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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 63%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 64%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 56%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 57%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 23%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 68%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 21%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 63%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 55%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 40%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 66%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 19%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 19%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 54%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 58%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 24%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 63%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 26%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 44%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 27%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 51%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 74%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 68%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 12%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 50%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 16%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 32%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 59%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 32%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 66%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 19%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 56%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 62%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 53%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 57%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 24%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 27%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 35%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 31%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 84%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 22%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 82%
Neil Abercrombie 27%
Gary Ackerman 12%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 63%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 64%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 56%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 16%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 19%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 22%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 26%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 27%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 18%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 17%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 57%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 18%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 23%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 68%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 21%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 21%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 72%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 76%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 63%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 16%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 20%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 23%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 55%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 40%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 70%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 66%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 60%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 21%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 18%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 19%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 18%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 19%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 58%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 54%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 64%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 21%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 58%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 24%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 63%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 22%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 24%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 25%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 26%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 16%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 44%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 14%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 23%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 19%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 22%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 21%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 19%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 27%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 51%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 74%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 62%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 82%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 68%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 12%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 50%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 16%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 32%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 59%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 32%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 15%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 66%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 19%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 56%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 62%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 53%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 57%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 22%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 14%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 24%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 20%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 11%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 27%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 11%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 35%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 31%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 21%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 84%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 22%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 82%
Neil Abercrombie 27%
Gary Ackerman 12%
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