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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 77%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 26%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 11%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 19%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 76%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 74%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
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 78%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 26%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 9%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 80%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 78%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 11%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 78%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 26%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 78%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 15%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 89%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 12%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 89%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 13%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 74%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 19%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 19%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 67%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 74%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 81%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 4%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 75%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 68%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 15%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 15%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 4%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 7%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 19%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 22%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 30%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 19%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 77%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 12%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 26%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 11%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 19%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 76%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 19%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 11%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 15%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 31%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 70%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 74%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 9%
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 78%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 26%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 9%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 78%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 80%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 67%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 15%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 16%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 7%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 15%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 7%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 65%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 15%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 78%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 11%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 30%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 78%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 26%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 78%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 78%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 15%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 89%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 70%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 7%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 52%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 19%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 11%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 21%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 65%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 15%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 11%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 15%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 9%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 12%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 89%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 13%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 75%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 74%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 70%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 20%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 12%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 19%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 15%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 78%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 19%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 67%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 78%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 74%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 81%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 7%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 27%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 11%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 10%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 4%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 5%
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