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2015-2016 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 89%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 75%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 87%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 92%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 93%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 93%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 87%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 60%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 60%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 44%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 78%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 67%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 93%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 93%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 53%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 14%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 87%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 78%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 88%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 53%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 87%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 20%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 27%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 93%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 56%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 56%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 27%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 27%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 38%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 78%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 67%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 73%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 71%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 80%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue Republican 78%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 87%
GA U.S. House - 10 Jody Hice Republican 80%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 93%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 89%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 75%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 87%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 92%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 93%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 93%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 87%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 60%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 60%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 44%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 78%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 67%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 93%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 100%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 53%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 14%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 60%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 75%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 14%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 78%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 93%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 36%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 23%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 20%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 60%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 87%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 29%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 20%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 23%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 23%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 29%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 64%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 21%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 15%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 33%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 21%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 29%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 31%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 20%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 13%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 20%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 23%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 20%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 20%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 13%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 13%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 20%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 25%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 60%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 33%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 78%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 20%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 88%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 53%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 87%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 20%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 27%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 93%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 56%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 56%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 27%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 27%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 29%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 38%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 67%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 78%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 67%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 73%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 71%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 21%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 33%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 20%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 80%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue R 78%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 27%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 100%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 87%
GA U.S. House - 10 Jody Hice R 80%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk R 93%
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