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2018 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 28%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 16%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 31%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 29%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 16%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House - 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House - 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 63%
WA U.S. House - 4 Dan Newhouse Republican 60%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 59%
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 32%
WA U.S. House - 7 Pramila Jayapal Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 32%
WA U.S. House - 10 Denny Heck Democratic 33%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson Republican 79%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House - 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 46%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 38%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 76%
WI U.S. House - 6 Glenn Grothman Republican 66%
WI U.S. House - 8 Mike Gallagher Republican 66%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 18%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 45%
WV U.S. House - 1 David McKinley Republican 53%
WV U.S. House - 2 Alex Mooney Republican 73%
WV Justice of the Supreme Court Evan Jenkins 59%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 68%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 65%
WY U.S. House - At-Large Liz Cheney Republican 59%
Lou Barletta 61%
Joe Barton 66%
Mike Bishop 61%
Diane Black 59%
Rod Blum 64%
Bob Brady 28%
Dave Brat 73%
Mike Capuano 27%
Chris Collins 59%
Barbara Comstock 59%
Robert Corker 63%
Ryan Costello 55%
Joe Crowley 26%
John Culberson 61%
Elijah Cummings 25%
Carlos Curbelo 54%
John Delaney 40%
Jeff Denham 60%
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 18%
Dan Donovan, Jr. 53%
Sean Duffy 59%
John Duncan, Jr. 83%
Elizabeth Esty 27%
John Faso 49%
Jeff Flake 89%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 63%
Tom Garrett, Jr. 80%
Bob Goodlatte 61%
Trey Gowdy III 63%
Tom Graves, Jr. 65%
Gene Green 31%
Luis Gutiérrez 30%
Colleen Hanabusa 32%
Karen Handel 63%
Gregg Harper 55%
Orrin Hatch 40%
Heidi Heitkamp 18%
Dean Heller 48%
Jeb Hensarling 73%
Randy Hultgren 59%
Duncan Hunter 61%
Johnny Isakson 46%
Darrell Issa 68%
Lynn Jenkins 61%
Sam Johnson 70%
Walter Jones, Jr. 64%
Ruben Kihuen 32%
Steve Knight 60%
Raúl Labrador 79%
Leonard Lance 58%
Sandy Levin 28%
Jason Lewis 69%
John Lewis 30%
Frank LoBiondo 55%
Mia Love 60%
Tom MacArthur 53%
Tom Marino 59%
Claire McCaskill 25%
Mark Meadows 73%
Luke Messer 64%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 15%
Rick Nolan 41%
Beto O'Rourke 28%
Erik Paulsen 60%
Steve Pearce 62%
Robert Pittenger 59%
Ted Poe 65%
Bruce Poliquin 56%
John Ratcliffe 73%
State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly D 28%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 16%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 31%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 29%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 16%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 22%
WA U.S. House - 1 Suzan DelBene D 30%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 30%
WA U.S. House - 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 63%
WA U.S. House - 4 Dan Newhouse R 60%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 59%
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer D 32%
WA U.S. House - 7 Pramila Jayapal D 30%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 32%
WA U.S. House - 10 Denny Heck D 33%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson R 79%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 16%
WI U.S. House - 2 Mark Pocan D 30%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 46%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 38%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 76%
WI U.S. House - 6 Glenn Grothman R 66%
WI U.S. House - 8 Mike Gallagher R 66%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 18%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 45%
WV U.S. House - 1 David McKinley R 53%
WV U.S. House - 2 Alex Mooney R 73%
WV Justice of the Supreme Court Evan Jenkins 59%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 68%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 65%
WY U.S. House - At-Large Liz Cheney R 59%
Lou Barletta 61%
Joe Barton 66%
Mike Bishop 61%
Diane Black 59%
Rod Blum 64%
Bob Brady 28%
Dave Brat 73%
Mike Capuano 27%
Chris Collins 59%
Barbara Comstock 59%
Robert Corker 63%
Ryan Costello 55%
Joe Crowley 26%
John Culberson 61%
Elijah Cummings 25%
Carlos Curbelo 54%
John Delaney 40%
Jeff Denham 60%
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 18%
Dan Donovan, Jr. 53%
Sean Duffy 59%
John Duncan, Jr. 83%
Elizabeth Esty 27%
John Faso 49%
Jeff Flake 89%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 63%
Tom Garrett, Jr. 80%
Bob Goodlatte 61%
Trey Gowdy III 63%
Tom Graves, Jr. 65%
Gene Green 31%
Luis Gutiérrez 30%
Colleen Hanabusa 32%
Karen Handel 63%
Gregg Harper 55%
Orrin Hatch 40%
Heidi Heitkamp 18%
Dean Heller 48%
Jeb Hensarling 73%
Randy Hultgren 59%
Duncan Hunter 61%
Johnny Isakson 46%
Darrell Issa 68%
Lynn Jenkins 61%
Sam Johnson 70%
Walter Jones, Jr. 64%
Ruben Kihuen 32%
Steve Knight 60%
Raúl Labrador 79%
Leonard Lance 58%
Sandy Levin 28%
Jason Lewis 69%
John Lewis 30%
Frank LoBiondo 55%
Mia Love 60%
Tom MacArthur 53%
Tom Marino 59%
Claire McCaskill 25%
Mark Meadows 73%
Luke Messer 64%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 15%
Rick Nolan 41%
Beto O'Rourke 28%
Erik Paulsen 60%
Steve Pearce 62%
Robert Pittenger 59%
Ted Poe 65%
Bruce Poliquin 56%
John Ratcliffe 73%
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