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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 66%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 66%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 66%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 33%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 66%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 66%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 66%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 66%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 40%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 40%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 66%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 33%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 66%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 66%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 66%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 66%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 66%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 66%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 40%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 66%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 66%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 66%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 66%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 66%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 66%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 66%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 33%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 66%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 66%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 60%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 66%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 66%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 66%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 33%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 33%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 33%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 33%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 66%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 33%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 33%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 66%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 33%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 33%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 33%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 33%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 33%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 33%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 33%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 33%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 33%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 66%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 66%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 66%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 33%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 66%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 33%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 33%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 66%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 40%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 40%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 66%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 33%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 33%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 33%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 33%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 33%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 40%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 66%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 33%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 66%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 66%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 33%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 33%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 66%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 66%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 66%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 66%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 40%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 33%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 33%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 66%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 66%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 66%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 33%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 66%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 66%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 33%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 33%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 33%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 33%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 33%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 33%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 33%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 66%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 33%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 66%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 33%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 66%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 66%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
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