Rating Group: Drum Major Institute

2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt 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 Attorney General Tim Griffin Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Paul Gosar Republican 8%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican 7%
CA Mayor - 1 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 85%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 77%
CO Mayor - At-Large 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 - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House - 26 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 - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
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%
ID Attorney General Raúl Labrador Republican 23%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
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%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 7%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 7%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr 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%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 7%
LA Governor Jeff Landry Republican 0%
LA Treasurer John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 83%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 64%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House - 4 Bill Huizenga Republican 14%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg Republican 7%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 86%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt 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 Attorney General Tim Griffin R 7%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert R 21%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D 93%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Paul Gosar R 8%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 79%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock R 21%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D 86%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi D 77%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 82%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 92%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 79%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy R 7%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 42%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu D 93%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 86%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 86%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 92%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 7%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 93%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R 7%
CA Mayor - 1 Karen Bass D 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 85%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 86%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 7%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 77%
CO Mayor - At-Large 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 - 24 Frederica Wilson D 85%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 79%
FL U.S. House - 26 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 - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 71%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 92%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 29%
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%
ID Attorney General Raúl Labrador R 23%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 86%
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%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 7%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 85%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 7%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr 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%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 7%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 7%
LA Governor Jeff Landry R 0%
LA Treasurer John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 86%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 71%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 71%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 86%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 79%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 64%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 86%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 43%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 83%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 64%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 86%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 86%
MI U.S. House - 4 Bill Huizenga R 14%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg R 7%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 86%
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