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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 7%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 15%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 79%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 21%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 53%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 53%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 27%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 40%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 53%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 47%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 13%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 73%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 60%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 47%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 93%
Neil Abercrombie 79%
Gary Ackerman 79%
Thomas Allen 87%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 13%
Richard Armey 7%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Henry Scott Baesler 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
Joseph Baldacci 87%
Cass Ballenger 29%
James Barcia 53%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Joe Barton 13%
Charlie Bass 33%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 29%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 79%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 75%
Marion Berry 73%
Brian Bilbray 43%
Michael Bilirakis 27%
Rod Blagojevich 71%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 23%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
John Boehner 7%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 30%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 7%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 86%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 87%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 53%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 87%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 93%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 15%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 79%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 21%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 53%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 93%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 53%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 20%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 93%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 93%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 60%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 87%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 60%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 60%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 13%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 60%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 67%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 67%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 67%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 27%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 93%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 87%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 93%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 73%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 67%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 40%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 33%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 53%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 13%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 47%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 13%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 67%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 13%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 7%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 86%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 87%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 73%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 60%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 80%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 47%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 93%
Neil Abercrombie 79%
Gary Ackerman 79%
Thomas Allen 87%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 13%
Richard Armey 7%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Henry Scott Baesler 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
Joseph Baldacci 87%
Cass Ballenger 29%
James Barcia 53%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Joe Barton 13%
Charlie Bass 33%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 29%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 79%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 75%
Marion Berry 73%
Brian Bilbray 43%
Michael Bilirakis 27%
Rod Blagojevich 71%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 23%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
John Boehner 7%
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