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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 15%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 15%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 93%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 55%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 45%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 15%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 35%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 10%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 79%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 5%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 10%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 10%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 95%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 25%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Wayne Allard 15%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 15%
John Ashcroft 10%
Spencer Bachus 15%
Henry Scott Baesler 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
William Baker 21%
Joseph Baldacci 85%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 65%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Joe Barton 15%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 10%
Max Baucus 75%
Anthony Beilenson 93%
Bob Bennett 15%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 85%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 57%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Brian Bilbray 30%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 25%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 10%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 90%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 15%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 15%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 85%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 90%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 75%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 15%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 15%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 93%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 75%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 25%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 55%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 10%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 90%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 45%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 95%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 95%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 15%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 15%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 75%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 35%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 10%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 79%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 75%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 75%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 80%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 5%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 85%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 10%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 90%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 95%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 25%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Wayne Allard 15%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 15%
John Ashcroft 10%
Spencer Bachus 15%
Henry Scott Baesler 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
William Baker 21%
Joseph Baldacci 85%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 65%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Joe Barton 15%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 10%
Max Baucus 75%
Anthony Beilenson 93%
Bob Bennett 15%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 85%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 57%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Brian Bilbray 30%
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