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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
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 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 75%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 75%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 75%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 75%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 0%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 75%
Spencer Bachus 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 0%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 75%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 75%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
John Boehner 75%
Henry Bonilla 25%
David Edward Bonior 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
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 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 75%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 75%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 75%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 75%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 75%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 75%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 75%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 75%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 0%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 0%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 0%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 0%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 75%
Spencer Bachus 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 0%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 75%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 75%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
John Boehner 75%
Henry Bonilla 25%
David Edward Bonior 0%
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