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2011-2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 89%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 11%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
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 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 20%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 30%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 20%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 30%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 30%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 80%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 90%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 11%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 20%
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 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 78%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 89%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 90%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 11%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 90%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 30%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 11%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 20%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 10%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 0%
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 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 20%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 30%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 20%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 0%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 30%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 20%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 30%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 30%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 20%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 80%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 80%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 90%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 80%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 30%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 90%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 11%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 20%
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 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 30%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 30%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 10%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 78%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 0%
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