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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 43%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 63%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 75%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 14%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 40%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 13%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 63%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 63%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 63%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 25%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 13%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 13%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 75%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 13%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 25%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 40%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 25%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 13%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 43%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 75%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 63%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 57%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 86%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 80%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 63%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 88%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 88%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 63%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 88%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 75%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 75%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 75%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 38%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 50%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 14%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 40%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 13%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 63%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 88%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 75%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 25%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 63%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 25%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 75%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 86%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 63%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 75%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 38%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 75%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 25%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 75%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 13%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 13%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 38%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 38%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 88%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 88%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 75%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 75%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 88%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 50%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 75%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 75%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 13%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 88%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 88%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 75%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 75%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 50%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 25%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 40%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 25%
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