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2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 87%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 87%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 27%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 21%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 27%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 43%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 27%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 93%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 87%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 46%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 47%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 27%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 93%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 87%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 27%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 92%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 73%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 67%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 47%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 47%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 93%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 93%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 93%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 27%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 29%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 43%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 47%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 87%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 87%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 27%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 47%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 33%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 40%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 40%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 47%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 33%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 31%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 33%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 21%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 27%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 33%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 43%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 27%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 58%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 33%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 40%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 93%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 87%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 92%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 93%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 83%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 45%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 46%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 47%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 40%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 20%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 93%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 27%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 92%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 93%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 87%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 36%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 40%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 27%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 40%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 40%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 92%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 33%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 73%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 67%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 50%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 60%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 67%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 47%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 47%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 93%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 93%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 93%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 55%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 67%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 27%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 27%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 29%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 64%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 57%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 27%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 27%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 15%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 36%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 40%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 43%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 40%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 33%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 93%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 47%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 93%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 100%
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