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2002 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 65%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano 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 - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 90%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 95%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 95%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 35%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 95%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 5%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 95%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 90%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 65%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano 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 - 53 Susan Davis D 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 90%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 10%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 85%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 95%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 95%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 65%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 95%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 35%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 10%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 95%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 5%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 5%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 90%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 5%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 95%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 10%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 70%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 5%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 85%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 95%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 5%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 10%
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