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2009 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 76%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 82%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 36%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 36%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 36%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 73%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 91%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 91%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 36%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 80%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 91%
NV U.S. House - 1 Dina Titus Democratic 96%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 27%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 91%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 91%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 91%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 91%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 36%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 27%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 36%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 36%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 36%
Neil Abercrombie 96%
John Adler 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Michael Arcuri 76%
Brian Baird 96%
J. Gresham Barrett 9%
Max Baucus 73%
Evan Bayh 91%
Melissa Bean 92%
Mark Begich 91%
Bob Bennett 27%
Marion Berry 67%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Jeff Bingaman 91%
John Boccieri 88%
Kit Bond 36%
Rick Boucher 78%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 61%
Bobby Bright 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 30%
Sam Brownback 36%
Ginny Brown-Waite 43%
Jim Bunning 33%
Roland Burris 100%
Steve Buyer 36%
Robert Byrd 78%
Joseph Cao 58%
Christopher Carney 83%
Mike Castle 52%
Saxby Chambliss 36%
Travis Childers 64%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Thad Cochran 36%
Kent Conrad 91%
Robert Corker 45%
Kathy Dahlkemper 84%
Artur Davis 88%
Lincoln Davis 71%
Nathan Deal 13%
Bill Delahunt 96%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Chris Dodd 91%
Byron Dorgan 91%
Steve Driehaus 88%
Chet Edwards 72%
Vern Ehlers 42%
Brad Ellsworth 76%
John Ensign 30%
Bob Etheridge 96%
Mary Fallin 16%
Russ Feingold 100%
Al Franken 100%
Bart Gordon 84%
Alan Grayson 96%
Judd Gregg 30%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 48%
Kay Hagan 91%
John Hall 96%
Debbie Halvorson 84%
Phil Hare 96%
Tom Harkin 91%
Orrin Hatch 30%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 59%
Baron Hill 80%
Paul Hodes 88%
Pete Hoekstra 28%
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 76%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 91%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 82%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 36%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 91%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 36%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 36%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 91%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 73%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 91%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 91%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 36%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 80%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 91%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 91%
NV U.S. House - 1 Dina Titus D 96%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 27%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 91%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 91%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 91%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 91%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 36%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 27%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 36%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 91%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 91%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 36%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 36%
Neil Abercrombie 96%
John Adler 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Michael Arcuri 76%
Brian Baird 96%
J. Gresham Barrett 9%
Max Baucus 73%
Evan Bayh 91%
Melissa Bean 92%
Mark Begich 91%
Bob Bennett 27%
Marion Berry 67%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Jeff Bingaman 91%
John Boccieri 88%
Kit Bond 36%
Rick Boucher 78%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 61%
Bobby Bright 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 30%
Sam Brownback 36%
Ginny Brown-Waite 43%
Jim Bunning 33%
Roland Burris 100%
Steve Buyer 36%
Robert Byrd 78%
Joseph Cao 58%
Christopher Carney 83%
Mike Castle 52%
Saxby Chambliss 36%
Travis Childers 64%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Thad Cochran 36%
Kent Conrad 91%
Robert Corker 45%
Kathy Dahlkemper 84%
Artur Davis 88%
Lincoln Davis 71%
Nathan Deal 13%
Bill Delahunt 96%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Chris Dodd 91%
Byron Dorgan 91%
Steve Driehaus 88%
Chet Edwards 72%
Vern Ehlers 42%
Brad Ellsworth 76%
John Ensign 30%
Bob Etheridge 96%
Mary Fallin 16%
Russ Feingold 100%
Al Franken 100%
Bart Gordon 84%
Alan Grayson 96%
Judd Gregg 30%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 48%
Kay Hagan 91%
John Hall 96%
Debbie Halvorson 84%
Phil Hare 96%
Tom Harkin 91%
Orrin Hatch 30%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 59%
Baron Hill 80%
Paul Hodes 88%
Pete Hoekstra 28%
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