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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 57%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 57%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 57%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 71%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 43%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 43%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 71%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 43%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 86%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 57%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 86%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 86%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 71%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 57%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 71%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 43%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 43%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 57%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 43%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 83%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 86%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 43%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 57%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 71%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 71%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 71%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 57%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 43%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 43%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 29%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 43%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 43%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 57%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 43%
Thomas Allen 71%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 14%
Richard Armey 29%
John Ashcroft 57%
Spencer Bachus 86%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Joseph Baldacci 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 57%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 57%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 57%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 71%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 71%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 86%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 86%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 71%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 86%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 57%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 71%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 43%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 71%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 67%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 57%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 43%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 71%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 71%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 43%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 43%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 43%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 43%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 86%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 86%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 86%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 57%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 86%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 86%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 71%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 86%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 71%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 43%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 57%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 43%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 71%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 43%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 86%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 50%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 43%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 43%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 57%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 43%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 83%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 86%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 43%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 71%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 71%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 57%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 71%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 71%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 71%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 57%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 83%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 43%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 86%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 71%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 43%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 29%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 43%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 43%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 57%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 43%
Thomas Allen 71%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 14%
Richard Armey 29%
John Ashcroft 57%
Spencer Bachus 86%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Joseph Baldacci 100%
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