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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 93%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 87%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 7%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 93%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 93%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 93%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 64%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 93%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 7%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 71%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 73%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 93%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 7%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 60%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 7%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 14%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 93%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 87%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 93%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 80%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 21%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 7%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 7%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 93%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 7%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 7%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 93%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 7%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 20%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 57%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 7%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 7%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 7%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 93%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 93%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 93%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 93%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 93%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 7%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 7%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 93%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 20%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 64%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 93%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 13%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 93%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 93%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 93%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 93%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 7%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 13%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 71%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 7%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 7%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 7%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 7%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 93%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 21%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 73%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 93%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 93%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 40%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 93%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 7%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 7%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 93%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 20%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 80%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 60%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 27%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 93%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 93%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 93%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 13%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 13%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 7%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 7%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 14%
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