Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)

2009-2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 78%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 72%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 80%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 53%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 21%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 28%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 80%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 20%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 20%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 80%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 26%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 73%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 26%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 20%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 78%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 85%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 26%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 85%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 80%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 80%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 80%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 20%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 20%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 14%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 21%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 20%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 78%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 80%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 21%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 84%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 26%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 42%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 26%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 26%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 78%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 72%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 80%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 80%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 53%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 21%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 20%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 28%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 80%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 80%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 18%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 20%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 26%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 80%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 26%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 80%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 28%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 20%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 80%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 20%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 20%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 80%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 26%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 20%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 20%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 26%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 21%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 80%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 80%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 20%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 80%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 20%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 73%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 26%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 20%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 78%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 85%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 85%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 14%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 26%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 16%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 26%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 20%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 26%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 80%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 85%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 80%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 80%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 80%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 80%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 21%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 20%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 21%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 28%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 14%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 20%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 26%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 20%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 78%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 20%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 20%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 14%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 20%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 80%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 21%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 20%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 26%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 20%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 78%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 80%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 21%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 84%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 85%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 26%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 42%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 26%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 26%
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