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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 30%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 70%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 33%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 70%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 30%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 11%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 30%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 78%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 40%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 90%
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 30%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 20%
John Ashcroft 30%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Henry Scott Baesler 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
Joseph Baldacci 90%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Joe Barton 80%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 25%
Max Baucus 80%
Bob Bennett 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 100%
Joe Biden, Jr. 60%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 30%
Kit Bond 30%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 30%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 89%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 30%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 80%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 70%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 40%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 11%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 89%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 30%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 40%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 90%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 80%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 70%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 33%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 70%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 30%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 30%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 80%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 90%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 90%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 89%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 20%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 40%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 11%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 30%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 90%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 80%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 80%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 89%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 70%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 80%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 78%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 80%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 40%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 90%
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 30%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 20%
John Ashcroft 30%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Henry Scott Baesler 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
Joseph Baldacci 90%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Joe Barton 80%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 25%
Max Baucus 80%
Bob Bennett 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 100%
Joe Biden, Jr. 60%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 30%
Kit Bond 30%
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