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2007-2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 91%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 29%
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 25%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 92%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano 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 0%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 38%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 52%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 29%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 4%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 13%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 29%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 4%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 9%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 17%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 88%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 96%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 8%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 4%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 91%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 86%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 92%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 29%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 8%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 8%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 29%
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 25%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 92%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 21%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano 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 0%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 38%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 17%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 4%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 5%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 52%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 92%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 17%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 92%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 4%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 71%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 29%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 4%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 6%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 4%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 13%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 79%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 29%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 8%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 4%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 30%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 13%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 4%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 78%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 4%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 71%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 0%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 4%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 25%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 9%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 96%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 17%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 88%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 96%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 4%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 71%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 8%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 50%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 13%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 4%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 4%
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