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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 46%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 52%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 12%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 31%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 39%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 38%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 64%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 12%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 31%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 17%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 31%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 31%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 31%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 39%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 35%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 73%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 52%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 63%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 76%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 17%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 52%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 64%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 52%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 52%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 68%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 29%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 37%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 52%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 50%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 17%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 31%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 22%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 76%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 51%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 52%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 49%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 39%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 26%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 77%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 19%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 17%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 73%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 46%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 52%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 12%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 31%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 39%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 38%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 17%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 64%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 12%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 31%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 17%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 31%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 80%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 31%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 31%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 52%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 80%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 39%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 80%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 64%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 80%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 80%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 60%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 78%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 35%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 80%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 64%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 77%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 80%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 80%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 80%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 73%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 80%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 52%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 80%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 63%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 76%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 17%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 52%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 71%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 80%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 64%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 80%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 52%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 52%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 68%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 29%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 27%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 71%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 37%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 79%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 73%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 79%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 80%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 52%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 50%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 17%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 73%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 31%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 80%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 22%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 76%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 51%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 52%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 58%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 73%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 80%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 80%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 49%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 39%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 26%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 77%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 19%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 22%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 17%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 73%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 17%
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