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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 83%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
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 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 43%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 57%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
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 88%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 50%
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 50%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 71%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 60%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 43%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 33%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 67%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 25%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 75%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 83%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 67%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 75%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 67%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 67%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 60%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 63%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
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 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 75%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 40%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 33%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 0%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 43%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 71%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 40%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 20%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 57%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 60%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 63%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 57%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 75%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 57%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 83%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 33%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 20%
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 88%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 50%
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 50%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 25%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 67%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 33%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 0%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 88%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 67%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 67%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 80%
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