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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 11%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 10%
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 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 74%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
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 85%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 35%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 74%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 10%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 85%
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 89%
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 0%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 39%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 5%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 5%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 70%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 85%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 95%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 5%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 11%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 11%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 10%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 80%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 10%
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 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 85%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 10%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 74%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 10%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
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 85%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 85%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 85%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 35%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 20%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 75%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 74%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 5%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 70%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 10%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 85%
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 89%
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 0%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 39%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 80%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 5%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 95%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 5%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 11%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 25%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 70%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 70%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 90%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 80%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 80%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 85%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 95%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 5%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
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