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2017 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 76%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 48%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 73%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 74%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 62%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 68%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 56%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 94%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 94%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 77%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 81%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 70%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 74%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 59%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 68%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 6%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 18%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 18%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 71%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 41%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 45%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 56%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 77%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 68%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 91%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 94%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 12%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 21%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 68%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester Democratic 12%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 81%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz Republican 76%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn Republican 72%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 88%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford Republican 47%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 73%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House - 10 Val Demings Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 76%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 48%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 73%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 74%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 62%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 68%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 56%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 94%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 94%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 77%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 81%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 70%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 74%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 59%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 82%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 3%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 68%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran D 6%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 18%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 97%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 97%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 97%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 18%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris D 0%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 71%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 9%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 3%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 6%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 9%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 9%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 41%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 6%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 6%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 15%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 9%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 9%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 9%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 15%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna D 15%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 9%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 12%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta D 6%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 45%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 56%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal D 6%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 6%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 15%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 6%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 18%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 9%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 6%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 3%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 12%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 18%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 6%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 12%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 12%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 12%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 6%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 3%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán D 18%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 18%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 6%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 18%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 9%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 9%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 77%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 15%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 68%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 91%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 94%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 12%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 21%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 68%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 9%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 9%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 9%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 9%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 0%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester D 12%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 81%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz R 76%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn R 72%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 88%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford R 47%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. D 7%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy D 6%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 73%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto D 6%
FL U.S. House - 10 Val Demings D 3%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 80%
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