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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 29%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 67%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 67%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 83%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 29%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 14%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 67%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 67%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 83%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 29%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 29%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 71%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 83%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 29%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 29%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 29%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 83%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 50%
John Ashcroft 14%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Henry Scott Baesler 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Joseph Baldacci 67%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 29%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 86%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 83%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 83%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 67%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 67%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 29%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 71%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 67%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 50%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 83%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 29%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 14%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 83%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 83%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 43%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 67%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 67%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 67%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 67%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 83%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 67%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 83%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 83%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 50%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 50%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 29%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 29%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 50%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 67%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 67%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 50%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 50%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 50%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 83%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 80%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 71%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 86%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 83%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 83%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 83%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 29%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 29%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 29%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 83%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 50%
John Ashcroft 14%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Henry Scott Baesler 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Joseph Baldacci 67%
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