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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
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 10%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 30%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 10%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 20%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 38%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 10%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 60%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 10%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 20%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 10%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
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 10%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 30%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 10%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 20%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 30%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 10%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 13%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 10%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 30%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 13%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 30%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 38%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 10%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 20%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 20%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 20%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 10%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 10%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 30%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 30%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 20%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 10%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 25%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 20%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 10%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 30%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 10%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 30%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 20%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 10%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 38%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 13%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 10%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 30%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 20%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 10%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 10%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
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