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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 56%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 73%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 53%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 23%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 86%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 16%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 86%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 24%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 81%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 43%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 46%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 65%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 86%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 52%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 81%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 23%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 77%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 72%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 81%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 73%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 11%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 34%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 37%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 47%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 22%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 22%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 56%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 94%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 97%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 73%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 44%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 70%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 43%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 65%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 92%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 66%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 37%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 42%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 41%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 37%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 86%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 22%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 84%
Neil Abercrombie 45%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 73%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 56%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 85%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 73%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 47%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 35%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 37%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 53%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 23%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 86%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 23%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 12%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 16%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 86%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 84%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 94%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 70%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 24%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 17%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 81%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 43%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 46%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 65%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 86%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 52%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 81%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 17%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 8%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 12%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 23%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 77%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 30%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 73%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 72%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 81%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 73%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 11%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 70%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 27%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 34%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 37%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 17%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 47%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 8%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 42%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 17%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 22%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 22%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 60%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 92%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 30%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 56%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 94%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 97%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 73%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 44%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 70%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 43%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 13%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 65%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 92%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 78%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 66%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 60%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 27%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 27%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 17%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 37%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 13%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 42%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 41%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 37%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 33%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 22%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 84%
Neil Abercrombie 45%
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