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2011 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 16%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 18%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 5%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 16%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 72%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 11%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 16%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 26%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 68%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 47%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 11%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 11%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 84%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 72%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 79%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 68%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 53%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 63%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 74%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 26%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 5%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 74%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 5%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 5%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 79%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 95%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 21%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 21%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 68%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 33%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 94%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 16%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 18%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 21%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 5%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 5%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 16%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 72%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 11%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 16%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 63%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 94%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 26%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 72%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 84%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 95%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 79%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 81%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 58%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 71%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 94%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 5%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 74%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 84%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 68%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 89%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 47%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 84%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 11%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 11%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 84%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 72%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 79%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 95%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 83%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 84%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 68%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 53%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 63%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 74%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 26%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 5%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 65%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 89%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 67%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 93%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 74%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 89%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 5%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 5%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 79%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 95%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 21%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 89%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 21%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 21%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 21%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 68%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 95%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 79%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 74%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 89%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 0%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 89%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 100%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 11%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 11%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 11%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 33%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 94%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
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