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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 27%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 59%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 36%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 59%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 68%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 45%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 36%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 32%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 53%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 23%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 23%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 36%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 32%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 47%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 40%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 59%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 59%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 36%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 47%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 32%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 45%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 23%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 64%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 23%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 23%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 41%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 36%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 23%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 59%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 55%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 55%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 36%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 68%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 36%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 45%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 23%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 53%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 18%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 77%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 64%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 55%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 55%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 32%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 36%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 32%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 23%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 23%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 23%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 41%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 82%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 41%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 27%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 59%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 33%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 27%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 14%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 18%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 41%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 68%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 64%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 64%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 45%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 55%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 45%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 41%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 27%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 59%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 59%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 36%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 59%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 68%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 45%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 33%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 36%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 32%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 53%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 40%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 23%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 33%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 45%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 50%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 55%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 23%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 36%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 32%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 47%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 27%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 40%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 73%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 59%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 59%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 55%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 36%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 47%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 47%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 32%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 45%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 23%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 64%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 23%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 23%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 41%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 36%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 23%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 36%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 55%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 59%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 55%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 55%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 40%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 36%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 64%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 64%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 59%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 41%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 45%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 68%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 36%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 50%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 45%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 60%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 40%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 23%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 53%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 18%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 77%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 64%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 55%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 40%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 55%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 32%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 36%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 32%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 23%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 23%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 23%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 27%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 41%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 82%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 41%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 27%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 59%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 33%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 27%
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