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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 70%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 59%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 69%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 54%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 57%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 59%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 17%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 59%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 55%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 14%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 15%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 68%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 19%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 70%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 69%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 53%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 60%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 64%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 75%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 55%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 52%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 17%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 32%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 59%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 53%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 13%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 76%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 70%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 54%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 56%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 12%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 52%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 70%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 52%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 14%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 48%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 78%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 70%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 59%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 69%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 54%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 57%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 59%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 17%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 18%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 11%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 11%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 21%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 23%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 15%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 59%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 12%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 12%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 12%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 13%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 55%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 19%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 14%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 14%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 15%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 15%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 11%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 22%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 13%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 14%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 68%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 23%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 19%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 71%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 70%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 69%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 53%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 4%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 13%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 15%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 17%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 15%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 60%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 12%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 69%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 64%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 75%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 55%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 18%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 12%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 17%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 11%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 13%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 14%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 16%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 13%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 40%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 6%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 52%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 17%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 32%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 59%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 18%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 12%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 61%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 53%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 13%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 75%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 76%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 14%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 12%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 70%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 70%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 54%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 56%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 13%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 42%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 14%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 12%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 13%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 52%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 16%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 21%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 14%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 15%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 15%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 12%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 11%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 11%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 12%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 70%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 12%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 52%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 14%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 48%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 78%
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