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2001-2002 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 7%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 57%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 85%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 79%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 64%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 7%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 64%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 23%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 7%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 36%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 71%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 58%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 79%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 7%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 64%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 85%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 7%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 58%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 79%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 71%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 79%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 43%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 50%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 64%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 71%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 71%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 57%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 92%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 85%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 79%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 57%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 57%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 64%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 64%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 69%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 86%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 7%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 14%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 71%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 71%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 86%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 57%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 25%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 7%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 64%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 23%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 64%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 36%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 7%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 36%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 71%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 79%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 79%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 79%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 57%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 77%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 54%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 85%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 58%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 25%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 79%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 85%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 7%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 71%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 71%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 86%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 64%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 85%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
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