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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 55%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 76%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 51%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 77%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 58%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 57%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 62%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 86%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 96%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 9%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 73%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 90%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 62%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 71%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 57%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 79%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 11%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 59%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 87%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 77%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 97%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 65%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 69%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 61%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 8%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 10%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 69%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 76%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 98%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 6%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 18%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 79%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 7%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 7%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 79%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 85%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 69%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 67%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 54%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 95%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue Republican 88%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 72%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 5%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 55%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 76%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 51%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 78%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 77%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 58%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 57%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 62%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 86%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 96%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 9%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 73%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 90%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 62%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 71%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 57%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 79%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 11%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 59%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 8%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 7%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 87%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 96%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 3%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 6%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 77%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 6%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 6%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 97%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 7%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 7%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 6%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 65%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 8%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 7%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 8%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 9%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 18%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 69%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 72%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 5%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 8%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 5%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 5%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 7%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 10%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 9%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 6%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 61%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 7%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 6%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 14%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 9%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 8%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 10%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 69%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 76%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 98%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 95%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 6%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 18%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 79%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 7%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 6%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 7%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 6%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 9%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 12%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 7%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 8%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 92%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 79%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 85%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 69%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 67%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 7%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 58%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 7%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 7%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 5%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 7%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 54%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 95%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue R 88%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 72%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 14%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 5%
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