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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 59%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 6%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 94%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 6%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 11%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 11%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 6%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 78%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 81%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 11%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 6%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 29%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 19%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 22%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 94%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 94%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 6%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 17%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 17%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 94%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 11%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 94%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 89%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 17%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 11%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 6%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 18%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 17%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 17%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 29%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 11%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 6%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 11%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 17%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 17%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 94%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 59%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 31%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 11%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 11%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 17%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 6%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 94%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 6%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 6%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 11%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 11%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 6%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 78%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 81%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 89%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 6%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 11%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 94%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 6%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 89%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 11%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 89%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 29%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 83%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 94%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 94%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 19%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 22%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 83%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 89%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 94%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 94%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 94%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 94%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 89%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 22%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 94%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 94%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 94%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 89%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 94%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 94%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 6%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 17%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 17%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 94%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 11%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 94%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 94%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 94%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 94%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 89%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 17%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 11%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 6%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 18%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 17%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 94%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 17%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 94%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 94%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 29%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 11%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 94%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 6%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 11%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 17%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 100%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 17%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 94%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 6%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 89%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
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