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2007 Positions on Personal Liberties

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 54%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 63%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 64%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 61%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 36%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 66%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 61%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 66%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 38%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 36%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 32%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 36%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 66%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 46%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 41%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 36%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 41%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 36%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 61%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 66%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 51%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 36%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 36%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 59%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 41%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 64%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 59%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 51%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 41%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 41%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 56%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 36%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 59%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 59%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 36%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 66%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 31%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 39%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 41%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 36%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 66%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 44%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 36%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 48%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 51%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 61%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 36%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 69%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 36%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 34%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 61%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 69%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 26%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 31%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 71%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 66%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 66%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 66%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 41%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 41%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 36%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 54%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 63%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 64%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 66%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 66%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 61%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 36%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 29%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 36%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 36%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 36%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 41%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 43%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 31%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 36%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 66%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 61%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 36%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 32%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 41%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 41%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 41%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 66%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 46%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 38%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 36%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 32%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 36%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 66%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 46%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 41%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 36%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 41%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 36%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 44%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 61%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 38%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 66%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 38%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 31%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 51%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 36%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 45%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 36%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 36%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 59%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 41%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 64%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 59%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 51%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 29%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 43%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 36%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 41%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 41%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 56%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 36%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 59%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 59%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 36%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 66%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 38%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 38%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 38%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 31%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 39%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 36%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 43%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 41%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 36%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 49%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 29%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 71%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 66%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 44%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 36%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 48%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 51%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 38%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 61%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 38%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 36%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 62%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 69%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 36%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 34%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 61%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 69%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 26%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 31%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 71%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 66%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 66%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 66%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 36%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 36%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 41%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 41%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 36%
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