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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 98%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 96%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 2%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 91%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 9%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 98%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 71%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 87%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 89%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 98%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 2%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 91%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 2%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 81%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 2%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 24%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 5%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 7%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 98%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 98%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 98%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 2%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 19%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 2%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 19%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 11%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 9%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 84%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 7%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
Neil Abercrombie 4%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 95%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 16%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 4%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 98%
Richard Armey 98%
John Ashcroft 95%
Spencer Bachus 91%
Henry Scott Baesler 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 9%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 92%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 76%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 98%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 2%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 7%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 9%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 22%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 96%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 2%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 2%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 91%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 95%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 91%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 2%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 85%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 9%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 98%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 93%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 4%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 4%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 4%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 9%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 11%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 71%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 4%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 87%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 40%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 89%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 98%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 91%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 2%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 9%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 11%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 65%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 2%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 2%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 4%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 2%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 91%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 2%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 81%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 14%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 9%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 2%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 24%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 5%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 93%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 7%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 93%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 98%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 98%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 98%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 2%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 4%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 15%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 19%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 2%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 19%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 11%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 9%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 84%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 7%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
Neil Abercrombie 4%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 95%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 16%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 4%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 98%
Richard Armey 98%
John Ashcroft 95%
Spencer Bachus 91%
Henry Scott Baesler 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 9%
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