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2005-2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 67%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 67%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 38%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 38%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 63%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 75%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 63%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 38%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 38%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 67%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 25%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 38%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 63%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 83%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 38%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 38%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 33%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 13%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 38%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 13%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 38%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 38%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 33%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 50%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 50%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 67%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 67%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 25%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 25%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 38%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 88%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 38%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 38%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 88%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 38%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 63%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 38%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 38%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 25%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 63%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 63%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 75%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 63%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 38%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 38%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 83%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 38%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 13%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 13%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 67%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 25%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 38%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 17%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 50%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 63%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 63%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 83%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 63%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 63%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 88%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 25%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 33%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 88%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 38%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 50%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 75%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 50%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 38%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 33%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 75%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 88%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 50%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 13%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 50%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 67%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 25%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 38%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 13%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 38%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 75%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 25%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 50%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 75%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 13%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 13%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 38%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 13%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 38%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 50%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 50%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 50%
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