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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 38%
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 13%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 88%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 88%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 57%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 14%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 93%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 14%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 7%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 77%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14%
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 8%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 63%
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 38%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 7%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 7%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 25%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 7%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 80%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
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 7%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 7%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 7%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 29%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 31%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 21%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 7%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 21%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 14%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 15%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 14%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 7%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 14%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 7%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 14%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 38%
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 13%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 7%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 14%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 88%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 8%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 7%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 7%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 14%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 88%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 7%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 57%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 14%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 93%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 14%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 7%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 93%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 14%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 7%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 77%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 7%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 7%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 7%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 7%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 7%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 14%
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 8%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 63%
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 38%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 7%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 7%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 25%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 7%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 85%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 80%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 15%
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 7%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 7%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 15%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 7%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 7%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 29%
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