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2018 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 34%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 53%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 35%
AL U.S. Senate - Jr Doug Jones Democratic 23%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 61%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 58%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 57%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 61%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 66%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 68%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 37%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 40%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 63%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 60%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 59%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 60%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 66%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 48%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 63%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 31%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 73%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 77%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 72%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 26%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 59%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 61%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 58%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 60%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 32%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 30%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 51%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 32%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 59%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 76%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 66%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 36%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 49%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 66%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 19%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 27%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 24%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 36%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 20%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester Democratic 28%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 58%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz Republican 73%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn Republican 60%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 68%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford Republican 57%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy Democratic 39%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 70%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 34%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 53%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 56%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 35%
AL U.S. Senate - Jr Doug Jones D 23%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 61%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 58%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 57%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 61%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 66%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 68%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 37%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 40%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 63%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 60%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 59%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 60%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 66%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 48%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 63%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran D 38%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 31%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 73%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 77%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 75%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 30%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko R 72%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 26%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris D 31%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 59%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 29%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 23%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 30%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 33%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 32%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 61%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 30%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 31%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 27%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 33%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 44%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 34%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 40%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna D 33%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 32%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta D 37%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 58%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 60%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal D 29%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 31%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 30%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 33%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 38%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 30%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 39%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 31%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 35%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez D 32%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 33%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 26%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 33%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 30%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 29%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 31%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 60%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 31%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán D 35%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 48%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 30%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 34%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 36%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 32%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 30%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 51%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 32%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 59%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 76%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 66%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 36%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 49%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 66%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 19%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 19%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 27%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 24%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 23%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 36%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 20%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 20%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester D 28%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 58%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz R 73%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn R 60%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 68%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford R 57%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. D 31%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy D 39%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 70%
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