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2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 86%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 89%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 82%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 94%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 44%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 94%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 94%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 56%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 59%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 83%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 59%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 61%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 65%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 56%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 59%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 83%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 56%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 56%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 94%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 59%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 61%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 88%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 53%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 53%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 89%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 61%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 94%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 94%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 56%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 53%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 63%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 61%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 61%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 57%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 56%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 83%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 47%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 61%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 83%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 63%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 81%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 56%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 61%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 78%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 78%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 72%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 89%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 63%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 86%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 73%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 89%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 82%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 94%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 44%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 63%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 56%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 56%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 61%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 38%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 41%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 43%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 61%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 56%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 94%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 94%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 61%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 61%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 44%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 44%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 47%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 56%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 59%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 83%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 59%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 61%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 65%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 56%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 63%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 83%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 63%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 83%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 65%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 59%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 83%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 67%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 47%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 67%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 56%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 56%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 83%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 94%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 63%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 67%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 59%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 56%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 61%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 56%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 88%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 53%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 53%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 89%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 61%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 94%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 94%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 56%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 61%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 50%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 53%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 63%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 61%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 61%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 89%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 57%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 56%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 50%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 56%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 83%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 47%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 61%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 83%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 88%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 63%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 81%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 56%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 61%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 78%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 78%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 72%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 89%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 63%
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