens 88%
Ed Pastor 94%
Ron Paul 13%
Erik Paulsen 25%
Donald Payne 88%
Tom Perriello 94%
Tom Petri 19%
Joe Pitts 25%
Todd Platts 38%
Ted Poe 0%
Earl Pomeroy 94%
Tom Price 7%
Mark Pryor 71%
Adam Putnam 36%
George Radanovich 20%
Nick Rahall II 94%
Charlie Rangel 94%
Denny Rehberg 19%
Dave Reichert 40%
Harry Reid 93%
Silvestre Reyes 93%
Laura Richardson 94%
Jay Rockefeller IV 93%
Ciro Rodriguez 94%
Mike Rogers 31%
Dana Rohrabacher 19%
Tom Rooney 20%
Peter Roskam 13%
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 38%
Mike Ross 81%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ed Royce 19%
Paul Ryan 13%
John Salazar 93%
Loretta Sanchez 94%
Mark Schauer 94%
Jean Schmidt 6%
Aaron Schock 31%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Jeff Sessions III 0%
Pete Sessions 19%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 7%
Carol Shea-Porter 93%
Heath Shuler 80%
Bill Shuster 25%
Ike Skelton 81%
Louise Slaughter 94%
Lamar Smith 19%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 100%
Zack Space 81%
Arlen Specter 93%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Bart Stupak 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
Cynthia Lummis 6%
Dan Lungren 27%
Connie Mack IV 6%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 31%
Betsy Markey 94%
Jim Marshall 73%
Jim Matheson 69%
John McCain III 7%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Claire McCaskill 83%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
Jim McDermott 94%
Mike McIntyre 75%
Buck McKeon 25%
Michael McMahon 81%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
John Mica 19%
Mike Michaud 88%
Barbara Mikulski 93%
Candice Miller 31%
Gary Miller 20%
George Miller 94%
Jeff Miller 13%
Brad Miller 94%
Walt Minnick 69%
Harry Mitchell 81%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 93%
Patrick Murphy 94%
Scott Murphy 88%
Tim Murphy 63%
Sue Myrick 13%
Ben Nelson 29%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 85%
Randy Neugebauer 21%
Glenn Nye III 63%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 94%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 93%
Bill Owens 88%
Ed Pastor 94%
Ron Paul 13%
Erik Paulsen 25%
Donald Payne 88%
Tom Perriello 94%
Tom Petri 19%
Joe Pitts 25%
Todd Platts 38%
Ted Poe 0%
Earl Pomeroy 94%
Tom Price 7%
Mark Pryor 71%
Adam Putnam 36%
George Radanovich 20%
Nick Rahall II 94%
Charlie Rangel 94%
Denny Rehberg 19%
Dave Reichert 40%
Harry Reid 93%
Silvestre Reyes 93%
Laura Richardson 94%
Jay Rockefeller IV 93%
Ciro Rodriguez 94%
Mike Rogers 31%
Dana Rohrabacher 19%
Tom Rooney 20%
Peter Roskam 13%
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 38%
Mike Ross 81%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ed Royce 19%
Paul Ryan 13%
John Salazar 93%
Loretta Sanchez 94%
Mark Schauer 94%
Jean Schmidt 6%
Aaron Schock 31%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Jeff Sessions III 0%
Pete Sessions 19%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 7%
Carol Shea-Porter 93%
Heath Shuler 80%
Bill Shuster 25%
Ike Skelton 81%
Louise Slaughter 94%
Lamar Smith 19%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 100%
Zack Space 81%
Arlen Specter 93%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Bart Stupak 80%
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