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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 68%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 70%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 68%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 73%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 65%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 11%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 72%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 87%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 24%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 21%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 74%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 71%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 79%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 68%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 68%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 68%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 64%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 28%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 66%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 45%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 76%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 84%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 63%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 13%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 89%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 13%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 68%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 16%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 54%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 61%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 65%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 11%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 72%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 72%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 66%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 68%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 28%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 66%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 95%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 11%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 76%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 60%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 68%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 70%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 68%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 13%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 16%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 11%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 11%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 19%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 17%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 73%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 11%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 14%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 11%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 11%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 65%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 11%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 11%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 17%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 72%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 13%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 11%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 24%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 14%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 87%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 18%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 24%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 21%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 72%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 74%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 71%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 62%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 19%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 16%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 13%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 79%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 68%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 68%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 68%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 13%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 11%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 11%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 16%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 11%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 18%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 13%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 64%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 28%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 66%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 13%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 45%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 76%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 18%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 84%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 63%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 13%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 89%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 70%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 13%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 68%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 13%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 47%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 11%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 14%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 16%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 16%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 54%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 16%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 15%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 13%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 9%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 13%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 11%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 14%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 61%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 95%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 8%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 65%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 11%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 72%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 72%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 66%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 68%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 28%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 66%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 13%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 21%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 95%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 11%
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