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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 78%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 76%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 27%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 80%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 22%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 89%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 26%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 19%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 61%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 18%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 23%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 87%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 31%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 74%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 26%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 79%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 84%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 23%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 66%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 22%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 77%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 24%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 72%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 31%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 33%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 32%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 79%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 86%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 80%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 14%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 25%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 24%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 34%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 78%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 68%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 76%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 80%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 27%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 23%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 11%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 3%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 22%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 30%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 29%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 20%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 9%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 84%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 27%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 5%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 80%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 22%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 35%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 79%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 76%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 14%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 11%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 6%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 75%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 22%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 89%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 76%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 13%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 7%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 26%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 30%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 25%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 54%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 19%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 61%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 18%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 92%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 18%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 80%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 90%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 23%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 87%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 27%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 27%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 31%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 14%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 74%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 21%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 11%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 27%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 9%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 27%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 26%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 79%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 84%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 23%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 66%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 83%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 92%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 22%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 77%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 15%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 24%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 72%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 31%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 33%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 32%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 79%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 8%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 86%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 85%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 80%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 6%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 17%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 14%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 10%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 9%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 25%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 24%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 34%
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