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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 71%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 79%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 91%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 81%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 71%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 83%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 4%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 63%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
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 36%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 74%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 83%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 4%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 83%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 8%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 61%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 81%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 71%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 79%
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 96%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 21%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 88%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 67%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 79%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 73%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 71%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 79%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 4%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 13%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 13%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 13%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 72%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 13%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 13%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 91%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 13%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 13%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 81%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 73%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 71%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 6%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 13%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 13%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 83%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 4%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 69%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 71%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 63%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 75%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 9%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 9%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 4%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 17%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 13%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 56%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 13%
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 36%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 74%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 17%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 79%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 83%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 4%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 83%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 83%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 8%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 4%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 67%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 17%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 8%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 8%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 6%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 61%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 13%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 9%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 9%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 4%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 17%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 17%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 83%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 9%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 63%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 81%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 71%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 19%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 79%
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 96%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 21%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 8%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 88%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 8%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 88%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 67%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 79%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 13%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 29%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 13%
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