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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 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 80%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 40%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
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 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 89%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 90%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 80%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 30%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 89%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 22%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 11%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 90%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 90%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
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 30%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 20%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 44%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 40%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 20%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Gary Ackerman 20%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 78%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 22%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 30%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 22%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 20%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 11%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 20%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 20%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 80%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 20%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 20%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 30%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 90%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 40%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 20%
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 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 22%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 20%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 20%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 89%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 90%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 90%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 90%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 20%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 90%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 20%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 20%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 20%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 80%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 11%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 30%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 20%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 30%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 30%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 30%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 89%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 22%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 20%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 30%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 20%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 11%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 90%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 90%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 90%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
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 30%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 20%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 20%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 22%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 44%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 40%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 20%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 20%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Gary Ackerman 20%
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