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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 83%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 83%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 23%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 83%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 83%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 23%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 7%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 20%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 33%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 14%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 7%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 17%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 7%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 17%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 83%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 83%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
AL U.S. House - 1 Bradley Byrne R 100%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 100%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 100%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 23%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 83%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 83%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 100%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 100%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 60%
AZ U.S. Senate - Jr Martha McSally R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 23%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 7%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 7%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 17%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 100%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 7%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 31%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 7%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 7%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 33%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 13%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 7%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 8%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 7%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 21%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 71%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 20%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 8%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 7%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 7%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 13%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 27%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 8%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 13%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 17%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 7%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 7%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 8%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 7%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 7%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 33%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 7%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 20%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 33%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 100%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 14%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 7%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 17%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 17%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 13%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 13%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 14%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 7%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 33%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 17%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 13%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 100%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 7%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 7%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 7%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 7%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 7%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 100%
GA U.S. Senate - Sr David Perdue R 100%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
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