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Rating Group: Secular Coalition for America

2007-2008 Positions on Secular Issues

Issues: Religion

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 29%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 29%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 7%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 7%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 7%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 79%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 29%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 71%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 86%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 79%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 71%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 79%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 7%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 7%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 79%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 7%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 79%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 7%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 7%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 7%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 57%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 7%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 7%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 7%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 71%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 57%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 57%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 7%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 71%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 29%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 57%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MO Council Member - Ward 6 Jerry Porter 29%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 7%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 71%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 86%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 7%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 79%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 7%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 7%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 7%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 71%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 29%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 29%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 7%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 7%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 7%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 7%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 79%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 86%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 79%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 71%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 57%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 93%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 71%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 79%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 7%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 79%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 71%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 79%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 86%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 71%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 29%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 79%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 86%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 71%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 86%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 79%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 7%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 71%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 71%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 57%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 57%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 79%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 71%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 7%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 71%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 7%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 71%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 86%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 71%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 71%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 79%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 7%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 79%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 7%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 7%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 7%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 57%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 79%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 29%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 86%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 86%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 7%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 57%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 7%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 7%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 7%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 71%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 7%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 79%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 57%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 86%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 57%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 71%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 86%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 71%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 71%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 57%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 43%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 71%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 7%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 71%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 86%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 29%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 57%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 86%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 7%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 86%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 57%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 7%
MO Council Member - Ward 6 Jerry Porter 29%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 7%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 71%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 86%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 7%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 71%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 79%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 7%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 7%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 71%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 7%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 57%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 71%
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