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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 58%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 58%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 73%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 8%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 8%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 58%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 58%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 17%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 58%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 58%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 58%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 63%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 8%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 8%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 73%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 8%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 17%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 8%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 17%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 58%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 58%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 92%
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Gary Ackerman 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
Wayne Allard 8%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 8%
Richard Armey 8%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 25%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 60%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 75%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 58%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 58%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 8%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 92%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 58%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 67%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 58%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 73%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 8%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 83%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 83%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 83%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 67%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 8%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 8%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 83%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 58%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 67%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 58%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 58%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 17%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 58%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 17%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 58%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 58%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 67%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 17%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 58%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 63%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 75%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 58%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 75%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 67%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 75%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 8%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 8%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 73%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 25%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 67%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 8%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 67%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 75%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 17%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 63%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 17%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 8%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 17%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 67%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 67%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 75%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 75%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 92%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 67%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 58%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 92%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 58%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 92%
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Gary Ackerman 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
Wayne Allard 8%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 8%
Richard Armey 8%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 25%
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