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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 80%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 40%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 40%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 40%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 80%
Thomas Allen 40%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 80%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Henry Scott Baesler 60%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 40%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 75%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 40%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 80%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 20%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 20%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 40%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 60%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 80%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 40%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 40%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 40%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 80%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 40%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 40%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 60%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 40%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 40%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 40%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 20%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 0%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 80%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 60%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 40%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 40%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 20%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 20%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 40%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 60%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 60%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 40%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 40%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 40%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 80%
Thomas Allen 40%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 80%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Henry Scott Baesler 60%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 40%
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