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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 70%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 30%
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 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 30%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 10%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 10%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
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 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 10%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 10%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 10%
John Ashcroft 20%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
William Baker 10%
Joseph Baldacci 90%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Joe Barton 10%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 10%
Max Baucus 80%
Anthony Beilenson 90%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 80%
Tom Bevill 90%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Brian Bilbray 30%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 10%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 11%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 30%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 90%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 10%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 22%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 20%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 90%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 30%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 70%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 10%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 20%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 30%
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 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 30%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 10%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 10%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 80%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 10%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 10%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
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 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 90%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 10%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 10%
John Ashcroft 20%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
William Baker 10%
Joseph Baldacci 90%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Joe Barton 10%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 10%
Max Baucus 80%
Anthony Beilenson 90%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 80%
Tom Bevill 90%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Brian Bilbray 30%
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