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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 93%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 87%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 48%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 30%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 39%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 83%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 45%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 35%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 65%
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 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 31%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 57%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 39%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 96%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 93%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 91%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 35%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 44%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 43%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 79%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 39%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 55%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 35%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 48%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 96%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 96%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 61%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 39%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 30%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 38%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 22%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 87%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 79%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 93%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 43%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 95%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 43%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 36%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 35%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 61%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 91%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 48%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 35%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 35%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 38%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 89%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 93%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 87%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 71%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 35%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 22%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 39%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 35%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 39%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 39%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 35%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 30%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 23%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 48%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 40%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 30%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 39%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 83%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 45%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 35%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 58%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 29%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 65%
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 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 31%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 35%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 35%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 27%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 57%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 39%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 93%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 96%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 93%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 91%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 36%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 27%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 35%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 44%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 35%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 43%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 79%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 43%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 39%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 55%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 95%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 35%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 96%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 48%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 96%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 96%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 43%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 35%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 61%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 39%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 30%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 43%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 83%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 36%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 35%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 26%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 35%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 35%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 32%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 38%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 22%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 87%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 30%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 79%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 93%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 43%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 30%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 25%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 95%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 43%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 36%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 35%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 78%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 61%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 91%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 35%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 48%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 35%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 35%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 38%
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