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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 80%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 88%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 90%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 90%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 70%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 40%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 90%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 62%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 90%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 90%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 10%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 38%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 30%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 11%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 10%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 10%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 38%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 10%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 20%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 80%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 30%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 30%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 10%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 90%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 10%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 88%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 12%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 90%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 60%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 80%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 40%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 10%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 80%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 90%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 90%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 88%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 20%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 10%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 90%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 90%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 90%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 10%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 38%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 70%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 30%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 40%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 10%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 10%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 10%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 90%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 10%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 40%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 90%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 90%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
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