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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 25%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 9%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 27%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 9%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 9%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 9%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 18%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 70%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 17%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 73%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 9%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 18%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 9%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 82%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 9%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 11%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 82%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 25%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 82%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 9%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 91%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 27%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 9%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 91%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 82%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 91%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 9%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 9%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 73%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 91%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 20%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 82%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 82%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 18%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 91%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 91%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 90%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 91%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 9%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 70%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 17%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 73%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 9%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 0%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 18%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 9%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 91%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 91%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 82%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 91%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 91%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 9%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
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