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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 78%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 83%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 94%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 35%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 22%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 61%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 94%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 28%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 94%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 31%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 35%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 39%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 28%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 61%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 82%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 82%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 61%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 61%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 82%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 35%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 78%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 83%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 17%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 76%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 56%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 41%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 56%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 76%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 28%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 94%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 39%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 28%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 56%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 18%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 56%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 39%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 56%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 78%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 17%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
Neil Abercrombie 22%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 83%
Gary Ackerman 35%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 41%
Wayne Allard 83%
Thomas Allen 39%
Rob Andrews 44%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 78%
Spencer Bachus 89%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 78%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 78%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 83%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 94%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 61%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 14%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 39%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 47%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 61%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 29%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 35%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 22%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 28%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 22%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 61%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 83%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 94%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 33%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 28%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 94%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 28%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 94%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 88%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 31%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 35%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 39%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 28%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 78%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 61%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 89%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 56%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 82%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 82%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 61%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 33%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 61%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 28%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 36%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 82%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 33%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 24%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 33%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 25%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 24%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 35%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 17%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 78%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 83%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 17%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 89%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 76%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 56%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 41%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 12%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 56%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 76%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 28%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 94%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 89%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 44%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 47%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 39%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 28%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 56%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 18%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 56%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 39%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 56%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 78%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 17%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 94%
Neil Abercrombie 22%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 83%
Gary Ackerman 35%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 41%
Wayne Allard 83%
Thomas Allen 39%
Rob Andrews 44%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 78%
Spencer Bachus 89%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
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