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2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 56%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 11%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 11%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 44%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 11%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 11%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 22%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 25%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 22%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 11%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 56%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 11%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 11%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 44%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 22%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 11%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 22%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 22%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 13%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 33%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 11%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 11%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 22%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 33%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 11%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 11%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 22%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 22%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 44%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 11%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 25%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 11%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 25%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 11%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 11%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 33%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 22%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 11%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 25%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 13%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 22%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 11%
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