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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 70%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 69%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 85%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 88%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 91%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 71%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 75%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 24%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 16%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 97%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 98%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 79%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 69%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 71%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 10%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 81%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 75%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 9%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 31%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 86%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 23%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 8%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 81%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 79%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 85%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 59%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 96%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 89%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 76%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 87%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 93%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 2%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 14%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 94%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 46%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 98%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 70%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 56%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 68%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 66%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 69%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 85%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 88%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 91%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 71%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 75%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 24%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 16%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 10%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 86%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 97%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 4%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 80%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 10%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 11%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 98%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 6%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 14%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 79%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 14%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 18%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 18%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 13%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 69%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 71%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 13%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 6%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 11%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 9%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 30%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 12%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 9%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 5%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 70%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 17%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 9%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 4%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 34%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 9%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 10%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 13%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 81%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 9%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 75%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 90%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 9%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 31%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 86%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 6%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 12%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 9%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 12%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 23%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 6%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 8%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 20%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 92%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 80%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 81%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 79%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 85%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 12%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 80%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 9%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 6%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 59%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 96%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 14%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 9%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 89%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 76%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 87%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 10%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 93%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 2%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 14%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 94%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 11%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 46%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 96%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 98%
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