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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 96%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 96%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 96%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 13%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 48%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 46%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 96%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 21%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 42%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 24%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 96%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 96%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 96%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 92%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 96%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 25%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 61%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 96%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 96%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 96%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 13%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 9%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 17%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 13%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 17%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 17%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 13%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 13%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 16%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 9%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 17%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 13%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 13%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 21%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 13%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 26%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 9%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 25%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 54%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 14%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 48%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 46%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 96%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 4%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 21%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 33%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 9%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 13%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 13%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 13%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 17%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 21%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 42%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 9%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 92%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 13%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 24%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 17%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 96%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 25%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 17%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 96%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 96%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 92%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 17%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 63%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 13%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 17%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 9%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 83%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 26%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 9%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 13%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 17%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 13%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 25%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 13%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 21%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 96%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 25%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 61%
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