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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 18%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 27%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 64%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 18%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 27%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 18%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 64%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 18%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 73%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 73%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 27%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 18%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 64%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 30%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 22%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 18%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 55%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 18%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 18%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 73%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 91%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 70%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 27%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 73%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Rob Andrews 64%
Bill Archer 18%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 22%
Spencer Bachus 18%
Henry Scott Baesler 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
William Baker 20%
Joseph Baldacci 73%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
Joe Barton 18%
Charlie Bass 18%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 20%
Max Baucus 50%
Anthony Beilenson 70%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 55%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Howard Berman 80%
Tom Bevill 60%
Joe Biden, Jr. 60%
Brian Bilbray 18%
Michael Bilirakis 18%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Peter Blute 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 22%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 30%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 91%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 70%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 82%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 18%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 27%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 73%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 90%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 64%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 20%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 18%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 73%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 70%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 64%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 18%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 27%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 18%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 18%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 64%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 27%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 64%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 73%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 18%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 91%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 91%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 82%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 91%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 73%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 73%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 27%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 18%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 64%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 30%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 22%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 18%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 60%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 55%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 18%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 82%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 18%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 91%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 73%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 91%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 70%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 27%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 73%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Rob Andrews 64%
Bill Archer 18%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 22%
Spencer Bachus 18%
Henry Scott Baesler 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
William Baker 20%
Joseph Baldacci 73%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
Joe Barton 18%
Charlie Bass 18%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 20%
Max Baucus 50%
Anthony Beilenson 70%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 55%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Howard Berman 80%
Tom Bevill 60%
Joe Biden, Jr. 60%
Brian Bilbray 18%
Michael Bilirakis 18%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Peter Blute 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
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