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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 87%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 88%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 72%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 56%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 70%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 66%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 81%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 94%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 47%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 88%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 75%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 76%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 87%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 88%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 56%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 88%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 58%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 72%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 72%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 87%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 72%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 88%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 88%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 61%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 77%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 66%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 88%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 72%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 88%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 87%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 87%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 68%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 88%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 88%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 88%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 66%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 68%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 70%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 47%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 94%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 76%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 61%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 72%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 72%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 61%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 55%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 58%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 88%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 47%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 72%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 56%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 70%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 69%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 66%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 75%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 66%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 58%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 81%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 94%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 88%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 75%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 47%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 94%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 55%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 44%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 88%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 70%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 75%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 88%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 44%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 66%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 55%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 76%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 83%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 66%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 88%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 87%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 87%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 88%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 56%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 88%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 88%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 58%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 72%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 88%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 88%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 72%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 87%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 75%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 83%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 72%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 88%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 88%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 88%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 72%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 83%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 61%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 77%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 66%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 88%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 53%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 41%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 55%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 55%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 61%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 72%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 66%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 83%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 75%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 72%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 88%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 83%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 75%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 88%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 87%
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