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2004 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 12%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 12%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 12%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 62%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 38%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 50%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 38%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 38%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 62%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 62%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 62%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 12%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 12%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 12%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 38%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 62%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 62%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 62%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 62%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 38%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 50%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
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 60%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 12%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 38%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 38%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 70%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 10%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 12%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 12%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 12%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 38%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 62%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 50%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 62%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 38%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 62%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 62%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 30%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 12%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 38%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 50%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 38%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 25%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 30%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 62%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 62%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 38%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 25%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 50%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 50%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 50%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 62%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 75%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 62%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 40%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 38%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 62%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 12%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 12%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 50%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 12%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 38%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 38%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 62%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 62%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 50%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 25%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 25%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 50%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 50%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 50%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 50%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 50%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 62%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 62%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 38%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 50%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 10%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
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 60%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 12%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 38%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 62%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 38%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 70%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 30%
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