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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 21%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 14%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 14%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 78%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 72%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 14%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 21%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 14%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 64%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 7%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 28%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 21%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 7%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 14%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 36%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 35%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 7%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 71%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 21%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 72%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 4%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 7%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 7%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 28%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 14%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 28%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 85%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 14%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 21%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 14%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 14%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 81%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 78%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 92%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 92%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 92%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 64%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 92%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 14%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 85%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 85%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 21%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 92%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 71%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 92%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 7%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 78%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 85%
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 92%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 72%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 14%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 78%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 21%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 85%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 92%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 14%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 64%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 92%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 7%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 28%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 92%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 71%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 21%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 85%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 7%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 14%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 92%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 92%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 85%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 64%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 92%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 64%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 36%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 95%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 35%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 7%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 95%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 92%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 71%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 71%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 92%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 7%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 92%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 21%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 72%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 4%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 92%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 7%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 7%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 28%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 14%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 28%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 85%
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