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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 81%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 77%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 19%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 23%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 94%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 19%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 91%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 94%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 85%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 81%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 15%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 94%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 63%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 69%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 31%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 94%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 85%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 38%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 44%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 31%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 94%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 19%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 31%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 23%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 19%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 81%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 25%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 92%
Gary Ackerman 31%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 31%
Wayne Allard 100%
Rob Andrews 31%
Bill Archer 94%
Richard Armey 94%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 94%
Henry Scott Baesler 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 96%
Joseph Baldacci 31%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 94%
Bill Barrett 94%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 88%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 94%
Max Baucus 46%
Anthony Beilenson 17%
Bob Bennett 92%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 31%
Douglas Bereuter 81%
Howard Berman 19%
Tom Bevill 67%
Joe Biden, Jr. 46%
Brian Bilbray 94%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 81%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 77%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 38%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 13%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 29%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 31%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 19%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 23%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 19%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 94%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 44%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 27%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 19%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 91%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 94%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 85%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 81%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 15%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 6%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 13%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 94%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 63%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 88%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 19%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 31%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 69%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 6%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 20%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 19%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 25%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 31%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 13%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 94%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 85%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 38%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 20%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 19%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 44%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 31%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 94%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 27%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 19%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 31%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 23%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 19%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 17%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 81%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 25%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 92%
Gary Ackerman 31%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 31%
Wayne Allard 100%
Rob Andrews 31%
Bill Archer 94%
Richard Armey 94%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 94%
Henry Scott Baesler 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 96%
Joseph Baldacci 31%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 94%
Bill Barrett 94%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 88%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 94%
Max Baucus 46%
Anthony Beilenson 17%
Bob Bennett 92%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 31%
Douglas Bereuter 81%
Howard Berman 19%
Tom Bevill 67%
Joe Biden, Jr. 46%
Brian Bilbray 94%
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