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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 63%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 64%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 58%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 67%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 82%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 33%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 64%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 58%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 83%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 58%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 42%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 89%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 92%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 92%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 58%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 27%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 58%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 64%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 58%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 42%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 91%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 44%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 67%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 42%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 33%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 58%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 83%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 58%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 67%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 75%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
Neil Abercrombie 83%
Gary Ackerman 75%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 63%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 64%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 67%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 58%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 82%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 67%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 73%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 67%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 89%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 82%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 33%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 92%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 83%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 64%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 58%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 89%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 92%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 92%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 67%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 83%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 58%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 67%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 92%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 67%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 75%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 83%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 42%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 58%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 83%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 50%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 89%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 92%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 83%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 92%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 67%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 92%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 92%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 92%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 82%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 82%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 83%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 83%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 83%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 83%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 58%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 27%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 58%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 64%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 58%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 42%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 91%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 67%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 44%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 92%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 67%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 42%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 33%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 58%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 92%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 75%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 83%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 83%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 92%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 58%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 83%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 67%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 75%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
Neil Abercrombie 83%
Gary Ackerman 75%
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