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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 22%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 11%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 11%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 44%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 22%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 22%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 56%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 44%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 56%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 40%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 22%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 56%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 22%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 11%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 33%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 89%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 33%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 80%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 56%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 89%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 71%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 80%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 56%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 40%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 22%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 22%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 11%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 22%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 56%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 56%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 56%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 11%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 56%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 11%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 11%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 22%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 44%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 11%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 89%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 44%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 22%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 11%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 11%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 11%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 11%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 22%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 11%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 11%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 11%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 44%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 33%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 11%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 22%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 11%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 67%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 22%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 11%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 67%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 56%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 22%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 56%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 56%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 11%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 78%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 11%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 11%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 56%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 89%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 56%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 56%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 78%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 56%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 56%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 67%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 67%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 67%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 33%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 44%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 56%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 67%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 56%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 44%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 56%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 40%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 22%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 56%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 22%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 11%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 33%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 89%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 33%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 80%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 60%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 67%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 56%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 89%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 71%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 80%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 80%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 56%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 40%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 22%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 22%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 11%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 22%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 44%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 56%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 78%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 56%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 56%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 78%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 22%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 11%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 11%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 56%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 11%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 11%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 22%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 44%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 11%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 80%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 89%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 40%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 44%
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