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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 91%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 73%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 79%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 85%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 55%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 55%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 70%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 55%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 45%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 85%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 89%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 65%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 45%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 64%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 58%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 84%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
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 73%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 82%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 53%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 45%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 63%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 55%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 64%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 27%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 90%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 45%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 58%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 79%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 61%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 55%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 84%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 30%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 74%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 73%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 58%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 55%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 70%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 75%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 95%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 45%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 55%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 91%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 88%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 73%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 90%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 79%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 90%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 45%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 55%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 55%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 22%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 45%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 65%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 55%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 55%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 79%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 85%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 60%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 50%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 45%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 55%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 55%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 89%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 42%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 55%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 55%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 70%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 60%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 50%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 55%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 50%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 45%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 55%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 90%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 55%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 85%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 55%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 89%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 70%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 47%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 65%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 45%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 64%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 58%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 82%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 84%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 45%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 60%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 55%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 55%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
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 73%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 80%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 82%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 53%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 58%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 55%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 50%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 45%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 55%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 55%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 64%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 27%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 90%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 45%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 58%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 60%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 60%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 79%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 61%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 55%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 95%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 84%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 30%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 74%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 73%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 58%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 55%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 70%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 75%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 90%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 95%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 55%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 70%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 45%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 55%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 55%
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