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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 50
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 54
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 87
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 75
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 85
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 87
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 25
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 87
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 87
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 12
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 87
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 87
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 100
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 83
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 71
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 87
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 85
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 100
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 91
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 62
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 91
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 100
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 87
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 75
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 50
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 100
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 66
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 37
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 50
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 87
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 87
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 87
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 91
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 16
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 75
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 91
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 62
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 87
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 12
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 41
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 12
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 12
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 75
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 50
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 54
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 87
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 85
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 75
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 100
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 100
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 85
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 87
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 87
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 87
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 25
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 25
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 87
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 87
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 87
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 12
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 87
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 87
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 85
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 100
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 87
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 100
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 83
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 71
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 87
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 85
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 100
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 91
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 100
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 62
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 75
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 75
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 91
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 100
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 87
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 87
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 75
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 50
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 100
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 100
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 66
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 37
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 50
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 87
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 75
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 87
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 87
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 91
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 100
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 100
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 16
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 83
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 75
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 91
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 100
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 100
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 87
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 62
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 87
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 100
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 12
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 41
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 12
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 12
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 75
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 83
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