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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 14%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 21%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 21%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 18%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 18%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 29%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 71%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 71%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 36%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 18%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 21%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 29%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 57%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 29%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 29%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 21%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 29%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 29%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 79%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 79%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 21%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 21%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 29%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 71%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 23%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 36%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 29%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 86%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 36%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 93%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 86%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 29%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 86%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 29%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 21%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 21%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 21%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
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 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 14%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 14%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 21%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 91%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 86%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 79%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 86%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 79%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 93%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 21%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 86%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 21%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 93%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 93%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 86%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 93%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 18%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 18%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 29%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 86%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 93%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 29%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 71%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 71%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 36%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 18%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 21%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 93%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 93%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 86%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 86%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 45%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 29%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 93%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 57%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 29%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 93%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 29%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 21%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 93%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 29%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 29%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 79%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 36%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 79%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 21%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 93%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 86%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 71%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 86%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 71%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 93%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 21%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 29%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 71%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 23%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 36%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 29%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 93%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 86%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 36%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 93%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 86%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 29%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 86%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 29%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 21%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 21%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 21%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 86%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 86%
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 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
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