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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 18%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 19%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 9%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 82%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 91%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 5%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 4%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 9%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 82%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 9%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 9%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 18%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 91%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 77%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 9%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 86%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 23%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 5%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 95%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 4%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 5%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 5%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 82%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 91%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 27%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 22%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 5%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 5%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 77%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 77%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 18%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 19%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 9%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 81%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 82%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 91%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 95%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 86%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 91%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 91%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 86%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 91%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 95%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 9%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 82%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 82%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 91%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 5%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 73%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 91%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 62%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 82%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 15%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 4%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 77%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 86%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 95%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 9%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 82%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 9%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 9%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 82%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 91%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 86%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 82%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 81%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 18%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 91%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 5%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 82%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 5%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 77%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 9%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 5%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 77%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 86%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 41%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 86%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 82%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 86%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 96%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 23%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 77%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 86%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 86%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 86%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 82%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 91%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 86%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 5%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 9%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 95%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 15%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 4%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 9%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 88%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 5%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 86%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 5%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 82%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 91%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 27%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 22%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 68%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 5%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 5%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 5%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 82%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 82%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 95%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 77%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 88%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 77%
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