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2005-2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 6%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
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 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 27%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
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 93%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 15%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 88%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 69%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 6%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 13%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 81%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 38%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 25%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 6%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 63%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 31%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 7%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 13%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
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 20%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 31%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 13%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
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 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 94%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 42%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 6%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 20%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 92%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 94%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
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 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 94%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 27%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 88%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 94%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
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 93%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 94%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 92%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 87%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 88%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 15%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 47%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 88%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 69%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 6%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 13%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 88%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 69%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 87%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 13%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 81%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 38%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 25%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 6%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 88%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 58%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 83%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 31%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 56%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 13%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 94%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 93%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 7%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 69%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 13%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 8%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 94%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
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 20%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 31%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 94%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 94%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 13%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 75%
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 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 87%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 75%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 13%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 80%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 13%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 94%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 42%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
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