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2005 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 95%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 12%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 96%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 12%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 88%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 25%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 12%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 88%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 4%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 92%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 95%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 83%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 12%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 83%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 12%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 92%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 96%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 95%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 88%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 83%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 8%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 12%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 96%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 17%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 95%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 92%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 83%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 92%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 88%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 12%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 12%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 21%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 12%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 12%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 92%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 12%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 96%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 12%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 12%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 12%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 25%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 17%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 88%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 25%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 12%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 85%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 96%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 12%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 12%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 4%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 88%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 4%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 92%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 95%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 83%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 12%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 8%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 12%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 12%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 12%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 12%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 17%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 12%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 45%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 83%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 12%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 25%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 88%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 12%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 96%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 92%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 17%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 96%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 95%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 17%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 12%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 88%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 88%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 96%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 83%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 12%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 54%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 8%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 8%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 83%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 21%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 21%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 12%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 12%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 17%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 8%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 12%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 96%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 12%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 96%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 17%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 70%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
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