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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 48%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 55%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 53%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 38%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 23%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 21%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 24%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 45%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 55%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 65%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 38%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 28%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 53%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 55%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 48%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 28%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 38%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 46%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 45%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 28%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 45%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 64%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 28%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 55%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 48%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 38%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 58%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 55%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 23%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 33%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 15%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 79%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 30%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 68%
Neil Abercrombie 18%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 60%
Gary Ackerman 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Wayne Allard 75%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 32%
Bill Archer 58%
Richard Armey 55%
John Ashcroft 85%
Spencer Bachus 49%
Henry Scott Baesler 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 41%
Joseph Baldacci 20%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 48%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 68%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 55%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 53%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 22%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 22%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 23%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 13%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 38%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 23%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 17%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 21%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 23%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 24%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 45%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 18%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 55%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 65%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 13%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 27%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 26%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 38%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 28%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 53%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 55%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 48%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 30%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 28%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 23%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 20%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 33%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 18%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 40%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 38%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 46%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 40%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 45%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 15%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 41%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 28%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 28%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 28%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 26%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 21%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 23%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 24%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 28%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 45%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 64%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 28%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 55%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 83%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 48%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 15%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 21%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 38%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 38%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 15%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 58%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 50%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 50%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 40%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 55%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 20%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 15%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 23%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 33%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 10%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 15%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 21%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 79%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 30%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 68%
Neil Abercrombie 18%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 60%
Gary Ackerman 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Wayne Allard 75%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 32%
Bill Archer 58%
Richard Armey 55%
John Ashcroft 85%
Spencer Bachus 49%
Henry Scott Baesler 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 41%
Joseph Baldacci 20%
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