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State Office Name Party Rating
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 42%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 72%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 26%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 5%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 57%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 38%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 73%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 6%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 18%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 59%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 34%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 72%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 61%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 72%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 94%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 94%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 82%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 18%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 9%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 82%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 36%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 30%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 5%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 49%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 61%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 9%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 15%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 27%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican 3%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 6%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 12%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 17%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 64%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican 8%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 69%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 77%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 66%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 63%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 61%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 31%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 63%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 82%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 60%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 82%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 42%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 7%
Neil Abercrombie 58%
Gary Ackerman 76%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 28%
Wayne Allard 3%
Thomas Allen 78%
Jason Altmire 56%
Rob Andrews 82%
Michael Arcuri 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 82%
Michele Bachmann 6%
Spencer Bachus 22%
Brian Baird 76%
J. Gresham Barrett 4%
John Barrow 47%
Roscoe Bartlett 30%
Joe Barton 6%
Max Baucus 53%
Evan Bayh 56%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 16%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 82%
Marion Berry 53%
Joe Biden, Jr. 94%
Judy Biggert 34%
Brian Bilbray 16%
Jeff Bingaman 77%
State Office Name Party Rating
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 78%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 64%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 42%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 82%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 82%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 78%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 76%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 73%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 82%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 82%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 72%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 71%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 26%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 5%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 57%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 38%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 73%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 6%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 20%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 18%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 59%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 34%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 72%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 61%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 90%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 72%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 94%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 94%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 82%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 18%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 9%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 82%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 36%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 30%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 5%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 49%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 61%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 9%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 15%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 7%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 69%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 27%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R 3%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 13%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 6%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 69%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R 12%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 17%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 47%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 60%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 13%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 64%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R 8%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 69%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 77%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 66%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 63%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 61%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 31%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 63%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 82%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 60%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 82%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 11%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 42%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 7%
Neil Abercrombie 58%
Gary Ackerman 76%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 28%
Wayne Allard 3%
Thomas Allen 78%
Jason Altmire 56%
Rob Andrews 82%
Michael Arcuri 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 82%
Michele Bachmann 6%
Spencer Bachus 22%
Brian Baird 76%
J. Gresham Barrett 4%
John Barrow 47%
Roscoe Bartlett 30%
Joe Barton 6%
Max Baucus 53%
Evan Bayh 56%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 16%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 82%
Marion Berry 53%
Joe Biden, Jr. 94%
Judy Biggert 34%
Brian Bilbray 16%
Jeff Bingaman 77%
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