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2002 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 40%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 60%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 40%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 60%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 40%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 60%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 40%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 60%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 40%
Neil Abercrombie 20%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Todd Akin 60%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Joe Barton 60%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 40%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 60%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 60%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 20%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 60%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 20%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 60%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 40%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 60%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 40%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 40%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 20%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 40%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 20%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 40%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 60%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 60%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 40%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 20%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 20%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 40%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 20%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 20%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 20%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 20%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 60%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 60%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 40%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 20%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 20%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 20%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 20%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 40%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 60%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 40%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 60%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 60%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 60%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 20%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 20%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 60%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 40%
Neil Abercrombie 20%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Todd Akin 60%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Joe Barton 60%
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