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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
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 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 11%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 000%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 22%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 000%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 11%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 000%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 83%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 000%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 000%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
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 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 000%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 000%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 33%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 22%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 89%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 000%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
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 89%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 89%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 000%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 78%
Bill Archer 000%
Richard Armey 000%
John Ashcroft 000%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 000%
William Baker 0%
Joseph Baldacci 78%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 22%
Bob Barr, Jr. 000%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 000%
Joe Barton 11%
Charlie Bass 11%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 000%
Max Baucus 56%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 56%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 20%
Joe Biden, Jr. 78%
Brian Bilbray 56%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
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 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 11%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 78%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 89%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 000%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 78%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 86%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 22%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 000%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 89%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 67%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 78%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 44%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 11%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 000%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 11%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 78%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 000%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 000%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
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 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 89%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 000%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 000%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 33%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 22%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 89%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 000%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 78%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
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 89%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 89%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 11%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 89%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 000%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 78%
Bill Archer 000%
Richard Armey 000%
John Ashcroft 000%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 000%
William Baker 0%
Joseph Baldacci 78%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 22%
Bob Barr, Jr. 000%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 000%
Joe Barton 11%
Charlie Bass 11%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 000%
Max Baucus 56%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 56%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 20%
Joe Biden, Jr. 78%
Brian Bilbray 56%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
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