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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 22%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 88%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 42%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 88%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 88%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 11%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 22%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 44%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 44%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 88%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 88%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 44%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 22%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 22%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 85%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 22%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 42%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 22%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 42%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 14%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 42%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 55%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 42%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 55%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 11%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 88%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 88%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 42%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 88%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 88%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 88%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 88%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 85%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 88%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 22%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 88%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 87%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 88%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 88%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 88%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 88%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 42%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 88%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 88%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 88%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 11%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 88%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 88%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 88%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 42%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 22%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 88%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 44%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 88%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 88%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 88%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 44%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 88%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 88%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 88%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 44%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 42%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 88%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 88%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 50%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 88%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 88%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 88%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 22%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 88%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 11%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 22%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 85%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 22%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 42%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 22%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 85%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 88%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 87%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 42%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 88%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 87%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 88%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 14%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 88%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 42%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 88%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 55%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 42%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 88%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 55%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 88%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 88%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
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