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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 73%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 79%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 77%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 62%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 61%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 87%
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 82%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 82%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 63%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 72%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 71%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 78%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 64%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 4%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 78%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 59%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 60%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 69%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 4%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 61%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 81%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 78%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 1%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 23%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 69%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 5%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 5%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 77%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 84%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 78%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 63%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 92%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue Republican 88%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 68%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 73%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 53%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 79%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 77%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 62%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 60%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 61%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 87%
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 82%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 82%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 63%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 72%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 71%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 78%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 4%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 64%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 4%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 95%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 4%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 9%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 78%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 4%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 10%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 93%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 4%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 4%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 59%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 4%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 4%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 11%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 17%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 4%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 60%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 69%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 4%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 4%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 9%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 4%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 11%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 0%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 10%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 1%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 4%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 70%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 8%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 4%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 0%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 4%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 4%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 5%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 61%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 81%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 78%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 1%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 23%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 69%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 5%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 12%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 5%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 83%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 77%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 84%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 80%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 78%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 63%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 12%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 4%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 4%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 4%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 48%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 92%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue R 88%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 68%
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