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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 91%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 92%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 42%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 82%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 25%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 10%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 17%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 91%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 10%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 17%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 92%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 8%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 50%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 25%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 9%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 58%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 8%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 8%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 42%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 8%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 8%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 8%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 82%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 8%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 8%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 8%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 8%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 8%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 8%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 8%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 17%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 8%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 8%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 25%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 25%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 10%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
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