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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 69%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 3%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 96%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 92%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 89%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 76%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 82%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 3%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 82%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 32%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 4%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 84%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 92%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 3%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 96%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 7%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 66%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 3%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 89%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 96%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 7%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 36%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 21%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 3%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 7%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 3%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 85%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 69%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 85%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 92%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 15%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 14%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 3%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 21%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 18%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 7%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 3%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 11%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 92%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 3%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 7%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 96%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 11%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 4%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 3%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 89%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 3%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 85%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 92%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 89%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 7%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 3%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 3%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 76%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 10%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 82%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 96%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 3%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 82%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 3%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 35%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 7%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 32%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 14%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 7%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 11%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 7%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 11%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 88%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 4%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 84%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 92%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 15%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 10%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 3%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 96%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 7%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 7%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 66%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 3%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 89%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 92%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 96%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 89%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 7%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 7%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 7%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 36%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 21%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 3%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 7%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 7%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 3%
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