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2016 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 63%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 87%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 91%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 80%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 78%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 91%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 95%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 7%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 69%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 75%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 89%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 88%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 85%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 94%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 28%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 98%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 94%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 98%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 85%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 82%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 91%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 3%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 8%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 19%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 75%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 3%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 92%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 97%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 92%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 13%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 88%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 19%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 21%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 20%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 91%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 95%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 91%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 72%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 73%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 94%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue Republican 73%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 91%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 63%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 87%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 80%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 62%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 91%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 80%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 83%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 78%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 91%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 95%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 7%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 69%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 75%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 89%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 88%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 85%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 94%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 28%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 85%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 8%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 5%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 97%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 98%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 3%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 94%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 5%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 9%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 98%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 6%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 5%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 3%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 85%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 8%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 3%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 5%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 5%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 5%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 35%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 3%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 6%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 82%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 91%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 8%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 5%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 5%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 7%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 6%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 3%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 7%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 0%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 8%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 2%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 3%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 83%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 2%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 5%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 3%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 22%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 3%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 8%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 19%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 75%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 3%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 92%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 97%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 92%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 3%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 13%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 88%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 19%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 13%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 6%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 5%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 5%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 21%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 20%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 8%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 91%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 95%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 92%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 92%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 91%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 5%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 72%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 2%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 3%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 3%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 2%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 2%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 73%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 94%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue R 73%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 91%
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