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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 95%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 93%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 87%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 3%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 3%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 91%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 3%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 87%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 82%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 92%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 89%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 89%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 36%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 84%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 61%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 14%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 89%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 97%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 14%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 97%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 95%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 87%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 29%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 92%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 89%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 29%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 89%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 82%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 3%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 97%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 42%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 42%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 97%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 84%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 11%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 7%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 92%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 95%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 93%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 5%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 3%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 3%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 19%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 16%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 6%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 87%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 3%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 3%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 91%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 3%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 13%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 9%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 44%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 87%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 82%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 9%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 92%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 89%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 89%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 11%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 36%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 11%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 84%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 8%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 61%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 92%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 14%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 89%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 97%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 14%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 97%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 95%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 3%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 16%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 87%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 29%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 8%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 13%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 92%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 6%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 6%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 3%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 3%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 12%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 5%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 89%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 92%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 29%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 80%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 89%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 82%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 3%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 14%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 97%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 42%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 42%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 97%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 14%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 92%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 84%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 95%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 8%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 11%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 5%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 11%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 7%
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