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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 80%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 97%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 97%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 86%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 78%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 77%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 76%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 85%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 98%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 8%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 81%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 86%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 70%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 87%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 27%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 77%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 13%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 1%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 94%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 79%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 74%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 3%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 1%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 1%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 14%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 97%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 90%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 90%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 10%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 94%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 3%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 95%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 93%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 84%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 91%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 64%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 96%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 93%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 80%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 97%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 62%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 97%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 86%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 78%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 77%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 76%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 85%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 98%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 8%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 100%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 81%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 86%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 70%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 87%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 27%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 77%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 13%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 3%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 96%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 95%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 1%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 3%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 94%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 1%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 3%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 12%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 79%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 3%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 1%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 2%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 4%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 32%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 2%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 74%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 88%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 5%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 1%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 6%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 1%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 2%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 4%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 4%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 2%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 68%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 1%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 1%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 1%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 11%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 3%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 1%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 1%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 14%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 97%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 90%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 90%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 93%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 10%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 94%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 2%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 2%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 1%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 8%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 9%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 3%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 3%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 100%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 95%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 93%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 84%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 91%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 3%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 73%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 2%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 1%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 1%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 2%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 1%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 64%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 96%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue R 100%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 93%
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