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2002 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 51%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 54%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 56%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 58%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 24%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 18%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 26%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 61%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 64%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 54%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 56%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 58%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 64%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 63%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 64%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 52%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 26%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 56%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 58%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 53%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 59%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 57%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 15%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 21%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 53%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 19%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 59%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 68%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 64%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 55%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 56%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 28%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 31%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 66%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 22%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 16%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 54%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 57%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 61%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 53%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 58%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 32%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 22%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 19%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 53%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 51%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 54%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 56%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 22%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 21%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 32%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 22%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 19%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 21%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 18%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 58%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 30%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 24%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 25%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 18%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 26%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 61%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 23%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 26%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 22%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 64%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 54%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 56%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 9%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 19%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 22%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 23%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 58%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 64%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 63%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 64%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 52%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 23%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 19%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 21%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 23%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 21%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 18%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 40%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 12%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 58%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 25%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 26%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 56%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 58%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 53%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 59%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 57%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 14%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 19%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 49%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 15%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 21%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 53%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 24%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 22%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 21%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 19%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 24%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 18%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 19%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 28%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 59%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 68%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 20%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 62%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 64%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 55%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 56%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 28%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 31%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 66%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 22%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 16%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 20%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 54%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 57%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 61%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 53%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 58%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 20%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 32%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 17%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 22%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 19%
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