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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 13%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate - Jr Doug Jones Democratic 17%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 16%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 21%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 21%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 16%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 16%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 37%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 13%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 11%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 26%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 16%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 11%
AS U.S. House - Delegate Aumua Amata Radewagen Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 74%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 63%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 53%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 74%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 16%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 26%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 47%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 13%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 53%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 42%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 26%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 16%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 68%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 89%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 63%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 88%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 74%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 74%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 88%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester Democratic 74%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 13%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz Republican 63%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn Republican 16%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 32%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford Republican 21%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 32%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 13%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 21%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
AL U.S. Senate - Jr Doug Jones D 17%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 16%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 21%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 21%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 16%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 16%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 37%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 13%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 11%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 26%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 16%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 11%
AS U.S. House - Delegate Aumua Amata Radewagen R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 74%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 74%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran D 63%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 89%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 21%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 11%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 53%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 74%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 88%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris D 88%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 21%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 89%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 47%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 16%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 68%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 79%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 74%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 21%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 95%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 84%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 32%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 89%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 74%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 53%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna D 74%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 68%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta D 68%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 26%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 16%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal D 95%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 84%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 79%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 89%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 89%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 68%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 79%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 84%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 89%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 63%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 74%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 58%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 79%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 89%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 84%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 47%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 32%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán D 68%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 68%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 89%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 74%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 84%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 89%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 50%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 13%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 53%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 42%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 26%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 16%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 68%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 89%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 63%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 88%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 75%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 74%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 79%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 84%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 74%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 88%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 88%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester D 74%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 13%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz R 63%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn R 16%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 32%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford R 21%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. D 42%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy D 68%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 32%
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