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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 60%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 60%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 80%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 80%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 60%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 40%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 60%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 40%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 40%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 20%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 60%
Neil Abercrombie 20%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 80%
Gary Ackerman 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 80%
Thomas Allen 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 60%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 60%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 80%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 60%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 60%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 20%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 20%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 60%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 20%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 60%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 60%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 60%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 80%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 60%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 20%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 80%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 20%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 60%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 80%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 80%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 20%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 60%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 20%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 20%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 20%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 20%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 60%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 80%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 0%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 80%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 60%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 60%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 60%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 60%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 20%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 40%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 80%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 20%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 60%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 80%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 60%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 60%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 80%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 60%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 20%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 20%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 40%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 20%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 40%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 20%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 60%
Neil Abercrombie 20%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 80%
Gary Ackerman 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 80%
Thomas Allen 0%
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