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2019 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 26%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Jr Doug Jones Democratic 56%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 21%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 13%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 14%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 21%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 18%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 69%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 11%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 14%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 21%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 20%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 19%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 67%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 66%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 77%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 79%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 24%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 79%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Greg Stanton Democratic 79%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 24%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 18%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House - 10 Josh Harder Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 21 T. J. Cox Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 39 Gil Cisneros Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 45 Katie Porter Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 48 Harley Rouda Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House - 49 Mike Levin Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 79%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 78%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 79%
CO U.S. House - 2 Joe Neguse Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 17%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 19%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 21%
CO U.S. House - 6 Jason Crow Democratic 69%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 71%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 78%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House - 5 Jahana Hayes Democratic 76%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 78%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 26%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Jr Doug Jones D 56%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 21%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 13%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 14%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 10%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 21%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 18%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 69%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 11%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 14%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 21%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 20%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 19%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 67%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran D 66%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 77%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 79%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 21%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 21%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 24%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 79%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko R 17%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Greg Stanton D 79%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris D 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 24%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 79%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 79%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 21%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 76%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 79%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 76%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 18%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 74%
CA U.S. House - 10 Josh Harder D 69%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 79%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 82%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 83%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 75%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 70%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 76%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna D 79%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 79%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta D 75%
CA U.S. House - 21 T. J. Cox D 66%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 21%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 21%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal D 72%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 76%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 83%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 76%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 79%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 70%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 80%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 76%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 79%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez D 79%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 77%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 72%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 79%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 79%
CA U.S. House - 39 Gil Cisneros D 66%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 79%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 72%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán D 79%
CA U.S. House - 45 Katie Porter D 68%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 76%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 79%
CA U.S. House - 48 Harley Rouda D 66%
CA U.S. House - 49 Mike Levin D 72%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 79%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 77%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 79%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 78%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 79%
CO U.S. House - 2 Joe Neguse D 83%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 17%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 19%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 21%
CO U.S. House - 6 Jason Crow D 69%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 71%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 78%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 79%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 79%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 79%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 76%
CT U.S. House - 5 Jahana Hayes D 76%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 78%
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