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2007-2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 17%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 25%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 8%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 67%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 75%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 58%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 58%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 42%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 58%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 58%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 8%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 42%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 58%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 17%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 58%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 58%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 67%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 17%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 8%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 17%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 8%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 33%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 8%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 8%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 42%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 17%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 92%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 17%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 33%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 25%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 33%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 58%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 92%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 42%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 92%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 25%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 8%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 75%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 75%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 67%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 67%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 75%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 75%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 58%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 83%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 92%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 58%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 50%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 67%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 92%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 42%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 67%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 58%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 58%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 8%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 42%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 17%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 33%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 58%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 17%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 17%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 75%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 58%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 92%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 83%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 75%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 58%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 67%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 67%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 17%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 33%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 58%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 83%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 8%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 8%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 17%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 17%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 8%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 33%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 67%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 83%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 8%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 8%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 42%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 17%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 92%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 92%
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