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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 30%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 31%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 16%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 27%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 26%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 77%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 59%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 4%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 31%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 36%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 72%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 32%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 15%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 72%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 77%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 71%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 53%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 16%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 27%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 12%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 74%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 11%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 27%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 68%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 9%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 11%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 23%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 39%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 78%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 36%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 66%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 84%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 34%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 68%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 45%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 17%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 19%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 30%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 31%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 31%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 16%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 27%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 93%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 77%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 76%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 88%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 98%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 86%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 26%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 73%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 81%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 85%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 97%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 91%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 89%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 77%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 91%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 88%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 79%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 71%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 81%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 81%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 59%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 60%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 59%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 4%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 31%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 87%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 87%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 63%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 86%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 98%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 36%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 72%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 32%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 33%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 15%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 96%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 85%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 95%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 72%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 77%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 86%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 71%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 53%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 86%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 42%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 94%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 53%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 16%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 79%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 27%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 12%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 74%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 11%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 27%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 68%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 82%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 9%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 11%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 23%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 39%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 45%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 82%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 78%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 80%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 78%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 36%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 81%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 89%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 88%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 95%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 75%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 84%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 66%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 84%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 10%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 75%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 34%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 68%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 45%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 17%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 19%
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