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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 68%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 87%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 76%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 94%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 94%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 94%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 11%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 94%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 88%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 70%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 52%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 52%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 5%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 96%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 94%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 96%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 82%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 5%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 96%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 82%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 88%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 5%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 82%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 75%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 94%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 6%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 5%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 9%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 41%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 18%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 29%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 94%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 68%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 62%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 87%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 76%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 93%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 94%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 5%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 3%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 94%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 5%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 12%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 12%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 88%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 94%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 6%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 5%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 6%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 82%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 15%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 5%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 94%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 11%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 94%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 5%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 5%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 9%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 88%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 70%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 5%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 52%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 52%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 5%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 5%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 96%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 5%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 94%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 93%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 96%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 70%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 9%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 6%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 5%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 11%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 82%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 5%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 96%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 82%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 88%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 5%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 82%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 75%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 94%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 6%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 6%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 9%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 5%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 5%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 5%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 5%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 50%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 5%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 9%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 5%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 41%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 18%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 29%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 5%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 94%
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