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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 19%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 9%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 19%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 6%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 6%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 9%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 13%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 6%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 6%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 94%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 6%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 9%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 9%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 9%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 9%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 72%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 9%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 9%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 94%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 6%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 6%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 19%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 9%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 94%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 16%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 9%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 6%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 6%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 91%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 88%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 13%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 97%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 97%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester Democratic 94%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 6%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz Republican 6%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn Republican 9%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 9%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford Republican 9%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 6%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House - 10 Val Demings Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 13%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 19%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 9%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 19%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 6%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 6%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 9%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 13%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 9%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 6%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 6%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 94%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 6%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 9%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 9%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 9%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 9%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 72%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 13%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran D 88%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 9%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 9%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 6%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 94%
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Kamala Harris D 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 6%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 97%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 94%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 6%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 94%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 97%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 88%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 19%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 97%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 97%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 81%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 88%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 59%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 94%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta D 97%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 13%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 9%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal D 91%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 94%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 97%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 94%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 88%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 78%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 97%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 91%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 94%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 91%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán D 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 75%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 97%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 94%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 84%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 94%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 16%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 94%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 9%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 6%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 6%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 91%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 88%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 13%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 91%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 91%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 91%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 94%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 97%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 97%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester D 94%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 6%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz R 6%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn R 9%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 9%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford R 9%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. D 81%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy D 81%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 6%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto D 94%
FL U.S. House - 10 Val Demings D 94%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 13%
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