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2019-2020 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House - 13 John Joyce Republican 25%
PA U.S. House - 14 Guy Reschenthaler Republican 50%
PA U.S. House - 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 50%
PA U.S. House - 16 Mike Kelly, Jr. Republican 50%
PA U.S. House - 17 Conor Lamb Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Scott Republican 25%
SC U.S. House - 1 Joe Cunningham Democratic 75%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House - 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 4 William Timmons Republican 50%
SC U.S. House - 5 Ralph Norman, Jr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
SC U.S. House - 7 Tom Rice Republican 50%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 50%
SD U.S. Senate - Jr Mike Rounds Republican 50%
SD U.S. House - At-Large Dusty Johnson Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House - 1 Phil Roe Republican 50%
TN U.S. House - 2 Tim Burchett Republican 25%
TN U.S. House - 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 50%
TN U.S. House - 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 25%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House - 6 John Rose Republican 50%
TN U.S. House - 7 Mark Green Republican 25%
TN U.S. House - 8 David Kustoff Republican 50%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 25%
TX U.S. Senate - Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 2 Dan Crenshaw Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 3 Van Taylor Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 5 Lance Gooden Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 6 Ron Wright Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 7 Lizzie Fletcher Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 14 Randy Weber, Sr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 15 Vicente Gonzalez Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House - 16 Veronica Escobar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 17 Bill Flores Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 19 Jodey Arrington Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House - 21 Chip Roy Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 22 Pete Olson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 23 Will Hurd Republican 75%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 25 Roger Williams Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 27 Michael Cloud Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House - 29 Sylvia Garcia Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 32 Colin Allred Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House - 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House - 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House - 36 Brian Babin Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate - Jr Mitt Romney Republican 75%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
UT U.S. House - 2 Chris Stewart Republican 50%
UT U.S. House - 3 John Curtis Republican 50%
UT U.S. House - 4 Ben McAdams Democratic 75%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 75%
VA U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman Republican 50%
VA U.S. House - 2 Elaine Luria Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House - 5 Denver Riggleman III Republican 50%
VA U.S. House - 6 Ben Cline Republican 25%
VA U.S. House - 7 Abigail Spanberger Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House - 8 Don Beyer, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 50%
VA U.S. House - 10 Jennifer Wexton Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House - 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House - 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 50%
WA U.S. House - 4 Dan Newhouse Republican 50%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 50%
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House - 13 John Joyce R 25%
PA U.S. House - 14 Guy Reschenthaler R 50%
PA U.S. House - 15 GT Thompson, Jr. R 50%
PA U.S. House - 16 Mike Kelly, Jr. R 50%
PA U.S. House - 17 Conor Lamb D 75%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House - 1 David Cicilline D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Scott R 25%
SC U.S. House - 1 Joe Cunningham D 75%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
SC U.S. House - 3 Jeff Duncan R 0%
SC U.S. House - 4 William Timmons R 50%
SC U.S. House - 5 Ralph Norman, Jr. R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 75%
SC U.S. House - 7 Tom Rice R 50%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 50%
SD U.S. Senate - Jr Mike Rounds R 50%
SD U.S. House - At-Large Dusty Johnson R 50%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House - 1 Phil Roe R 50%
TN U.S. House - 2 Tim Burchett R 25%
TN U.S. House - 3 Chuck Fleischmann R 50%
TN U.S. House - 4 Scott DesJarlais R 25%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 75%
TN U.S. House - 6 John Rose R 50%
TN U.S. House - 7 Mark Green R 25%
TN U.S. House - 8 David Kustoff R 50%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 25%
TX U.S. Senate - Jr Ted Cruz R 0%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House - 2 Dan Crenshaw R 50%
TX U.S. House - 3 Van Taylor R 50%
TX U.S. House - 5 Lance Gooden R 25%
TX U.S. House - 6 Ron Wright R 25%
TX U.S. House - 7 Lizzie Fletcher D 75%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 50%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 50%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R 50%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 50%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
TX U.S. House - 14 Randy Weber, Sr. R 0%
TX U.S. House - 15 Vicente Gonzalez D 75%
TX U.S. House - 16 Veronica Escobar D 100%
TX U.S. House - 17 Bill Flores R 25%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 19 Jodey Arrington R 25%
TX U.S. House - 20 Joaquin Castro D 75%
TX U.S. House - 21 Chip Roy R 0%
TX U.S. House - 22 Pete Olson R 50%
TX U.S. House - 23 Will Hurd R 75%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R 25%
TX U.S. House - 25 Roger Williams R 50%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 50%
TX U.S. House - 27 Michael Cloud R 0%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 75%
TX U.S. House - 29 Sylvia Garcia D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 25%
TX U.S. House - 32 Colin Allred D 75%
TX U.S. House - 33 Marc Veasey D 75%
TX U.S. House - 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. D 75%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 75%
TX U.S. House - 36 Brian Babin R 0%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 0%
UT U.S. Senate - Jr Mitt Romney R 75%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R 50%
UT U.S. House - 2 Chris Stewart R 50%
UT U.S. House - 3 John Curtis R 50%
UT U.S. House - 4 Ben McAdams D 75%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 75%
VA U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Kaine D 100%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman R 50%
VA U.S. House - 2 Elaine Luria D 75%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House - 4 Donald McEachin D 75%
VA U.S. House - 5 Denver Riggleman III R 50%
VA U.S. House - 6 Ben Cline R 25%
VA U.S. House - 7 Abigail Spanberger D 75%
VA U.S. House - 8 Don Beyer, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House - 9 Morgan Griffith R 50%
VA U.S. House - 10 Jennifer Wexton D 75%
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 75%
WA U.S. House - 1 Suzan DelBene D 100%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 75%
WA U.S. House - 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 50%
WA U.S. House - 4 Dan Newhouse R 50%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 50%
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer D 100%
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