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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 45%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 55%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 45%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 70%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 91%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 45%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 64%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 64%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 55%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 91%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 55%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 73%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 70%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 73%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 45%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 64%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 91%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 55%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 55%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 64%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 45%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 64%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 55%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 64%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 64%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 36%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 80%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 55%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 64%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 73%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 55%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 60%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 36%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 36%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 70%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 45%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 30%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 55%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 27%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 82%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 45%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 91%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 45%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 91%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 70%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 91%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 55%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 64%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 45%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 73%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 64%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 45%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 91%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 91%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 45%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 60%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 27%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 60%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 64%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 60%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 64%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 70%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 55%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 70%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 55%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 27%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 45%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 45%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 91%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 55%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 73%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 70%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 73%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 45%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 91%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 64%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 91%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 91%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 64%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 91%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 70%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 91%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 55%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 55%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 70%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 70%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 78%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 64%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 45%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 64%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 91%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 64%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 64%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 27%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 55%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 64%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 91%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 45%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 82%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 44%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 45%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 36%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 64%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 36%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 64%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 36%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 80%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 55%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 64%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 40%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 73%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 91%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 36%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 55%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 40%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 60%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 30%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 36%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 36%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 70%
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