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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 33%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
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 88%
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 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 78%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer 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 10%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 11%
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 33%
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%
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 89%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 88%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 20%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 90%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 13%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 13%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 100%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 90%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Sonny Bono 30%
Robert Borski, Jr. 40%
Rick Boucher 100%
Barbara Boxer 89%
John Breaux 22%
Corrine Brown 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 33%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
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 88%
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 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 78%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 10%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer 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 10%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 11%
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 33%
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%
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 89%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 89%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 88%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 20%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 90%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 13%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 13%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 100%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 90%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Sonny Bono 30%
Robert Borski, Jr. 40%
Rick Boucher 100%
Barbara Boxer 89%
John Breaux 22%
Corrine Brown 100%
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