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2003 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 19%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 19%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 14%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 10%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 76%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 62%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 19%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 81%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 95%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 86%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 14%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 86%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 24%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 81%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 95%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 19%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 18%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 86%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 86%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 76%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 86%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 86%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 24%
Neil Abercrombie 95%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 14%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 10%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 19%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 76%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 90%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 5%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 5%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 95%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 19%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 71%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 71%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 62%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 14%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 76%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 86%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 10%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 86%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 95%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 76%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 62%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 81%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 19%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 95%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 5%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 81%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 95%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 5%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 90%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 52%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 86%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 86%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 76%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 95%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 90%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 14%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 10%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 86%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 24%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 86%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 81%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 95%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 19%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 18%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 71%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 86%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 81%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 95%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 86%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 86%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 86%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 86%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 76%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 86%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 86%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 24%
Neil Abercrombie 95%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 14%
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