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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 55%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 65%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 55%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 45%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 21%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 55%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 45%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 45%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 55%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 60%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 63%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 74%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 47%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 11%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 65%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 35%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 56%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 35%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 25%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 35%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 65%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 32%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 17%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 5%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 58%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 45%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 30%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 65%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 30%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 15%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 75%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 26%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 58%
Neil Abercrombie 15%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 45%
Gary Ackerman 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Wayne Allard 60%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 53%
Richard Armey 60%
John Ashcroft 65%
Spencer Bachus 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 58%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 60%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 55%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 65%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 55%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 5%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 21%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 12%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 45%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 21%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 55%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 45%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 11%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 15%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 45%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 25%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 55%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 60%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 63%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 17%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 22%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 15%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 15%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 20%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 25%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 30%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 74%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 47%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 11%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 65%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 15%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 21%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 35%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 56%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 16%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 30%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 11%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 11%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 11%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 35%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 60%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 75%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 25%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 35%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 65%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 60%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 11%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 5%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 32%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 17%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 5%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 58%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 15%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 45%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 50%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 30%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 65%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 10%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 30%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 15%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 75%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 26%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 58%
Neil Abercrombie 15%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 45%
Gary Ackerman 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Wayne Allard 60%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 53%
Richard Armey 60%
John Ashcroft 65%
Spencer Bachus 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 58%
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