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2015-2016 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 83%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 69%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 55%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 94%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 88%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 83%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 83%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 83%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 83%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 83%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 64%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 83%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 27%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 25%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 88%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 83%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 75%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 83%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 33%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 12%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 25%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 92%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue Republican 88%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 83%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 83%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 69%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 83%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 83%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 83%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 83%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 83%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 83%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 55%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 94%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 88%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 83%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 83%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 83%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 83%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 33%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 83%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 64%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 25%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 82%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 83%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 27%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 83%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 17%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 25%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 27%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 25%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 83%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 25%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 25%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 27%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 17%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 25%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 17%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 83%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 83%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 25%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 25%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 33%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 25%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 25%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 25%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 33%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 25%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 25%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 20%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 27%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 83%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 22%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 25%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 25%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 25%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 25%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 25%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 27%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 25%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 88%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 25%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 83%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 75%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 83%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 33%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 25%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 12%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 12%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 25%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 13%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 25%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 25%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 75%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 83%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 83%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 83%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 83%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 27%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 83%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 25%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 25%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 27%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 92%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 83%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue R 88%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 83%
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