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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 80%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 72%
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 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 61%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 61%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 11%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 22%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 5%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 77%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 83%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 11%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 16%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 11%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 77%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 88%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 16%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 83%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 77%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 40%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 22%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 11%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 16%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 11%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 77%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 11%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 72%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 93%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 77%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 80%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 0%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 72%
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 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 61%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 61%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 88%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 33%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 11%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 93%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 0%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 88%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 61%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 22%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 77%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 88%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 77%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 5%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 77%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 88%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 77%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 77%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 66%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 83%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 77%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 72%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 83%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 77%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 83%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 50%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 77%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 77%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 5%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 83%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 88%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 77%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 77%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 77%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 88%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 83%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 11%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 88%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 16%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 11%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 77%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 88%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 16%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 77%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 83%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 83%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 93%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 77%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 40%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 22%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 11%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 77%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 77%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 77%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 83%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 83%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 16%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 11%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 77%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 11%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 72%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 93%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 77%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 6%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 83%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
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