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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 65%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 69%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 55%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 17%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 79%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 32%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 94%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 33%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 24%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 31%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 34%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 85%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 77%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 70%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 39%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 34%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 15%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 74%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 91%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 48%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 76%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 10%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 90%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 78%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 26%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 78%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 68%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 17%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 19%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 22%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 61%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 45%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 55%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 77%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 84%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 82%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 65%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 74%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 88%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 69%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 84%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 55%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 17%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 24%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 93%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 10%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 47%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 22%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 25%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 46%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 19%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 88%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 90%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 23%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 26%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 12%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 79%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 30%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 19%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 9%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 32%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 17%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 94%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 33%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 24%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 31%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 18%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 29%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 16%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 34%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 27%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 85%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 77%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 7%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 73%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 9%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 14%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 70%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 39%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 22%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 34%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 15%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 74%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 22%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 93%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 91%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 67%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 15%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 23%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 48%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 26%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 11%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 50%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 76%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 25%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 10%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 84%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 90%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 78%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 26%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 78%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 68%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 88%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 12%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 23%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 14%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 12%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 19%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 17%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 60%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 19%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 22%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 43%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 61%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 45%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 55%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 36%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 14%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 77%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 84%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 12%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 82%
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