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2011 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 25%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 20%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 38%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 40%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 13%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 25%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 50%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 38%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 80%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 13%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 13%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 38%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 20%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 13%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
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 20%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 20%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 13%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 13%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 25%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 20%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 13%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 50%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 25%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 63%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 75%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 88%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 38%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 88%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 38%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 75%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 75%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 25%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 38%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 40%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 13%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 75%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 25%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 50%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 38%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 88%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 75%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 80%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 80%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 75%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 20%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 13%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 75%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 88%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 75%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 75%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 13%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 13%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 13%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 38%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 20%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 88%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 88%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 13%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 0%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 25%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 75%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 0%
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 20%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 20%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 13%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 0%
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