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2007-2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 58%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 54%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 64%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 58%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 69%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 84%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 30%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 38%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 38%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 84%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 84%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 15%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 92%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 61%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 76%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 66%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 84%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 84%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 84%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 64%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 84%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 66%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 61%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 84%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 75%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 82%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 46%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 70%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 61%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 58%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 61%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 53%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 76%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 84%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 76%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 53%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 76%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 84%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 64%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 23%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 23%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 23%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 84%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 76%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 58%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 54%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 64%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 75%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 58%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 69%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 84%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 92%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 69%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 76%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 75%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 92%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 84%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 84%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 30%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 38%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 84%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 76%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 84%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 76%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 84%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 38%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 72%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 84%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 92%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 84%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 84%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 15%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 92%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 76%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 84%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 84%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 82%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 61%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 91%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 76%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 92%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 66%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 92%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 84%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 84%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 84%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 64%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 84%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 66%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 76%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 69%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 76%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 88%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 84%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 76%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 75%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 61%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 84%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 75%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 82%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 46%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 70%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 75%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 61%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 76%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 92%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 76%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 92%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 70%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 92%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 92%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 84%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 92%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 29%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 58%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 61%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 53%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 76%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 92%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 84%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 84%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 76%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 53%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 91%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 91%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 76%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 84%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 64%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 23%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 70%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 91%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 92%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 23%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 23%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 84%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 76%
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