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2005-2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 93%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 14%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 14%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 57%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 54%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 89%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 86%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 21%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 14%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 79%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 71%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 36%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 29%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 89%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 86%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 86%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 21%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 36%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 78%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 88%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 93%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 93%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 14%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 22%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 29%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 14%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 14%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 15%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 21%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 14%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 14%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 14%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 17%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 17%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 14%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 23%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 14%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 44%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 21%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 57%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 54%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 89%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 7%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 36%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 14%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 93%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 7%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 86%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 14%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 14%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 21%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 14%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 36%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 14%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 22%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 79%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 7%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 71%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 36%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 29%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 89%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 21%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 14%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 86%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 79%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 14%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 14%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 14%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 86%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 15%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 43%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 14%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 15%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 14%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 14%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 21%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 21%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 14%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 36%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 78%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
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