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2007-2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 15%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 98%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 60%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 98%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 3%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 33%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 38%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 50%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 93%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 34%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 25%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 34%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 41%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 25%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 28%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 28%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 23%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 40%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican 18%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 98%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 18%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 30%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 15%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 98%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican 18%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 97%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 93%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 33%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 18%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 68%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 24%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 98%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 97%
Todd Akin 20%
Rodney Alexander 45%
Jason Altmire 85%
Rob Andrews 95%
Michael Arcuri 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Michele Bachmann 18%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Brian Baird 93%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
John Barrow 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Joe Barton 33%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 93%
Melissa Bean 90%
Bob Bennett 45%
Shelley Berkley 93%
Howard Berman 98%
Marion Berry 90%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 28%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 95%
John Boehner 18%
Kit Bond 34%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 48%
Dan Boren 75%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 85%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 90%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 90%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 15%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 98%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 60%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 98%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 3%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 33%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 38%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 93%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 50%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 95%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 93%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 34%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 25%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 34%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 41%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 25%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 80%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 90%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 28%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 28%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 23%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 40%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R 18%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 98%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R 18%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 30%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 93%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 83%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 15%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 98%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R 18%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 95%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 97%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 93%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 33%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 90%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 93%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 18%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 68%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 24%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 98%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 97%
Todd Akin 20%
Rodney Alexander 45%
Jason Altmire 85%
Rob Andrews 95%
Michael Arcuri 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Michele Bachmann 18%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Brian Baird 93%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
John Barrow 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Joe Barton 33%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 93%
Melissa Bean 90%
Bob Bennett 45%
Shelley Berkley 93%
Howard Berman 98%
Marion Berry 90%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 28%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 95%
John Boehner 18%
Kit Bond 34%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 48%
Dan Boren 75%
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