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2009-2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 66%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 66%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 66%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 66%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 66%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 66%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 66%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 66%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 33%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 66%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 66%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 66%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 66%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 66%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 33%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 66%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 50%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 66%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 66%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 60%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 50%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 66%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 33%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 66%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 66%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 66%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 33%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 66%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 33%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 66%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 66%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 66%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 66%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 66%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 60%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 66%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 50%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 40%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 66%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 33%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 16%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 33%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 33%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 66%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 33%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 66%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 66%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 40%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 33%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 33%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 40%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 66%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 60%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 33%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 33%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 33%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 66%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 33%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 0%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 66%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 16%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 33%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 33%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 33%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 66%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 66%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 33%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 66%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 50%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 33%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 66%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 33%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 33%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 66%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 50%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 66%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 50%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 33%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 33%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 50%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 33%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 50%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 66%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 60%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 50%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 66%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 33%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 66%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 66%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 66%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 33%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 33%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 33%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 33%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 33%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 33%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 66%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 33%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 33%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 66%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 33%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 66%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 33%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 33%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 60%
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