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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 63%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 46%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 38%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 31%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 61%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 26%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 48%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 61%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 64%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 24%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 30%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 38%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 54%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 61%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 52%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 34%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 24%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 54%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 49%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 26%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 53%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 47%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 24%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 38%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 71%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 42%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 61%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 76%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 52%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 26%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 41%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 29%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 63%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 61%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 39%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 28%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 22%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 39%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 39%
Neil Abercrombie 30%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 71%
Gary Ackerman 26%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Wayne Allard 69%
Rob Andrews 38%
Bill Archer 66%
Richard Armey 62%
John Ashcroft 72%
Spencer Bachus 53%
Henry Scott Baesler 28%
Richard Hugh Baker 54%
William Baker 71%
Joseph Baldacci 28%
Cass Ballenger 49%
James Barcia 53%
Bob Barr, Jr. 63%
Bill Barrett 52%
Roscoe Bartlett 61%
Joe Barton 62%
Charlie Bass 56%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 42%
Max Baucus 32%
Anthony Beilenson 29%
Bob Bennett 57%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 29%
Douglas Bereuter 47%
Howard Berman 31%
Tom Bevill 46%
Joe Biden, Jr. 25%
Brian Bilbray 54%
Michael Bilirakis 53%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 63%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 15%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 26%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 24%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 28%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 29%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 46%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 38%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 31%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 61%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 26%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 48%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 31%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 61%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 64%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 24%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 30%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 38%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 62%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 54%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 61%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 52%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 34%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 30%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 30%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 31%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 24%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 54%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 49%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 26%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 53%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 33%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 47%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 42%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 31%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 28%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 30%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 28%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 24%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 38%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 50%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 71%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 42%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 61%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 76%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 52%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 26%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 42%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 41%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 29%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 63%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 23%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 61%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 21%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 23%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 39%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 28%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 22%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 39%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 16%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 39%
Neil Abercrombie 30%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 71%
Gary Ackerman 26%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Wayne Allard 69%
Rob Andrews 38%
Bill Archer 66%
Richard Armey 62%
John Ashcroft 72%
Spencer Bachus 53%
Henry Scott Baesler 28%
Richard Hugh Baker 54%
William Baker 71%
Joseph Baldacci 28%
Cass Ballenger 49%
James Barcia 53%
Bob Barr, Jr. 63%
Bill Barrett 52%
Roscoe Bartlett 61%
Joe Barton 62%
Charlie Bass 56%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 42%
Max Baucus 32%
Anthony Beilenson 29%
Bob Bennett 57%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 29%
Douglas Bereuter 47%
Howard Berman 31%
Tom Bevill 46%
Joe Biden, Jr. 25%
Brian Bilbray 54%
Michael Bilirakis 53%
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