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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 66%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 42%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 57%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 42%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 28%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 14%
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 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 42%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 57%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
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 14%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 14%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 28%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 33%
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 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 42%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 85%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 42%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 14%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 42%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 42%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 57%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 33%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 14%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 42%
Richard Armey 28%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 28%
Henry Scott Baesler 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
Joseph Baldacci 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 14%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
Joe Barton 16%
Charlie Bass 42%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 57%
Douglas Bereuter 42%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Brian Bilbray 28%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 14%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
John Boehner 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 14%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 66%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 71%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 42%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 57%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 42%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 28%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 28%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 14%
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 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 71%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 42%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 42%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 85%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 42%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 85%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 57%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 85%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 85%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 57%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 85%
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 14%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 14%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 28%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 33%
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 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 42%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 85%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 42%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 14%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 71%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 42%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 42%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 57%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 33%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 14%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 42%
Richard Armey 28%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 28%
Henry Scott Baesler 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
Joseph Baldacci 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 14%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
Joe Barton 16%
Charlie Bass 42%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 57%
Douglas Bereuter 42%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Brian Bilbray 28%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 14%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
John Boehner 0%
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