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2019-2020 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NH U.S. House - 1 Chris Pappas Democratic 75%
NH U.S. House - 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Booker Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 1 Donald Norcross Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House - 2 Jeff Van Drew Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House - 3 Andy Kim Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House - 5 Joshua Gottheimer Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 7 Tom Malinowski Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House - 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 11 Mikie Sherrill Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House - 12 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 75%
NM U.S. House - 1 Deb Haaland Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House - 2 Xochitl Torres Small Democratic 75%
NM U.S. House - 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate - Sr Catherine Cortez Masto Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate - Jr Jacky Rosen Democratic 100%
NV U.S. House - 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
NV U.S. House - 2 Mark Amodei Republican 50%
NV U.S. House - 3 Susie Lee Democratic 75%
NV U.S. House - 4 Steven Horsford Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 1 Lee Zeldin Republican 50%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House - 3 Thomas Suozzi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 4 Kathleen Rice Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 6 Grace Meng Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 11 Max Rose Democratic, Working Families, Women's Equality 75%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 14 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 18 Sean Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 19 Antonio Delgado Democratic, Women's Equality 75%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 21 Elise Stefanik Republican 50%
NY U.S. House - 22 Anthony Brindisi Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 75%
NY U.S. House - 23 Tom Reed II Republican 50%
NY U.S. House - 24 John Katko Republican 75%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 75%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
OH U.S. House - 2 Brad Wenstrup Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 25%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 6 Bill Johnson Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 25%
OH U.S. House - 8 Warren Davidson Republican 25%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 12 Troy Balderson Republican 75%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 14 Dave Joyce Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 15 Steve Stivers Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 16 Anthony Gonzalez Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Jr James Lankford Republican 50%
OK U.S. House - 1 Kevin Hern Republican 25%
OK U.S. House - 2 Markwayne Mullin Republican 50%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 50%
OK U.S. House - 5 Kendra Horn Democratic 75%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 75%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 75%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 50%
PA U.S. House - 1 Brian Fitzpatrick Republican 75%
PA U.S. House - 2 Brendan Boyle Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House - 3 Dwight Evans Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 4 Madeleine Dean Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 5 Mary Scanlon Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 6 Chrissy Houlahan Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House - 7 Susan Wild Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 8 Matt Cartwright Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House - 9 Dan Meuser Republican 50%
PA U.S. House - 10 Scott Perry Republican 25%
PA U.S. House - 11 Lloyd Smucker Republican 50%
PA U.S. House - 12 Fred Keller Republican 50%
State Office Name Party Rating
NH U.S. House - 1 Chris Pappas D 75%
NH U.S. House - 2 Ann Kuster D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Booker D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 1 Donald Norcross D 75%
NJ U.S. House - 2 Jeff Van Drew R 75%
NJ U.S. House - 3 Andy Kim D 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House - 5 Joshua Gottheimer D 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 7 Tom Malinowski D 75%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 75%
NJ U.S. House - 10 Don Payne, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 11 Mikie Sherrill D 75%
NJ U.S. House - 12 Bonnie Watson Coleman D 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 75%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich D 75%
NM U.S. House - 1 Deb Haaland D 100%
NM U.S. House - 2 Xochitl Torres Small D 75%
NM U.S. House - 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 100%
NV U.S. Senate - Sr Catherine Cortez Masto D 100%
NV U.S. Senate - Jr Jacky Rosen D 100%
NV U.S. House - 1 Dina Titus D 100%
NV U.S. House - 2 Mark Amodei R 50%
NV U.S. House - 3 Susie Lee D 75%
NV U.S. House - 4 Steven Horsford D 75%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House - 1 Lee Zeldin R 50%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House - 3 Thomas Suozzi D 100%
NY U.S. House - 4 Kathleen Rice D 75%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 6 Grace Meng D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 8 Hakeem Jeffries D 75%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 11 Max Rose Other 75%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat D 100%
NY U.S. House - 14 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House - 18 Sean Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House - 19 Antonio Delgado Other 75%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko D 100%
NY U.S. House - 21 Elise Stefanik R 50%
NY U.S. House - 22 Anthony Brindisi Other 75%
NY U.S. House - 23 Tom Reed II R 50%
NY U.S. House - 24 John Katko R 75%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 75%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 25%
OH U.S. House - 2 Brad Wenstrup R 50%
OH U.S. House - 3 Joyce Beatty D 100%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 25%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 50%
OH U.S. House - 6 Bill Johnson R 50%
OH U.S. House - 7 Bob Gibbs R 25%
OH U.S. House - 8 Warren Davidson R 25%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 75%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 50%
OH U.S. House - 11 Marcia Fudge D 100%
OH U.S. House - 12 Troy Balderson R 75%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH U.S. House - 14 Dave Joyce R 50%
OH U.S. House - 15 Steve Stivers R 50%
OH U.S. House - 16 Anthony Gonzalez R 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Jr James Lankford R 50%
OK U.S. House - 1 Kevin Hern R 25%
OK U.S. House - 2 Markwayne Mullin R 50%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 50%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 50%
OK U.S. House - 5 Kendra Horn D 75%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
OR U.S. House - 1 Suzanne Bonamici D 100%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 75%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
OR U.S. House - 5 Kurt Schrader D 75%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 50%
PA U.S. House - 1 Brian Fitzpatrick R 75%
PA U.S. House - 2 Brendan Boyle D 75%
PA U.S. House - 3 Dwight Evans D 100%
PA U.S. House - 4 Madeleine Dean D 100%
PA U.S. House - 5 Mary Scanlon D 100%
PA U.S. House - 6 Chrissy Houlahan D 75%
PA U.S. House - 7 Susan Wild D 100%
PA U.S. House - 8 Matt Cartwright D 75%
PA U.S. House - 9 Dan Meuser R 50%
PA U.S. House - 10 Scott Perry R 25%
PA U.S. House - 11 Lloyd Smucker R 50%
PA U.S. House - 12 Fred Keller R 50%
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