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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 8%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 43%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 92%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 14%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 79%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 79%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 8%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 29%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 21%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 54%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 21%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 8%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 62%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 29%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 23%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 29%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 14%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 71%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 14%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 57%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 71%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 7%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 79%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 14%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 14%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 64%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 23%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 8%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 14%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 21%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 21%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 57%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 92%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 57%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 31%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 21%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 14%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 14%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 86%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 86%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 8%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 85%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 64%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 79%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 86%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 43%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 71%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 14%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 86%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 43%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 83%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 92%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 93%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 14%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 71%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 79%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 85%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 79%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 8%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 15%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 29%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 93%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 86%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 29%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 21%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 54%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 21%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 8%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 7%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 79%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 86%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 64%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 62%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 36%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 86%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 29%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 23%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 79%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 29%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 14%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 71%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 7%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 14%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 71%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 43%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 21%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 64%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 57%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 71%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 7%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 93%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 86%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 92%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 86%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 86%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 83%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 93%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 79%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 14%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 14%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 64%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 23%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 14%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 21%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 92%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 71%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 21%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 57%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 92%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 57%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 7%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 79%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 31%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 21%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 14%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 14%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 71%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 71%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 86%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 86%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 92%
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