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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 41%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 29%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 44%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 36%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 33%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 56%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 73%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 63%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 56%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 33%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 67%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 61%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 43%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 61%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 53%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 35%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 33%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 62%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 47%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 35%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 47%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 44%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 41%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 67%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 33%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 59%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 56%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 83%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 44%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 46%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 53%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 60%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 38%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 33%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 47%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 56%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 36%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 38%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 36%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 53%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 41%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 53%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 29%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 33%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 44%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 33%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 80%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 56%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 67%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 67%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 46%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 72%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 63%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 78%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 36%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 33%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 56%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 53%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 71%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 67%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 67%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 35%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 56%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 73%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 63%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 56%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 33%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 67%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 83%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 61%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 83%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 36%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 43%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 67%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 50%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 57%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 83%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 61%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 53%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 80%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 35%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 83%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 33%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 62%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 50%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 44%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 62%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 47%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 67%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 67%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 35%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 47%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 44%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 41%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 67%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 33%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 59%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 61%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 67%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 80%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 60%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 83%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 56%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 45%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 56%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 83%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 80%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 83%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 83%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 44%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 67%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 46%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 33%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 53%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 60%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 38%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 33%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 47%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 56%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 36%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 38%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 36%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 53%
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