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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 20
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 29
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 57
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 83
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 83
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 57
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 83
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 29
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 83
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 0
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 14
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 14
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 10
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 86
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 83
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 71
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 17
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 17
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 57
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 67
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 86
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 14
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 17
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 20
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 29
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 57
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 100
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 100
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 83
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 100
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 83
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 83
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 57
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 83
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 83
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 29
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 100
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 29
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 71
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 83
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 0
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 100
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 14
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 17
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 14
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 10
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 83
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 86
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 83
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 100
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 100
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 71
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 86
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 17
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 17
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 57
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 67
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 83
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 100
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 86
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 14
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 0
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 0
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 86
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 17
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 100
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