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2005-2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 83%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 94%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 94%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 6%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 94%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 35%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 12%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 65%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 59%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 77%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 94%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 94%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 18%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 83%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 94%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 41%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 41%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 47%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 53%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 42%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 94%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 12%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 71%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 6%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 94%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 24%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 47%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 94%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 94%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 94%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 82%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 18%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 94%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 65%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 24%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 12%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 94%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 24%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 35%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 83%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 83%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 65%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 94%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 94%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 6%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 18%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 18%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 18%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 6%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 59%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 24%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 12%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 41%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 29%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 6%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 18%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 94%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 12%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 35%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 12%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 12%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 12%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 18%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 42%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 24%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 24%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 71%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 65%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 59%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 77%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 83%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 83%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 94%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 12%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 65%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 12%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 6%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 94%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 18%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 92%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 83%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 94%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 6%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 12%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 6%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 41%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 41%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 47%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 53%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 42%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 94%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 12%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 71%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 88%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 6%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 12%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 94%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 24%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 83%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 47%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 18%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 94%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 94%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 94%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 82%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 18%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 33%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 94%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 12%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 12%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 12%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 18%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 6%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 41%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 24%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 65%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 24%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 12%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 94%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 24%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 88%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 35%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 83%
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