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2011 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 80%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 94%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 94%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 94%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 70%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 94%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 23%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 70%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 64%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 94%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 29%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 94%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 94%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 88%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 41%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 29%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 70%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 40%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 70%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 47%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 70%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 76%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 82%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 81%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 82%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 76%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 52%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 29%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 47%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 66%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 94%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 82%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 23%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 35%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 94%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 70%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 70%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 94%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 94%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 80%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 75%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 94%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 94%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 94%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 70%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 80%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 94%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 23%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 70%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 12%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 64%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 58%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 41%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 41%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 17%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 11%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 6%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 88%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 23%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 11%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 94%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 11%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 23%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 11%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 5%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 6%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 29%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 29%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 90%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 94%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 11%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 94%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 88%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 41%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 29%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 70%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 40%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 15%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 29%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 11%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 70%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 70%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 47%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 70%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 76%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 82%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 81%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 31%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 82%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 35%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 17%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 35%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 30%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 68%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 11%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 76%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 52%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 29%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 47%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 70%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 66%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 60%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 17%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 5%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 17%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 37%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 11%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 94%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 82%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 23%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 35%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 94%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 70%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 70%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 94%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 17%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 94%
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