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2011 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 17%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House - 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 33%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 17%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 17%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 83%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 17%
MI U.S. House - 3 Justin Amash Libertarian 83%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 60%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MS U.S. House - 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 17%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 60%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 50%
NM U.S. House - 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 50%
NV U.S. House - 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 17%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 23 Tom Reed II Republican 17%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 33%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 6 Bill Johnson Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House - 15 Steve Stivers Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate - Jr James Lankford Republican 17%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 33%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 17%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House - 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 60%
PA U.S. House - 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 17%
PA U.S. House - 16 Mike Kelly, Jr. Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 17%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House - 2 Cedric Richmond D 33%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 17%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 67%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 67%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 67%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 40%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 17%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 17%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 33%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 80%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 83%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 80%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 40%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga R 17%
MI U.S. House - 3 Justin Amash Other 83%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 33%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 60%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 60%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 50%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 60%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler R 0%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 60%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 17%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long R 25%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 60%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
MS U.S. House - 4 Steven Palazzo R 0%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo R 17%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 33%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven R 60%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 17%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 83%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 67%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich D 50%
NM U.S. House - 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 50%
NV U.S. House - 2 Mark Amodei R 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 17%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 60%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 83%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 67%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 83%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 67%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 67%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 33%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 50%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko D 50%
NY U.S. House - 23 Tom Reed II R 17%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 33%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 60%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House - 6 Bill Johnson R 0%
OH U.S. House - 7 Bob Gibbs R 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 33%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House - 11 Marcia Fudge D 67%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 33%
OH U.S. House - 15 Steve Stivers R 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 60%
OK U.S. Senate - Jr James Lankford R 17%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 33%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 17%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
OR U.S. House - 5 Kurt Schrader D 50%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 80%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 60%
PA U.S. House - 15 GT Thompson, Jr. R 17%
PA U.S. House - 16 Mike Kelly, Jr. R 0%
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