Rating Group: ACT! for America

2009-2010 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 80%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 30%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 50%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 40%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 50%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 70%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 60%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 40%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 40%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MP U.S. House - Delegate Kilili Sablan Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 83%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 80%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 90%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 30%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 50%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 40%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 40%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 70%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 40%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 40%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 50%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 60%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 40%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 20%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 50%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 40%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 50%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 40%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 60%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 50%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 60%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 10%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 50%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 60%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 17%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 50%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 50%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 50%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 40%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 70%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 60%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 100%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 40%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 40%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 40%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 40%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 40%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 70%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 40%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 60%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 40%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 90%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 40%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MP U.S. House - Delegate Kilili Sablan D 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 50%
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