Rating Group: The Poker Players Alliance

2009-2010 Positions on Poker Players' Rights

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 92%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 67%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 92%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 67%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 92%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 67%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 92%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 67%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 17%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 67%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 92%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 42%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 67%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 17%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 17%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 67%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 17%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 92%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 42%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 17%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 67%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 17%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 67%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 17%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 67%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 92%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 67%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 67%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 67%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 17%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 92%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 17%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 92%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 92%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 92%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 17%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 92%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 92%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 17%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 92%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 42%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 67%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 17%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 17%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 92%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 92%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 67%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 17%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 17%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 67%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 67%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 67%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 17%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 17%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 67%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 17%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 92%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 17%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 67%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 92%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 17%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 17%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 92%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 17%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 17%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 67%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 67%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 67%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 92%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 67%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 92%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 67%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 67%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 67%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 17%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 17%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 17%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 67%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 92%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 92%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 67%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 17%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 17%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 17%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 92%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 92%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 67%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 92%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 17%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 17%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 92%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 92%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 17%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 17%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 92%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 92%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 92%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 67%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 92%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 92%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 92%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 92%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 92%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 92%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 67%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 67%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 92%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 67%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 67%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 92%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 17%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 92%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 92%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 92%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 17%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 42%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 17%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 17%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 67%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 92%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 17%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 17%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 92%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 17%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 17%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 92%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 17%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 17%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 67%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 67%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 17%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 67%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 92%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 17%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 92%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 67%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 92%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 67%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 67%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 92%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 92%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 17%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 67%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 67%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 92%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 17%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 17%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 17%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 92%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 92%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 92%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 67%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 17%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 92%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 17%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 92%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 67%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 67%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 67%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 67%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 42%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 17%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 92%
John Adler 92%
Todd Akin 17%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Rob Andrews 92%
Michael Arcuri 67%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Melissa Bean 67%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 92%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
Dan Boren 17%
Leonard Boswell 17%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 92%
Mike Castle 17%
Travis Childers 67%
Jerry Costello 67%
Artur Davis 17%
Geoff Davis 42%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Bill Delahunt 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 17%
David Dreier 67%
Steve Driehaus 92%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
John Ensign 67%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Russ Feingold 67%
Bob Filner 92%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 67%
Bart Gordon 17%
Judd Gregg 67%
Phil Hare 67%
Jane Harman 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 17%
Baron Hill 67%
Maurice Hinchey 67%
Paul Hodes 92%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 67%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 67%
Tim Johnson 17%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Patrick Kennedy 67%
Dale Kildee 67%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Mary Jo Kilroy 92%
Ron Klein 92%
Suzanne Kosmas 92%
Dennis Kucinich 67%
Steve LaTourette 17%
Chris Lee 92%
Jerry Lewis 0%
John Linder 42%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 67%
Don Manzullo 17%
Betsy Markey 92%
Jim Marshall 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
Michael McMahon 92%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 67%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 92%
Brad Miller 67%
Walt Minnick 92%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 92%
Scott Murphy 92%
Sue Myrick 0%
Jim Oberstar 17%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 67%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 17%
Ron Paul 92%
Donald Payne 67%
Tom Perriello 92%
Todd Platts 17%
Earl Pomeroy 17%
George Radanovich 17%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Ciro Rodriguez 92%
Mike Ross 17%
Steve Rothman 92%
Jean Schmidt 17%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 92%
John Shadegg 0%
Ike Skelton 17%
Vic Snyder 17%
Mark Souder 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 42%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Bart Stupak 17%
John Sullivan 0%
John Tanner 17%
Gene Taylor 67%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 92%
George Voinovich 0%
Zach Wamp 17%
Mel Watt 92%
Anthony Weiner 92%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 92%
Lynn Woolsey 92%
David Wu 17%
Bill Young 17%

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