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State Office Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 87%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 7%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 40%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 93%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 8%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 47%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 93%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 23%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 7%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 8%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 7%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 87%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 87%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 93%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 93%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 7%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 87%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 87%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 87%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 13%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 40%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 8%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 8%
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 7%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 93%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 93%
Michael Arcuri 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Michele Bachmann 7%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Brian Baird 87%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
John Barrow 73%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Joe Barton 7%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 93%
Bob Bennett 15%
Shelley Berkley 93%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 93%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 85%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 80%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 33%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 93%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 87%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 60%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 87%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 87%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 93%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 93%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 87%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 13%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 7%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 93%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 40%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 93%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 20%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 20%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 47%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 93%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 87%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 93%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 7%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 8%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 7%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 87%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 87%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 13%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 7%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 93%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 13%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R 7%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 7%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 7%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R 20%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 13%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 87%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 7%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 93%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R 13%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman R 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 93%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 92%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 93%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 7%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 87%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 87%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 93%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 87%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 93%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 13%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 40%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 8%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 8%
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 7%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 93%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 93%
Michael Arcuri 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Michele Bachmann 7%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Brian Baird 87%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
John Barrow 73%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Joe Barton 7%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 93%
Bob Bennett 15%
Shelley Berkley 93%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 80%
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