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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 82%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 27%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 82%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 92%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 58%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 92%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 92%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 42%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 86%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 25%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 92%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 14%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 83%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 33%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 92%
Richard Armey 92%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Henry Scott Baesler 58%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
William Baker 92%
Joseph Baldacci 33%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 58%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Bill Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Joe Barton 91%
Charlie Bass 92%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 91%
Max Baucus 29%
Anthony Beilenson 17%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 92%
Howard Berman 30%
Tom Bevill 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 14%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 82%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 9%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 33%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 92%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 11%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 27%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 17%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 82%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 92%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 17%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 92%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 58%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 92%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 8%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 92%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 58%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 30%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 8%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 25%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 92%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 92%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 42%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 86%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 92%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 33%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 33%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 25%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 92%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 25%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 33%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 8%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 14%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 83%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 33%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 92%
Richard Armey 92%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Henry Scott Baesler 58%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
William Baker 92%
Joseph Baldacci 33%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 58%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Bill Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Joe Barton 91%
Charlie Bass 92%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 91%
Max Baucus 29%
Anthony Beilenson 17%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 92%
Howard Berman 30%
Tom Bevill 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 14%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
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