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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 61.2%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 73.7%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 64.3%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 70.8%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 76.7%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 3.8%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 23.5%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 24.3%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 14.7%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7.7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4.5%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40.8%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10.2%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13.3%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 83.5%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 23.2%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 18.8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8.7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 19.7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 72%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8.8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 21.8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 4%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 12.2%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 11.7%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5.3%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 32.8%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 21.3%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 21.5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 65.3%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45.2%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 36.8%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 77.3%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 77.7%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83.7%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 72.8%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4.8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21.8%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 85.2%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 24.7%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 78.2%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 54.3%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 84.3%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79.2%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4.5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8.3%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 6.8%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 27.8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 14.3%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 16.5%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 36.2%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 21.5%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 47.2%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 32%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 53.3%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 12.3%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 49%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 84%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 23.8%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 24.8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 84.3%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 88.5%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 33.3%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 81.7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 70.2%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 30.8%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 24.2%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85.2%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 88.7%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 73.5%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 17.3%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 49.2%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13.3%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18.8%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 14.3%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25.5%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 66.2%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 27.5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9.5%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5.8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 23.7%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 10.8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19.3%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 13.5%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 30.8%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 28.5%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 66.5%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 31.5%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 72%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 27.2%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89.3%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85.3%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 78.7%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 14%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 61.2%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 73.7%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 64.3%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 70.8%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 76.7%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 75%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 3.8%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 23.5%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 24.3%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 14.7%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 7.7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 4.5%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 40.8%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 10.2%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 13.3%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 83.5%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 23.2%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 18.8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 11%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 8.7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 19.7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 72%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 8.8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 21.8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 4%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 12.2%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 11.7%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 5.3%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 32.8%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 21.3%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 21.5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 65.3%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45.2%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 36.8%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 77.3%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 77.7%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 83.7%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 72.8%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 4.8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 21.8%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 36%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 13%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 7%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 85.2%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 24.7%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 78.2%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 54.3%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 84.3%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 79.2%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 4.5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 8.3%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 6.8%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 27.8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 14.3%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 16.5%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 36.2%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 21.5%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 47.2%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 32%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 53.3%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 12.3%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 49%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 84%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 23.8%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 24.8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 84.3%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 88.5%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 33.3%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 81.7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 70.2%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 30.8%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 24.2%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 85.2%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 88.7%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 73.5%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 17.3%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 49.2%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13.3%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18.8%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 14.3%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 25.5%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 66.2%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 27.5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 9.5%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 5.8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 23.7%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 10.8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 19.3%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 13.5%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 30.8%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 28.5%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 66.5%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 31.5%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 72%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 27.2%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 89.3%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 85.3%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 78.7%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 14%
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