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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 77%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 23%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 62%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 18%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 9%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 69%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 78%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 79%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 61%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 65%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 21%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 81%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 81%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 59%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 34%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 67%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 61%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 16%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 76%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 59%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 12%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 59%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 68%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 15%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 65%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 17%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 13%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 76%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 13%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 64%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 14%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 59%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 69%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 63%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 63%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 21%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 12%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 11%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 9%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 65%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 77%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 60%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 23%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 18%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 18%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 13%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 15%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 6%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 62%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 13%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 18%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 11%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 9%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 69%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 11%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 21%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 30%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 78%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 79%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 61%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 9%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 14%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 65%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 21%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 81%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 67%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 81%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 59%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 11%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 9%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 11%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 6%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 60%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 10%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 34%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 67%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 11%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 61%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 61%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 16%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 76%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 12%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 59%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 12%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 14%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 9%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 59%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 13%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 14%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 13%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 10%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 7%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 68%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 75%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 15%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 75%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 82%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 65%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 17%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 60%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 19%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 13%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 76%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 13%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 8%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 10%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 64%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 14%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 59%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 69%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 63%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 63%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 9%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 10%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 21%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 12%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 11%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 9%
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