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2005 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 10%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 5%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 5%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
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 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 15%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 5%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 10%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 15%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 15%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 5%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 10%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 35%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 10%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 10%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 10%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 5%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 5%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 95%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 75%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 10%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 95%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 95%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 5%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 95%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 95%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 95%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 95%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 95%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 5%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 75%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 95%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 85%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 95%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 10%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 85%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 10%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 5%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 10%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 95%
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 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 95%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 85%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 45%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 95%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 15%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 95%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 60%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 5%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 95%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 95%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 5%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 90%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 5%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 90%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 95%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 10%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 15%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 25%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 95%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 15%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 95%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 95%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 95%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 90%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 95%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 85%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 5%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 90%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 10%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 90%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 35%
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