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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 57%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 67%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 33%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 67%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 57%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 71%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 71%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 67%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 33%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 67%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 43%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 57%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 33%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 33%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
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 33%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 33%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 33%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 57%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 29%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 33%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 33%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 67%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 67%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 33%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 33%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 33%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 67%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 33%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 33%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 67%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 71%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 57%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 33%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 33%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 71%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 71%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 33%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 33%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 33%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 67%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 33%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 67%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 33%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 33%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 67%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 33%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 67%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 33%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 33%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 33%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 33%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 33%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 33%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 33%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 43%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 57%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 33%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 33%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 33%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 33%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 33%
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 33%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 33%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 33%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 33%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 67%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 33%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 33%
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