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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 57%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 28%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 19%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 44%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 24%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 12%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 12%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 24%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 96%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 12%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 92%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 88%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 28%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 92%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 32%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 32%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 40%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 96%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 12%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 24%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 19%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 32%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 24%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 24%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 28%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 24%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 24%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 96%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 28%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 28%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 16%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 76%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 48%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 64%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 24%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 24%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 19%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 57%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 28%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 19%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 44%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 24%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 80%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 12%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 96%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 96%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 88%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 96%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 12%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 16%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 96%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 80%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 24%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 96%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 96%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 96%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 12%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 92%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 88%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 28%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 96%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 96%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 92%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 92%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 95%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 32%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 32%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 92%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 40%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 100%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 60%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 92%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 96%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 96%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 12%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 24%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 19%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 32%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 84%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 96%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 80%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 24%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 24%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 28%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 24%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 24%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 96%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 28%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 28%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 16%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 96%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 92%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 84%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 76%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 95%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 88%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 48%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 64%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 92%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 20%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 24%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 24%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 19%
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