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2011 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 72%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 71%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 52%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 81%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 5%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 52%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 52%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 81%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 86%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 86%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 57%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 95%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 81%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 5%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 24%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 86%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 95%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 81%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 30%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 38%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 81%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 76%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 10%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 52%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 67%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House - 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 5%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 95%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 90%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 100%
MI U.S. House - 3 Justin Amash Libertarian 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 72%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 71%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 52%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 70%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 81%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 5%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 52%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 52%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 81%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 86%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 5%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 86%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 86%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 5%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 10%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 57%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 95%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 81%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 5%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 24%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 20%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 86%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 95%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 90%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 5%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 81%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 10%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 30%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 5%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 95%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 29%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 14%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 5%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 67%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 38%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 81%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 76%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 10%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 52%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 67%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA U.S. House - 2 Cedric Richmond D 5%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 95%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 15%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 5%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 90%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 5%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 45%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga R 100%
MI U.S. House - 3 Justin Amash Other 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 71%
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