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2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 35%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 10%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 70%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 10%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 45%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 85%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 95%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 5%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 5%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 70%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 85%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 90%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 65%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 15%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 5%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 5%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 10%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 5%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 70%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 5%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 5%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 15%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 10%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 90%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 10%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 35%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 10%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 70%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 10%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 20%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 95%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 65%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 45%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 85%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 95%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 85%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 95%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 85%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 80%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 85%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 95%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 90%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 90%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 5%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 5%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 70%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 85%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 90%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 90%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 95%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 90%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 80%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 90%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 65%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 15%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 5%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 70%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 5%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 95%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 90%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 90%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 95%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 95%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 10%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 5%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 75%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 70%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 5%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 95%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 55%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 90%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 95%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 5%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 90%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 15%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 15%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 10%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 90%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 10%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
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