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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 20%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 20%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 80%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 20%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 40%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 80%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 60%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 33%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 20%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 40%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 33%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 20%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 20%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 40%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 20%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 20%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 20%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 40%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 20%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 20%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 20%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 20%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 80%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 20%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 20%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 20%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 25%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 20%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 20%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 40%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 40%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 100%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 80%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 20%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 25%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 20%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 40%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 20%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 20%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 20%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 20%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 40%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 40%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 20%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
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