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2003-2004 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 6%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 8%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 13%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 7%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 86%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 7%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 6%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 6%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 73%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 27%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 73%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 13%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 80%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 21%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 87%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 20%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 80%
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 87%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 7%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 7%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 19%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 6%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 27%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 27%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 81%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 13%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 73%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 81%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 87%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 6%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 8%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 13%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 7%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 13%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 87%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 87%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 87%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 93%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 13%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 87%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 93%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 93%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 93%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 93%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 93%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 93%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 93%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 81%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 87%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 47%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 60%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 86%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 7%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 6%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 20%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 81%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 73%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 7%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 6%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 7%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 80%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 80%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 80%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 93%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 73%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 81%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 20%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 93%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 27%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 13%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 73%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 13%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 8%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 80%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 21%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 87%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 93%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 88%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 20%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 80%
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 87%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 93%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 87%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 7%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 93%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 7%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 19%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 6%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 27%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 27%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 81%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 13%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 80%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 73%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 81%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 87%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
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