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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 94%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 92%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 7%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 11%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 96%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 53%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 32%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 94%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 96%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 96%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 96%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 28%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 17%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 26%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 21%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 96%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 94%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 89%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 78%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 96%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 17%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 66%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 94%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 92%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 92%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 96%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 7%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 18%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 21%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 12%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 7%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 35%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 11%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 12%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 89%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 7%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 10%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 11%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 18%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 36%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 14%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 96%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 53%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 60%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 32%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 94%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 96%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 94%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 92%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 21%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 18%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 22%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 3%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 96%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 96%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 96%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 11%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 10%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 11%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 28%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 17%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 52%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 26%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 89%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 60%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 92%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 21%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 17%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 96%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 96%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 21%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 96%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 94%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 17%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 14%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 89%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 92%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 96%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 10%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 78%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 32%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 24%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 10%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 10%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 10%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 25%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 7%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 89%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 14%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 96%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 17%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 66%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 96%
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