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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 25%
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 25%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 13%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 13%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 25%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 13%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 13%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 13%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 13%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 38%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 25%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 13%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 13%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 13%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 13%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 13%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 25%
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 25%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 13%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 17%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 13%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 13%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 38%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 25%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 13%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 13%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 38%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 13%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 13%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 13%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 13%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 13%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 13%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 13%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 17%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 13%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 13%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 25%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 25%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 13%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 13%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 13%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 13%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 13%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 13%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 13%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 13%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 13%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 38%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 13%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 13%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 38%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 13%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 17%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 13%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 13%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 13%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 25%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 25%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 13%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 13%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 13%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 13%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 13%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 13%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 25%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 25%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 13%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 13%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 13%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 17%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 17%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 13%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 13%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 33%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 13%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 13%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 25%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 25%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 13%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 13%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 13%
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