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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 64%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 18%
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 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 86%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 27%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 91%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 45%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
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 91%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 27%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 27%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 91%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 91%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 29%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 27%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 17%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 91%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 18%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 29%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 29%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 18%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 91%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 18%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
Neil Abercrombie 27%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 27%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 86%
Spencer Bachus 82%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 27%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 70%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 29%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 18%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 27%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 45%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 18%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 18%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 18%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 27%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 29%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 9%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 9%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 64%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 18%
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 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 27%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 18%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 18%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 86%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 27%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 91%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 45%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
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 91%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 27%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 27%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 73%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 36%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 27%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 30%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 64%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 14%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 9%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 18%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 27%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 9%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 20%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 27%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 9%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 91%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 91%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 10%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 86%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 29%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 9%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 9%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 27%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 17%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 82%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 18%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 91%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 20%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 20%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 27%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 18%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 29%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 9%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 29%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 18%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 91%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 18%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
Neil Abercrombie 27%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 27%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 86%
Spencer Bachus 82%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 27%
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