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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 51%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 45%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 54%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 21%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 10%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 31%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 12%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 55%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 21%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 26%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 37%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 32%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 20%
AS U.S. House - Delegate Aumua Amata Radewagen Republican 77%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 69%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 44%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 42%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 19%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 39%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 54%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 29%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 59%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 43%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 6%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 26%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 26%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 60%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 28%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 57%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 53%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 51%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 48%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 19%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 26%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 58%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 47%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 69%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 26%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 54%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 38%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 16%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 68%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 48%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 53%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 51%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 42%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 34%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 52%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 56%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 32%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 47%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 27%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue Republican 20%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 28%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 32%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 51%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 45%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 54%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 21%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 10%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 31%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 23%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 12%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 55%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 21%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 26%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 37%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 32%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 20%
AS U.S. House - Delegate Aumua Amata Radewagen R 77%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 88%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 69%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 44%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 25%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 42%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 19%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 39%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 54%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 30%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 31%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 29%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 45%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 32%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 54%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 59%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 28%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 34%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 16%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 39%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 37%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 46%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 45%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 43%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 6%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 47%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 20%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 42%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 34%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 56%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 38%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 43%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 40%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 53%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 35%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 50%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 31%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 30%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 26%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 16%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 35%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 39%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 26%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 60%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 28%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 57%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 53%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 51%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 48%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 19%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 26%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 58%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 47%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 69%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 26%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 26%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 50%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 54%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 29%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 38%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 16%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 57%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 68%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 48%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 53%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 51%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 42%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 34%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 52%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 42%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 58%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 33%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 56%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 32%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 60%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 24%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 47%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 27%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue R 20%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 28%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 32%
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