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2009-2010 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 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 27%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 47%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 47%
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 33%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 27%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 73%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 67%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 73%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 13%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 93%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 87%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 33%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 53%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 53%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 93%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 13%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 40%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 53%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 7%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 27%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 80%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 27%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 89%
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 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 44%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 56%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 13%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker 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 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 27%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 20%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 47%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 60%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 73%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 47%
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 33%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 27%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 93%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 87%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 87%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 73%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 73%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 67%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 33%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 73%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 13%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 60%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 93%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 87%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 93%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 93%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 80%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 44%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 33%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 53%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 80%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 73%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 53%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 53%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 93%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 60%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 93%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 67%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 13%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 40%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 78%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 67%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 93%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 53%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 67%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 7%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 27%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 80%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 40%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 27%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 13%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 73%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 89%
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 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 78%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 93%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 44%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 53%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 56%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 40%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 47%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 93%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 7%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 87%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 13%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 80%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 13%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
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