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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 89%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 91%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 89%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 10%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 94%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 94%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 84%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 57%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 94%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 52%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 94%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 11%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 5%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 94%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 15%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 89%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 94%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 22%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 5%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 46%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 15%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 5%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 10%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 89%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 91%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 89%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 26%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 5%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 11%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 5%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 5%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 47%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 6%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 89%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 10%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 94%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 94%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 5%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 5%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 15%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 84%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 57%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 94%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 5%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 21%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 5%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 63%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 16%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 52%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 15%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 6%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 5%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 94%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 11%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 11%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 94%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 15%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 8%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 5%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 89%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 93%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 94%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 10%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 6%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 5%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 5%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 22%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 5%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 22%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 46%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 15%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 5%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 16%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 5%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 10%
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