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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 66%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 77%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 91%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 81%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 83%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 90%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 91%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 91%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 58%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 16%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 87%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 91%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 81%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 16%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 16%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 16%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 91%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 83%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 83%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 25%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 16%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 16%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 66%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 91%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 83%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 81%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 83%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 81%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 81%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 41%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 81%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 66%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 90%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 77%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 91%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 83%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 81%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 83%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 90%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 91%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 58%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 16%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 87%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 91%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 81%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 9%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 41%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 83%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 16%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 16%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 50%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 83%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 33%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 18%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 16%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 18%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 25%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 54%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 9%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 16%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 41%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 16%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 18%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 9%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 16%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 16%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 41%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 18%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 16%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 16%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 16%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 16%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 16%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 58%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 16%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 16%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 16%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 91%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 11%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 83%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 83%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 25%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 16%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 25%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 16%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 16%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 10%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 66%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 83%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 91%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 90%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 83%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 18%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 90%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 18%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 16%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 18%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 10%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 16%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 90%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 83%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 81%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 18%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 83%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 81%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 81%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 33%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 41%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 81%
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