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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 66%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 58%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 68%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 80%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 15%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 82%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 69%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 70%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 73%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 27%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 21%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 81%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 89%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 95%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 69%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 68%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 18%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 22%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 76%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 27%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 72%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 81%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 22%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 36%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 7%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 7%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 87%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 82%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 74%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 79%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 61%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 88%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 85%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 74%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 83%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 83%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 3%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 16%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 87%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 76%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 66%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 58%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 68%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 68%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 66%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 80%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 15%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 75%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 82%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 69%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 70%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 73%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 27%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 21%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 81%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 89%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 6%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 75%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 22%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 95%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 18%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 18%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 22%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 75%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 17%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 17%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 26%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 26%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 22%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 32%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 18%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 24%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 69%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 68%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 19%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 19%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 22%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 15%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 19%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 21%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 23%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 24%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 22%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 18%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 12%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 68%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 23%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 19%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 9%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 35%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 18%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 20%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 22%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 8%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 76%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 27%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 72%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 81%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 22%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 36%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 7%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 7%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 22%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 19%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 20%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 30%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 9%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 7%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 25%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 87%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 80%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 82%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 74%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 79%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 18%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 73%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 17%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 17%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 16%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 15%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 16%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 61%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 88%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 12%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 85%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 74%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 83%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 17%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 83%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 3%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 16%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 87%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 22%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 76%
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