Rating Group: Citizens for Global Solutions

2008 Global Issues Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican D+
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican D-
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican D
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican D+
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic A
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic A
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic A-
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic A
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic B+
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic A
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic A-
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy Republican F
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic A
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic A
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic A
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic A
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic A+
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican D+
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic B+
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican D
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis A
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic A
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican F
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic A
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic A
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic A
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic A
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic B+
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican F
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic A
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican F
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic A
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican D
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic B-
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic A
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic B
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic A
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican D-
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican F
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican C-
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic A+
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic B+
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic A
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican D+
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican D+
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican D
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic A+
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic A
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic A+
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic B+
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic A
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic A+
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic A-
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic A
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic B+
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican C
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud A+
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic B-
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg Republican F
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic B+
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic A+
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor A+
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic A-
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican D-
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic A
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic B+
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic A
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra A
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican D-
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican D-
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican F
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic A+
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican B
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic A-
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic A
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic B+
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic A
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic A
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic A
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic A
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic A
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic A
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic A
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican F
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic B+
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican D+
OH State House - 62 Jean Schmidt Republican D-
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican D
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican C-
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic B
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic A+
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic A
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic A
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic A
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican F
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican D-
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic A
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican F
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican D-
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R D+
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R D-
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R D
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R D+
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D A
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D A
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D A-
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D A
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D B+
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D A
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D A-
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy R F
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D A
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D A
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D A
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D A
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D A+
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R D+
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D B+
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R D
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis A
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D A
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R F
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D A
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D A
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D A
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D A
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D B+
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R F
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D A
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R F
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D A
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart R D
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D B-
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D A
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D B
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D A
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R D-
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R F
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R C-
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D A+
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D B+
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D A
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R D+
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R D+
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R D
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D A+
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D A
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D A+
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D B+
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D A
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D A+
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D A-
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D A
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D B+
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R C
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud A+
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D B-
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg R F
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D B+
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D A+
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL A
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL A+
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D A-
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R D-
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D A
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D B+
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D A
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra A
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R D-
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R D-
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R F
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D A+
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R B
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D A-
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D A
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D B+
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D A
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D A
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D A
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D A
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D A
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D A
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D A
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R F
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D B+
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R D+
OH State House - 62 Jean Schmidt R D-
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R D
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R C-
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D B
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D A+
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D A
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D A
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D A
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R F
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R D-
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D A
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R F
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R D-
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