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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 71%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 59%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 72%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 60%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 33%
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 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 78%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 29%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 85%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 19%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 19%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 67%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 78%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 60%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 29%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 76%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 76%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 29%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 26%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 14%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 45%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 85%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 36%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 18%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 78%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 78%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 78%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 31%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 67%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 76%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 22%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 85%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 19%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 56%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 26%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 12%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 30%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 72%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 72%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 55%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 30%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 36%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 31%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 71%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 59%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 72%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 60%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 33%
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 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 13%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 38%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 26%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 14%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 78%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 29%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 85%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 19%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 19%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 38%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 19%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 76%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 67%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 78%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 14%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 13%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 60%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 29%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 76%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 76%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 67%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 14%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 29%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 26%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 54%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 4%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 60%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 14%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 45%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 85%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 13%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 85%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 17%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 85%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 19%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 38%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 36%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 18%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 78%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 6%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 6%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 26%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 7%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 32%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 78%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 78%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 31%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 67%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 76%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 85%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 22%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 85%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 13%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 19%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 56%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 26%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 12%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 30%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 72%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 10%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 72%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 85%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 55%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 13%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 30%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 36%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 31%
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