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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 40%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 40%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 80%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 40%
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 60%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 40%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 40%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 40%
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 60%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 40%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 80%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 40%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
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%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 40%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 80%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 40%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 40%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 40%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 40%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 40%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 40%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 20%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Gary Ackerman 40%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 40%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 40%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 40%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 40%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 40%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 40%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 20%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 40%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 60%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 20%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 40%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 40%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 40%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 40%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 60%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 40%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 40%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 40%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 40%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 80%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 80%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 60%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 40%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 40%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 40%
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 60%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 40%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 80%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 40%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 20%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 40%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 80%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 60%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 40%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 40%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 20%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 20%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 40%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 40%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 40%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 40%
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 60%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 20%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 40%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 40%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 80%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 40%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 20%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 80%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 40%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 60%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 60%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 80%
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%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 40%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 40%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 80%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 80%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 80%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 40%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 40%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 40%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 40%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 60%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 60%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 40%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 20%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 40%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 40%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 20%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Gary Ackerman 40%
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