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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 57.8%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 63.3%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 73.7%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 67.5%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 77%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 75.7%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 6.8%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 26.2%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 15.2%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 44.8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 16.5%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 6.8%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 47.2%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15.8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14.7%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 82.7%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 74.2%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 22.7%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25.8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 6.8%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 6.8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 23.8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 15.2%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 6.8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 23.8%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 96.3%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 40.3%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 37.7%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 10.8%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 18.5%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15.2%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 37.8%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 69%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 15.3%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 62%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13.5%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 14.7%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 58.7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 16.7%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 22.7%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 12%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 82.3%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 18%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 95.8%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82.7%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70.2%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 14.3%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 30.8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15.7%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 23.8%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 44.5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 74.3%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 15%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 19.3%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70.2%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67.8%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 85.3%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 23.7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76.5%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 87.3%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9.3%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 9.3%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 26%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 14.3%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 13.8%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33.2%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25.8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 16.8%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 79.5%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 35%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 6.8%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 48%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 39.5%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9.3%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15.8%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 70.5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 78.7%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17.5%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 37%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 92.7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 88.2%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 21.7%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 12.5%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 96.3%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 91.2%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 61.2%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 91.8%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 17.8%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 52.7%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 57.8%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 63.3%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 73.7%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 67.5%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 77%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 75.7%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 6.8%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 19%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 26.2%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 15.2%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 44.8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 16.5%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 6.8%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 47.2%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 15.8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 14.7%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 82.7%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 74.2%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 22.7%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 25.8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 6.8%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 6.8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 83%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 23.8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 15.2%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 12%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 6.8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 23.8%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 96.3%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 40.3%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 37.7%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 10.8%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 18.5%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 15.2%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 37.8%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 69%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 15.3%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 62%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 13.5%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 14.7%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 58.7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 32%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 16.7%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 22.7%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 12%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 82.3%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 18%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 95.8%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 82.7%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 70.2%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 14.3%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 30.8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 15.7%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 23.8%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 44.5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 74.3%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 15%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 19.3%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 70.2%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 67.8%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 85.3%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 23.7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 76.5%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 87.3%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 9.3%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 9.3%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 26%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 14.3%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 13.8%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33.2%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 25.8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 51%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 16.8%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 60%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 79.5%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 35%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 6.8%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 48%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 39.5%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 9.3%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 92%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 15.8%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 11%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 70.5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 78.7%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 17.5%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 37%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 92.7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 88.2%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 21.7%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 12.5%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 96.3%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 91.2%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 61.2%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 91.8%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 17.8%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 52.7%
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