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2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 5%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 5%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 9%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 9%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 41%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
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 95%
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. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 91%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 5%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 9%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 23%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 82%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 9%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul 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 64%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 86%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 91%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 82%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 95%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 5%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 5%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 86%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 91%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 91%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 59%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 95%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 9%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R 5%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 91%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 64%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart R 9%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 41%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 82%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
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 95%
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. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 68%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 91%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 95%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 86%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 82%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 5%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 5%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 86%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 73%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 91%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 68%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 86%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 91%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 9%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 91%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 95%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 82%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 9%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 55%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul 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 64%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 18%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II D 91%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 86%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 82%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 86%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 95%
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