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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 83%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 23%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 83%
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 23%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 15%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 38%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 77%
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 23%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 77%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 23%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 77%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
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 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 43%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 38%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 29%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
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 10%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 43%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 43%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 38%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 38%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 31%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
Neil Abercrombie 15%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 43%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 15%
Rob Andrews 38%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 86%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 23%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 83%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 92%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 43%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 15%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 23%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 38%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 54%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 86%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 43%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 85%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 23%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 83%
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 23%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 38%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 92%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 77%
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 23%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 38%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 15%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 77%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 38%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 23%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 18%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 77%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 15%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 17%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
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 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 86%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 43%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 15%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 38%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 29%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 23%
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 10%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 10%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 15%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 43%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 43%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 38%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 38%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 31%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
Neil Abercrombie 15%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 43%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 15%
Rob Andrews 38%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 86%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 23%
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