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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 52%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 11%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 68%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 67%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 64%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 16%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 87%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 87%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 73%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 65%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 16%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 15%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 82%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 76%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 85%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 21%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 23%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 78%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 8%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 24%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 12%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 84%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 82%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 71%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 71%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 72%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 61%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 84%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 81%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 12%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 73%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 27%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 87%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 65%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 76%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 14%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 73%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 69%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 95%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 72%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 64%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 52%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 64%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 68%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 66%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 66%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 83%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 11%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 68%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 67%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 64%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 74%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 16%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 87%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 87%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 9%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 18%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 93%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 18%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 16%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 18%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 15%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 15%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 22%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 32%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 73%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 72%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 15%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 14%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 16%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 14%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 17%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 17%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 15%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 65%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 15%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 16%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 15%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 15%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 82%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 18%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 76%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 85%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 21%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 23%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 78%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 8%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 22%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 10%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 12%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 13%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 24%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 17%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 12%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 20%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 84%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 82%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 71%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 71%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 16%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 72%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 14%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 10%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 12%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 14%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 61%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 24%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 84%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 81%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 12%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 9%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 73%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 27%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 79%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 87%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 67%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 16%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 18%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 22%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 16%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 14%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 68%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 65%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 76%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 14%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 17%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 73%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 62%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 69%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 95%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 72%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 17%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 64%
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