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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 80%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 60%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 30%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 20%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 90%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 100%
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 10%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 20%
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 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
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 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 10%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 60%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 10%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 20%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 20%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 10%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 90%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 80%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 60%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 60%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 20%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 30%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 90%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 20%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 70%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 90%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 90%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 90%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 90%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 100%
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 10%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 20%
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 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
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 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 80%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 80%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 80%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 10%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 80%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 60%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 80%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 70%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 90%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 90%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 60%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 10%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 80%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 20%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 40%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 90%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
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