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2009-2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 56%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 11%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 78%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 60%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 78%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 11%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 11%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 89%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 11%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 11%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 89%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 67%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 11%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 11%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 11%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 56%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 89%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 78%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 89%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 89%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 71%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 89%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 78%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 78%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 89%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 11%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 11%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 78%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 89%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 89%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 89%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 11%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 86%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 78%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 83%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 78%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 11%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 78%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 60%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 78%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 78%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 90%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 78%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 11%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 78%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 75%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 89%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 22%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 78%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 89%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 80%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 11%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 89%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 88%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 86%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 89%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 11%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 89%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 11%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 89%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 11%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 11%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 78%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 89%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 89%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 78%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 40%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 89%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 89%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 89%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 67%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 89%
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