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2009 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 8%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 15%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 23%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 23%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 54%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 63%
CA State Senate - 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 88%
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero Democratic 88%
CA State Senate - 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 62%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 75%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Mayor Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Kevin Jeffries 75%
CA Supervisor - 4 Nathan Fletcher Independent 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Curt Hagman 63%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 38%
CA Council Member - 2 Paul Krekorian 88%
CA Council Member - 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 83%
CA Council Member - Ward 3 Jose Solorio 100%
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 69%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 54%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 85%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 15%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 23%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 46%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 62%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 46%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 54%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 62%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 31%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 54%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 15%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 62%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 69%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 8%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 15%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 23%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 8%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 38%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 62%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 85%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 77%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 92%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 69%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 38%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 23%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 23%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 92%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 77%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 88%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 77%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 54%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 69%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 88%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen R 63%
CA State Senate - 5 Cathleen Galgiani D 100%
CA State Senate - 9 Nancy Skinner D 88%
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero D 88%
CA State Senate - 13 Gerald Hill D 100%
CA State Senate - 15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate - 17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 62%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 75%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 100%
CA Mayor Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Kevin Jeffries 75%
CA Supervisor - 4 Nathan Fletcher I 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Curt Hagman 63%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 38%
CA Council Member - 2 Paul Krekorian 88%
CA Council Member - 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 83%
CA Council Member - Ward 3 Jose Solorio 100%
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma D 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 33%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 69%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 54%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 85%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 15%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 85%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 85%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 23%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 46%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 54%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 62%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 85%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 46%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 46%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 69%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 54%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 92%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 62%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 31%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 83%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 62%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 85%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 69%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 54%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 15%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 62%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 69%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
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