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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 67%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 52%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 9%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 65%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 9%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 83%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 26%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 63%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 68%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 71%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 76%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 67%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 9%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 65%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 6%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 35%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 79%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 6%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 68%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 12%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 94%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 85%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 6%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 6%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 61%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 59%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 15%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 67%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 76%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 67%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 68%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 52%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 70%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 74%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 74%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 9%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 12%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 6%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 9%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 24%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 9%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 9%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 65%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 6%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 9%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 9%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 9%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 68%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 12%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 9%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 9%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 9%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 9%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 6%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 29%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 3%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 6%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 83%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 28%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 26%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 71%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 88%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 63%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 68%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 4%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 12%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 18%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 15%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 6%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 71%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 3%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 70%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 76%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 67%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 74%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 12%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 6%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 9%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 9%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 9%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 12%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 21%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 9%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 46%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 21%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 65%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 6%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 35%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 79%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 16%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 6%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 72%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 68%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 12%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 94%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 87%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 12%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 9%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 85%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 85%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 65%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 9%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 44%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 9%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 6%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 6%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 26%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 61%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 18%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 12%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 6%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 9%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 6%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 9%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 3%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 9%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 85%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 9%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 59%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 15%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 79%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 67%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 76%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
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