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2007-2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 33%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 50%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 33%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 33%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 67%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 17%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 50%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 33%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 17%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 50%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 33%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 50%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 50%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 50%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 50%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 17%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 33%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 33%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 50%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 33%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 50%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 50%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 33%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 33%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 33%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 50%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 50%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 33%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 50%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 33%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 33%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 50%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 33%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 17%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 33%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 50%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 33%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 17%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 17%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 67%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 17%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 33%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 50%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 50%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 17%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 50%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 33%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 50%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 50%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 50%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 33%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 33%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 50%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 50%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 33%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 50%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 33%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 33%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 33%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 50%
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