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2014 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 29%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 30%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 15%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 24%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 15%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 95%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 50%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 10%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 35%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 25%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 30%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 95%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 12%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 10%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 15%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 15%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 26%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 94%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 90%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 37%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 11%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 10%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 94%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 90%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 40%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 86%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 17%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 11%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 30%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 30%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 45%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 10%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 15%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 20%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 15%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 17%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 40%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 29%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 17%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 30%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 15%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 24%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 15%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 95%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 50%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 10%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 35%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 25%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 30%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 80%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 95%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 90%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 12%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 10%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 15%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 95%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 89%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 95%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 95%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 80%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 15%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 94%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 90%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 89%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 95%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 90%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 21%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 25%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 85%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 90%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 90%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 95%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 95%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 82%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 89%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 94%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 26%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 93%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 90%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 95%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 75%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 94%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 90%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 37%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 89%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 11%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 10%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 94%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 90%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 40%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 86%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 86%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 89%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 89%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 89%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 100%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 17%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 20%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 11%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 20%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 30%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 95%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 30%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 94%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 89%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 94%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 90%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 45%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 10%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 89%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 95%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 15%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 20%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 15%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 95%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 90%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 29%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 90%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 17%
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