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2005-2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 25%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 62%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 38%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 88%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 62%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 62%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 62%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 75%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 62%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 38%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 75%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 75%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 75%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 75%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 75%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 38%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 25%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 25%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 25%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 25%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 25%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 25%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 25%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 25%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 25%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 33%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 25%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 62%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 62%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 62%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 62%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 25%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 25%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 25%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 75%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 12%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 75%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 25%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 25%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 25%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 38%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 8%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 88%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 25%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 62%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 38%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 38%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 62%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 75%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 38%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 75%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 38%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 38%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 62%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 62%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 75%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 38%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 62%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 25%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 25%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 62%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 38%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 25%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 25%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 25%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 25%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 25%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 25%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 88%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 38%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 75%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 75%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
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