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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 75%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 95%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 90%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 15%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 90%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 70%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 85%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 95%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 15%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 95%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 15%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 85%
Neil Abercrombie 5%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 95%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Joseph Baldacci 15%
Cass Ballenger 90%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 65%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 85%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 75%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 15%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 15%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 95%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 5%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 90%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 10%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 85%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 15%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 95%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 90%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 85%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 20%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 70%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 20%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 70%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 30%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 90%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 95%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 90%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 25%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 10%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 55%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 15%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 85%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 15%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 10%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 75%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 95%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 15%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 15%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 20%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 10%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 95%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 90%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 95%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 95%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 10%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 15%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 15%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 30%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 20%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 30%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 15%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 85%
Neil Abercrombie 5%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 95%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Joseph Baldacci 15%
Cass Ballenger 90%
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