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2001-2002 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 86%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 43%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 14%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 79%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 21%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 79%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 64%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 21%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 93%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 88%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 86%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 36%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 79%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 36%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 36%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 21%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 14%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 86%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 71%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 88%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 64%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 29%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 25%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 21%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 57%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 36%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 14%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 86%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 86%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 62%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 21%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 14%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 57%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 7%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 29%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 21%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 93%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 43%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 29%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 14%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 14%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 79%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 21%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 21%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 12%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 43%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 79%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 29%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 21%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 14%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 93%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 64%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 21%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 93%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 88%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 86%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 29%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 14%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 36%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 79%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 36%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 21%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 36%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 93%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 93%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 43%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 14%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 43%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 14%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 21%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 12%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 21%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 7%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 14%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 29%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 29%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 14%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 14%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 86%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 71%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 21%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 88%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 88%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 14%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 64%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 29%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 25%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 21%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 79%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 57%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 93%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 36%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 43%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 7%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 36%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 14%
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