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2017 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 67%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 92%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 95%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 86%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 82%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 96%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 1%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 89%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 89%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 92%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 92%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 88%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 98%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 21%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 12%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 99%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 94%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 97%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 95%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 74%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 87%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 2%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 4%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 89%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 3%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 86%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 98%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 99%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 5%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 90%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 1%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 4%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester Democratic 1%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 96%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz Republican 96%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn Republican 97%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford Republican 77%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 94%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House - 10 Val Demings Democratic 1%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 67%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 92%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 76%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 95%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 83%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 86%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 82%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 96%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 100%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 1%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 89%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 89%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 92%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 92%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 88%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 98%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 21%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 82%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran D 12%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 99%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 97%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 94%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 3%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris D 0%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 97%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 1%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 1%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 95%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 2%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 2%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 6%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 74%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 1%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 1%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 28%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna D 1%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 2%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta D 2%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 80%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 87%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal D 3%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 4%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 1%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 3%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 1%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 2%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 4%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez D 2%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 1%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 4%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 1%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 1%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 83%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán D 1%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 9%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 0%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 1%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 14%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 2%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 4%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 89%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 3%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 86%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 98%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 99%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 3%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 5%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 90%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 1%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 2%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 4%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester D 1%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 96%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz R 96%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn R 97%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 100%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford R 77%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. D 3%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy D 15%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 94%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto D 1%
FL U.S. House - 10 Val Demings D 1%
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