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2009-2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 83%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
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 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 62%
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 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 87%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
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 12%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 8%
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 12%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 37%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 25%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 87%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
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 62%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 12%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 12%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 87%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 16%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 12%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 83%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
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 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 16%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 12%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 62%
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 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 87%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 12%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 25%
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 12%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 8%
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 12%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 0%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 12%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 12%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 12%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 8%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 12%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 37%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 12%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 25%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 87%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 25%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 37%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 0%
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 62%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 12%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 12%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 12%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 87%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 87%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 16%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 25%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 12%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 87%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 12%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 87%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 12%
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