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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 14%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 14%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 28%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 19%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 36%
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 92%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 28%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 92%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 83%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 28%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 31%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 47%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 28%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 97%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 97%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 64%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 19%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 97%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 22%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 19%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 22%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 7%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 97%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 19%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 97%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 42%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 97%
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 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 33%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 86%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 7%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 22%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 22%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 39%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 14%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 31%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 14%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 28%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 19%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 36%
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 92%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 83%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 94%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 97%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 89%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 94%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 94%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 28%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 92%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 92%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 79%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 92%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 94%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 86%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 83%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 11%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 11%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 28%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 97%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 89%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 94%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 97%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 31%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 94%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 11%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 47%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 28%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 97%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 94%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 97%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 97%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 94%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 97%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 36%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 64%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 19%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 92%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 97%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 22%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 19%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 22%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 7%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 97%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 19%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 17%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 47%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 97%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 94%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 97%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 42%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 92%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 97%
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 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 97%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 89%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 94%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 33%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 94%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 33%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 86%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 7%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 22%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 22%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 93%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 39%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
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