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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 22%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr 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 89%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 83%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 67%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 13%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 44%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 11%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 13%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 13%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 33%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 22%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 89%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr 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 89%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 83%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 89%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 67%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 67%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 13%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 0%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 44%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 11%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 13%
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