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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 42%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 37%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 26%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 24%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 26%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 85%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 4%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 31%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 38%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 41%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 77%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 88%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 18%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 82%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 4%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 26%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 81%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 30%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 32%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 15%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 76%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 24%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 74%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 74%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 21%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 65%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 52%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 61%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 8%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 84%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 89%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 30%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 21%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 83%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 63%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 12%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 4%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 9%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 39%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 8%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 42%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 37%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 26%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 33%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 23%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 24%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 93%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 81%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 74%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 85%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 55%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 84%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 93%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 53%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 84%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 85%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 17%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 26%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 77%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 74%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 93%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 93%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 76%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 85%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 88%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 76%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 4%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 60%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 62%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 89%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 82%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 62%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 31%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 85%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 38%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 87%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 85%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 41%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 68%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 83%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 77%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 88%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 18%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 82%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 4%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 30%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 86%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 69%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 84%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 76%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 56%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 26%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 85%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 81%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 30%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 32%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 15%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 76%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 24%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 13%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 90%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 91%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 91%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 74%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 86%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 86%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 75%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 74%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 49%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 83%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 40%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 21%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 65%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 93%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 52%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 61%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 91%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 8%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 84%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 89%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 30%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 21%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 63%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 12%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 78%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 88%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 4%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 9%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 39%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 8%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 82%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 47%
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