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2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 7%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 7%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 69%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 14%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 7%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 7%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 21%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 8%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 85%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 86%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 7%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 77%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 7%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 79%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 14%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 7%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 14%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 7%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 7%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 15%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 7%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 57%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 8%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 7%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 7%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 7%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 15%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 7%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 7%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 69%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 14%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 7%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 7%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 7%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 93%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 8%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 21%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 77%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 21%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 79%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 86%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 71%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 82%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 92%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 75%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 42%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 71%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 79%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 8%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 7%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 93%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 86%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 86%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 92%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 7%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 93%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 86%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 85%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 86%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 7%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 7%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 62%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 77%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 7%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 79%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 79%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 86%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 86%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 79%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 86%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 79%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 14%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 7%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 14%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 7%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 75%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 7%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 86%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 93%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 79%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 85%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 46%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 93%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 93%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 15%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 71%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 7%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 92%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 29%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 57%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 86%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 86%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 57%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 79%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 83%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 7%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 8%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 7%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 85%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 85%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 7%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 14%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 14%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 7%
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