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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 19%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 7%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 20%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 85%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 85%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 7%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 7%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 75%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 15%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 35%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 7%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 30%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 30%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 19%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 25%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 7%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 20%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 89%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 85%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 95%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 95%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 95%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 25%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 95%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 95%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 90%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 20%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 85%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 93%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 95%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 90%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 85%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 85%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 7%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 7%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 25%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 90%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 25%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 11%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 25%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 95%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 95%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 95%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 95%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 95%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 33%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 40%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 95%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 75%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 25%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 95%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 15%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 30%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 95%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 30%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 35%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 95%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 35%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 95%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 95%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 95%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 25%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 25%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 85%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 25%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 90%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 15%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 7%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 20%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 25%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 96%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 30%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 30%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 90%
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