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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 22%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 20%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 90%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 30%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 20%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 70%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 22%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 30%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 20%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 20%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 22%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 20%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 25%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 22%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 90%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 80%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 20%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 20%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 89%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 20%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 90%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 20%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 90%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 90%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 30%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 20%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 89%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 20%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 40%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 70%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 20%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 90%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 11%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 22%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 30%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 20%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 20%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 20%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 20%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 20%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 90%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 20%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 22%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 90%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 90%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 20%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 10%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
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