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2012 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 100%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 17%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 73%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 73%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 17%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 29%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 92%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 27%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 92%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 91%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 33%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 91%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 38%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 44%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 42%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 38%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 38%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 91%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 91%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 83%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 83%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 83%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 58%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 75%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 91%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 92%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 18%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 27%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 75%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 18%
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 100%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 83%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 92%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 17%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 75%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 73%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 38%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 42%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 73%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 25%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 17%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 40%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 75%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 17%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 25%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 25%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 17%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 30%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 30%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 17%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 33%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 25%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 17%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 29%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 92%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 27%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 92%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 91%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 33%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 25%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 91%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 38%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 44%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 25%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 17%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 42%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 38%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 38%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 50%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 75%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 75%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 92%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 91%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 33%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 92%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 30%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 25%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 17%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 91%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 83%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 83%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 27%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 83%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 58%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 75%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 91%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 38%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 50%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 25%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 27%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 25%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 92%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 18%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 27%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 75%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 18%
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