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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 47%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 41%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 47%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 35%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 71%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 94%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 18%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 18%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 18%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 18%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 112%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 76%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 59%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 24%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 71%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 82%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 18%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 82%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 18%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 18%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 76%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 29%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 76%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 82%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 24%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 29%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 24%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 18%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 24%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 76%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 29%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 18%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 24%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 18%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 71%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 24%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 76%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 76%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 76%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 71%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 65%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 59%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 35%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 18%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 71%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 47%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 41%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 47%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 35%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 18%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 18%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 71%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 94%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 76%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 35%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 18%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 88%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 71%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 53%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 71%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 53%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 59%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 18%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 18%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 71%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 76%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 82%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 76%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 18%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 112%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 71%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 76%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 59%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 88%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 24%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 71%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 82%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 18%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 88%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 76%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 82%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 65%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 18%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 18%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 82%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 35%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 76%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 29%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 76%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 29%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 82%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 24%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 29%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 24%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 18%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 76%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 76%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 71%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 88%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 71%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 71%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 24%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 76%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 29%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 18%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 24%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 18%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 71%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 18%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 24%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 71%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 88%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 76%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 76%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 76%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 71%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 82%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 76%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 29%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 71%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 71%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 65%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 59%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 88%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 35%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 71%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 18%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 71%
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