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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 91
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 70
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 82
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 89
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 90
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 60
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 55
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 56
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 89
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 67
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 50
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 56
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 60
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 60
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 60
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 60
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 90
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 63
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 56
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 60
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 60
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 60
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 60
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 90
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 55
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 60
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 60
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 75
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 90
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 75
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 56
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 60
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 56
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 56
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 55
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 67
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 60
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 55
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 90
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 90
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 55
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 60
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 44
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 90
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 60
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 67
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 89
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 73
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 80
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 56
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 60
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 91
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 70
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 82
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 89
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 90
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 90
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 60
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 55
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 60
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 60
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 60
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 33
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 60
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 75
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 70
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 60
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 56
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 90
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 89
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 67
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 60
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 60
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 60
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 60
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 90
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 60
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 60
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 50
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 56
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 60
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 90
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 60
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 60
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 60
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 60
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 60
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 70
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 90
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 60
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 90
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 63
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 90
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 56
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 60
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 60
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 60
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 60
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 90
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 91
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 88
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 55
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 50
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 60
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 60
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 60
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 75
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 90
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 60
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 75
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 80
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 56
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 90
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 100
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 60
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 56
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 60
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 56
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 55
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 67
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 60
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 60
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 55
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 90
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 90
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 55
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 60
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 44
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 60
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 67
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 90
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 60
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 67
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 89
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 60
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 73
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 80
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 56
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 60
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 80
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 90
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 90
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 90
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