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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 5%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 5%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 5%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 9%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 9%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 41%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 14%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 41%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 9%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 5%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 14%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 5%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 9%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 91%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 5%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 5%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 5%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 86%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 91%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 59%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 91%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 91%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 9%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 91%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 64%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 9%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
GA U.S. House - 5 John Lewis D 95%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 41%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 77%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 86%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 82%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 95%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 95%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 68%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 14%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 95%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 41%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 5%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 86%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 86%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 5%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 82%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 9%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 91%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 91%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 5%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 5%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 86%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 73%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 91%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 95%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 14%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 68%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 95%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 95%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 86%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 5%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 91%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 9%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 91%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 0%
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