Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2009-2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Gary Ackerman 81%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 6%
John Adler 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Todd Akin 6%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 7%
Rodney Alexander 13%
Jason Altmire 63%
Rob Andrews 81%
Michael Arcuri 75%
Steve Austria 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 81%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 13%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13%
Brian Baird 67%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 94%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 88%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 93%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 93%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 93%
Bob Bennett 14%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 93%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 31%
Brian Bilbray 7%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 6%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 15%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 81%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 87%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 6%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 88%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 7%
John Boccieri 81%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 14%
Kit Bond 7%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 6%
Mary Bono Mack 19%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 13%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 80%
Dan Boren 20%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 67%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 13%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 88%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 94%
Bobby Bright 6%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 13%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 88%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
Scott Brown 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 14%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 13%
Jim Bunning 8%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 13%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 13%
Roland Burris 92%
Dan Burton 6%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 87%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 83%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 13%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 13%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 19%
Eric Cantor 6%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 87%
Joseph Cao 40%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 7%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 93%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 93%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 93%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 81%
Christopher Carney 44%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 93%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 88%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 13%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 87%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 25%
Mike Castle 44%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 88%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 19%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 7%
Ben Chandler III 56%
Travis Childers 19%
VI U.S. House-Delegate Donna Christensen D 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 89%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 88%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 94%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 80%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 7%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 7%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 13%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 93%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 6%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 47%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 13%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 88%
Kent Conrad 73%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 87%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 81%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 7%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 7%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 69%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 87%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 13%
Mark Critz 25%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 93%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 69%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 13%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 94%
Kathy Dahlkemper 79%
Artur Davis 53%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 94%
Geoff Davis 13%
Lincoln Davis 38%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 9%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 81%
Bill Delahunt 87%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 81%
James DeMint 7%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 33%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 40%
Norm Dicks 81%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 88%
Charles Djou 100%
Chris Dodd 93%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 94%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 44%
Byron Dorgan 73%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 81%
David Dreier 19%
Steve Driehaus 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 19%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 93%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
Chet Edwards 69%
Vern Ehlers 38%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 94%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 19%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 94%
John Ensign 7%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 7%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 81%
Bob Etheridge 67%
AS U.S. House-Delegate Eni Faleomavaega D 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 94%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 88%
Russ Feingold 87%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 87%
Bob Filner 94%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 20%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 6%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 17%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 13%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 75%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 6%
Barney Frank 88%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 91%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 6%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 19%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 100%
Elton Gallegly 8%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 71%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 13%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 19%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 92%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 14%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 13%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 63%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 7%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 7%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 33%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 8%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 81%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 94%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75%
Judd Gregg 9%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 20%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 94%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 13%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 87%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 80%
John Hall 81%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 13%
Debbie Halvorson 81%
Phil Hare 94%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 92%
Jane Harman 88%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 13%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 6%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 8%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 19%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 85%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 81%
Baron Hill 81%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 81%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 88%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 94%
Paul Hodes 88%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 56%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 94%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 13%
Kay Hutchison 13%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 7%
Daniel Inouye 93%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 88%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 7%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 88%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 19%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 86%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 19%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 7%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 88%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 94%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 13%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 93%
Tim Johnson 38%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 31%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 13%
Steve Kagen 92%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 75%
Ted Kaufman 82%
Patrick Kennedy 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 93%
Dale Kildee 81%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Mary Jo Kilroy 88%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 88%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 6%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 13%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 13%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 67%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 80%
Larry Kissell 81%
Ron Klein 81%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 13%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 87%
Herb Kohl 93%
Suzanne Kosmas 81%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 75%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
Jon Kyl 7%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 13%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 25%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 87%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 81%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 88%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 94%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 6%
Steve LaTourette 13%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 13%
Frank Lautenberg 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 93%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 94%
Chris Lee 6%
George LeMieux 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 93%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 88%
Jerry Lewis 13%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 93%
Joe Lieberman 57%
Blanche Lincoln 73%
John Linder 13%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 13%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 94%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 87%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 81%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 6%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 13%
Dick Lugar 13%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 94%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 13%
Dan Lungren 6%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 80%
Connie Mack IV 13%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 94%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 94%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Manchin III D 100%
Don Manzullo 13%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 14%
Betsy Markey 81%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 94%
Jim Marshall 40%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Eric Massa 91%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 56%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 88%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 7%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 85%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 13%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 87%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 13%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 13%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 94%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 7%
Thaddeus McCotter 13%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 94%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 13%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 44%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 13%
Michael McMahon 14%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 14%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 88%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 94%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 53%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 93%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 6%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 93%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 6%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 15%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 93%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 6%
Brad Miller 88%
Walt Minnick 81%
Harry Mitchell 88%
Alan Mollohan 67%
Dennis Moore 88%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 93%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 88%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 81%
Patrick Murphy 75%
Scott Murphy 75%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 13%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 93%
Jack Murtha 89%
Sue Myrick 13%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 93%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 88%
Ben Nelson 53%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 87%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 13%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 75%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 13%
Glenn Nye III 75%
Jim Oberstar 81%
Dave Obey 75%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 13%
John Olver 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 69%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 71%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 88%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 94%
Ron Paul 43%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 6%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 88%
Tom Perriello 87%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 88%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 31%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 13%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 94%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 13%
Todd Platts 19%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 13%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 94%
Earl Pomeroy 69%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 13%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 88%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 13%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 13%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 83%
George Radanovich 14%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 87%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 93%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 0%
Denny Rehberg 13%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 33%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Laura Richardson 94%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 7%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 87%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 13%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 6%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 6%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 6%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 13%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 13%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 44%
Mike Ross 38%
Steve Rothman 93%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 6%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 86%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 94%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 13%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 81%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 81%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 93%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 94%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 13%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 88%
Mark Schauer 81%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 87%
Jean Schmidt 13%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 13%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 93%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 81%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 81%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 94%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 6%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 94%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 7%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 13%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 81%
John Shadegg 8%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 93%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 94%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 7%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 94%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13%
Heath Shuler 31%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 13%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 6%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 88%
Ike Skelton 44%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 81%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 88%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 13%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 38%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 13%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 69%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 69%
Arlen Specter 80%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 94%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 93%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Bart Stupak 80%
IN U.S. House-3 Marlin Stutzman R 0%
John Sullivan 8%
Betty Sutton 88%
John Tanner 63%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 31%
Harry Teague 67%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 13%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 80%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 13%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 88%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 13%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 7%
Todd Tiahrt 15%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 13%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 94%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 88%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 88%
Ed Towns 88%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 88%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 13%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 93%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 19%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 88%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 87%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 13%
George Voinovich 20%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 19%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 88%
Zach Wamp 7%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 80%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 88%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 94%
Diane Watson 88%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 94%
Jim Webb, Jr. 87%
Anthony Weiner 87%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 94%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 13%
Robert Wexler 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 93%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 7%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 13%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 60%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 6%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 13%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
David Wu 87%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 93%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 88%
Bill Young 6%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%

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