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2009 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 87%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 70%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 90%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 50%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 50%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 44%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 55%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 60%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 50%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 55%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 44%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 90%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 44%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 80%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 87%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 70%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 30%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 90%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 50%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 22%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 37%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 44%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 50%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 50%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 22%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 50%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 50%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 30%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 50%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 50%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 44%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 55%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 60%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 30%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 50%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 50%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 50%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 50%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 55%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 50%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 50%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 50%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 55%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 40%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 50%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 100%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 50%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 50%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 44%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 44%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 30%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 55%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 90%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 60%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 60%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 50%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 33%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 90%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 44%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 50%
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