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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 67%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 44%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 38%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 56%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 22%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 67%
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 67%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 56%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 40%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 56%
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 86%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 89%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 78%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 44%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 56%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 57%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 56%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 63%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 56%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 22%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 56%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 71%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 78%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 44%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 56%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 56%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 78%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 67%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 67%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 56%
Bill Archer 11%
Richard Armey 25%
John Ashcroft 40%
Spencer Bachus 44%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 67%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 44%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 67%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 38%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 88%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 89%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 78%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 89%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 56%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 88%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 89%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 22%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 88%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 78%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 60%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 67%
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 67%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 67%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 56%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 40%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 56%
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 86%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 78%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 89%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 78%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 89%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 44%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 78%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 44%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 56%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 57%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 89%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 88%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 44%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 78%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 56%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 67%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 63%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 89%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 67%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 78%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 89%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 75%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 67%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 56%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 22%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 11%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 56%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 90%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 75%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 63%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 71%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 78%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 78%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 44%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 56%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 56%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 89%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 56%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 89%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 80%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 78%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 88%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 67%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 11%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 67%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 56%
Bill Archer 11%
Richard Armey 25%
John Ashcroft 40%
Spencer Bachus 44%
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