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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 89%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 95%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 95%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 6%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 32%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 46%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 79%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 45%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 58%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 70%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 89%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 45%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 32%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 55%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 65%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 64%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 35%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 45%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 95%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 85%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 80%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 40%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 7%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 35%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 68%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 20%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
Neil Abercrombie 53%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 79%
Gary Ackerman 24%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 85%
John Ashcroft 93%
Spencer Bachus 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Joseph Baldacci 25%
Cass Ballenger 71%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 89%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 95%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 95%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 7%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 30%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 45%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 15%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 95%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 32%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 6%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 32%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 55%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 86%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 14%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 11%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 11%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 85%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 46%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 95%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 79%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 85%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 22%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 45%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 58%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 21%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 70%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 25%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 89%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 90%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 79%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 21%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 45%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 79%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 35%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 17%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 22%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 33%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 32%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 67%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 55%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 65%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 64%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 90%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 5%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 30%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 35%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 80%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 45%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 95%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 85%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 85%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 80%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 37%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 35%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 40%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 7%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 35%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 7%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 30%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 10%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 68%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 20%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 77%
Neil Abercrombie 53%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 79%
Gary Ackerman 24%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 85%
John Ashcroft 93%
Spencer Bachus 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Joseph Baldacci 25%
Cass Ballenger 71%
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