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2011 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 1 David Cicilline Democratic 83%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
SC U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Scott Republican 17%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 17%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 60%
SD Governor Kristi Noem Republican 17%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 60%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 17%
TN U.S. House - 1 Phil Roe Republican 17%
TN U.S. House - 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 17%
TN U.S. House - 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 83%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 17%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 17%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 33%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 17%
TX U.S. House - 17 Bill Flores Republican 17%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House - 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 17%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 17%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 17%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 60%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House - 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 0%
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 33%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House - 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 0%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 67%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson Republican 60%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 17%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 60%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 17%
WV U.S. House - 1 David McKinley Republican 17%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 60%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 60%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Sandy Adams 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 17%
Rob Andrews 33%
Steve Austria 0%
Kelly Ayotte 60%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Lou Barletta 0%
John Barrow 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Joe Barton 17%
Charlie Bass 17%
Max Baucus 80%
Mark Begich 60%
Dan Benishek 17%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 50%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 50%
Diane Black 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 17%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 25%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bob Brady 67%
Bruce Braley 83%
Paul Broun 17%
State Office Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 67%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House - 1 David Cicilline D 83%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 40%
SC U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Scott R 17%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House - 3 Jeff Duncan R 17%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 60%
SD Governor Kristi Noem R 17%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 60%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 17%
TN U.S. House - 1 Phil Roe R 17%
TN U.S. House - 3 Chuck Fleischmann R 17%
TN U.S. House - 4 Scott DesJarlais R 0%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 33%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 83%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 60%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 17%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 17%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 50%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 33%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 17%
TX U.S. House - 17 Bill Flores R 17%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 67%
TX U.S. House - 22 Pete Olson R 0%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R 17%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 17%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 17%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 67%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 60%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R 0%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 100%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman R 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House - 9 Morgan Griffith R 0%
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly D 33%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 67%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 33%
WA U.S. House - 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 0%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 67%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson R 60%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 83%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 33%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 83%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 17%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 60%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 17%
WV U.S. House - 1 David McKinley R 17%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 60%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 60%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Sandy Adams 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 17%
Rob Andrews 33%
Steve Austria 0%
Kelly Ayotte 60%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Lou Barletta 0%
John Barrow 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Joe Barton 17%
Charlie Bass 17%
Max Baucus 80%
Mark Begich 60%
Dan Benishek 17%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 50%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 50%
Diane Black 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 17%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 25%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bob Brady 67%
Bruce Braley 83%
Paul Broun 17%
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