Category Archives: Politics

QAnon vs. Hitler’s Brownshirts

The world has seen QAnon before. It was called Nazism.

For years, QAnon believers have assured each other that the Democratic cabal of pedophilic, satanic world leaders would be exposed and defeated by Donald Trump in a cataclysmic event called “The Storm.”

The Q cultists promise that when “The Storm” comes, the Democratic cabal will be rounded up and executed.

Last July, the Texas Republican party proudly touted their new slogan: “We Are the Storm.”

Many QAnon theories and violence chillingly mirror the Nazi propaganda and terrorizing activity.

The Brownshirts, the Nazi party military wing, aka Sturmabteilung, or SA, was cofounded on October 5, 1921, by Adolf Hitler and Ernst Rohm.

Sturmabteilung, translated means, Storm Detachment, and the military wing played a significant role in Hitler’s rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s.

The identification as a Brownshirt came from the color of their uniform shirts. According to the Nuremberg Military Tribunal, the SA was “a group composed in large part of ruffians and bullies.”

The Brownshirts provided the Nazi party protection at political rallies and assemblies and riotously disrupted opposing parties’ meetings.

They threatened and terrorized opposing party members and violently intimidated journalists who opposed Hitler, Romani, and trade unionists. The Brownshirts were particularly cruel to the Jews and rabidly carried out unbridled and unchecked street violence against them.

Many SA members believed that their mission was not only a patriotic duty but, more importantly, a struggle to take away power and cleanse Germany from the Communists and the Jews.

Heinrich Himmler’s SS originated as a branch of the SA but eventually superseded them.

The Night of the Long Knives was the purge of Nazi leaders by Hitler on June 30, 1934. Hitler feared that the SA had become too powerful. To consolidate his power, Hitler ordered his elite SS guards to murder the organization’s leaders, including Ernst Rohm and hundreds of other perceived opponents.

The SS overshadowed the Brownshirts from then on, but the SA remained intricately involved in all aspects of the Nazi agenda, including the Holocaust.

For hundreds of thousands of Germans, the SA was their first introduction to Nazism. Many SA supporters approved of the political violence and intimidation and saw their mission as a patriotic duty to save Germany.

Many SA supporters believed that a secret cabal was taking over the world and that they controlled high positions in government, banks, international finance, the news media, and the church. The SA and their supporters were convinced that the cabal wanted to disarm the police, promote homosexuality and pedophilia, and mongrelize the white race so that it would become the minority and forever lose its power.

Sound familiar?

The history of the SA, pro-Hitler, and SS mobs highlight the terrifying similarities between them and the political violence we all witnessed on January 6 by the MAGA, pro-Trump, and QAnon mob:

Intimidating, racist, violent citizens incited by their leader, swept up in the frenzy of a power-grabbing hate-filled political mission to capture and execute their political opponents in a stormy purge.

U.S. Senate Seats up for Reelection in 2022

There are a total of 535 Members of Congress. 100 serve in the U.S. Senate, and 435 serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Each state sends two Senators to represent their state in the U.S. Senate. In the Senate, the majority has the power to schedule when various bills come to the floor for voting, but a single Senator can slow legislation from coming to the floor for a vote.

Since debate in the Senate is not concluded until 60 Senators vote for a cloture motion to approve a bill for consideration, the majority must also coordinate with the minority party to set the rules for debate on legislation.

Under this system, legislation can be debated for one or two weeks on the Senate floor alone.

The United States Senate elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Thirty-four of the 100 Senate seats are up for reelection.

The GOP will have to defend more Senate seats than Democrats. As of now, there will be 20 Republican Senate seats on the line, while Democrats will need to protect 14 seats.

The winners of those seats will serve a six-year term from January 3, 2023, until January 3, 2029.

Elections to the Senate are staggered over even years so that only about 1/3 of the Senate is up for reelection during any election.

To contact your Senator click here.

Below are the 34 Senate seats up for reelection in 2022 in alphabetical order by political party and state, as well as the listing of Senators up for reelection in 2024 and 2026.

Democrats up for reelection in 2022:

Arizona: Mark Kelly

California: Alex Padilla

Colorado: Michael Bennet

Connecticut: Richard Blumenthal

Georgia: Raphael Warnock

Hawaii: Brian Schatz

Illinois: Tammy Duckworth

Maryland: Chris Van Hollen

Nevada: Catherine Cortez Masto

New Hampshire: Maggie Hassan

New York: Chuck Schumer

Oregon: Ron Wyden

Vermont: Patrick Leahy

Washington: Patty Murray

Republicans up for reelection in 2022:

Alabama: Richard Shelby (Retiring)

Alaska: Lisa Murkowski

Arkansas: John Boozman

Florida: Marco Rubio

Idaho: Mike Crapo

Indiana: Todd Young

Iowa: Chuck Grassley

Kansas: Jerry Moran

Kentucky: Rand Paul

Louisiana: John N. Kennedy

Missouri: Roy Blunt (Retiring)

North Carolina: Richard Burr (Retiring)

North Dakota:  John Hoeven

Ohio: Rob Portman (Retiring)

Oklahoma: James Lankford

Pennsylvania: Pat Toomey (Retiring)

South Carolina: Tim Scott

South Dakota: John Thune

Utah: Mike Lee

Wisconsin: Ron Johnson (Retiring)

Democrats up for reelection in 2024:

Arizona: Kyrsten Sinema

California: Dianne Feinstein

Connecticut: Chris Murphy

Delaware: Tom Carper

Hawaii: Mazie Hirono

Maryland: Ben Cardin

Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren

Michigan: Debbie Stabenow

Minnesota: Amy Klobuchar

Montana: Jon Tester

Nevada: Jacky Rosen

New Jersey: Bob Menendez

New Mexico: Martin Heinrich

New York: Kirsten Gillibrand

Ohio: Sherrod Brown

Pennsylvania: Bob Casey Jr.

Rhode Island: Sheldon Whitehouse

Virginia: Tim Kaine

Washington: Maria Cantwell

West Virginia: Joe Manchin

Wisconsin: Tammy Baldwin

Independents up for reelection in 2024:

Maine: Angus King

Vermont: Bernie Sanders

Republicans up for reelection in 2024:

Florida: Rick Scott

Indiana: Mike Braun

Mississippi: Roger Wicker

Missouri: Josh Hawley

Nebraska: Deb Fischer

North Dakota: Kevin Cramer

Tennessee: Marsha Blackburn

Texas: Ted Cruz

Utah: Mitt Romney

Wyoming: John Barrasso

Democrats up for reelection in 2026:

Colorado: John Hickenlooper

Delaware: Chris Coons

Georgia: Jon Ossoff

Illinois: Dick Durbin

Massachusetts: Ed Markey

Michigan: Gary Peters

Minnesota: Tina Smith

New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen

New Jersey: Cory Booker

New Mexico: Ben Ray Lujan

Oregon: Jeff Merkley

Rhode Island: Jack Reed

Virginia: Mark Warner

Republicans up for reelection in 2026:

Alabama: Tommy Tuberville

Alaska: Dan Sullivan

Arkansas: Tom Cotton

Idaho: James Risch

Iowa: Joni Ernst

Kansas: Roger Marshall

Kentucky: Mitch McConnell

Louisiana: Bill Cassidy

Maine: Susan Collins

Mississippi: Cindy Hyde-Smith

Montana: Steve Daines

Nebraska: Ben Sasse

North Carolina: Thom Tillis

Oklahoma: Jim Inhofe

South Carolina: Lindsey Graham

South Dakota: Mike Rounds

Tennessee: Bill Hagerty

Texas: John Cornyn

West Virginia: Shelley Moore Capito

Wyoming: Cynthia Lummis

Current Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

The 435 U.S. House of Representatives, along with the 100 who serve in the Senate, composes the legislature of the United States.

Elections to the United States House of Representatives were held on November 3, 2020, and since they serve two-year terms, all 435 will be up for reelection in 2022.

A member of the House is referred to as a Representative, Congressman, or Congresswoman.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives each represent a portion of their state known as a Congressional District, which averages 700,000 people. Senators, however, represent the entire state.

Under Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution, in the House of Representatives, a state’s representation is based on its population as measured by the U.S. Census.

Each state, however, is entitled to at least one Representative. For example, smaller states like Vermont and Delaware have one representative, while larger states like California have 53 representatives.

The Constitution does not provide for the representation of the District of Columbia or the territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marina Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, although each is represented by one non-voting delegate. They have a voice on the floor but have no voting power.

The House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, otherwise known as bills, which, after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the President for consideration.

The House also has the exclusive power to initiate bills for raising revenue, impeach officials, and choose the President in the event that a presidential candidate fails to get a majority of the Electoral College votes.

The House of Representatives is informally referred to as the “lower” house, while the Senate is referred to as the “upper” house.

The party with the majority of seats in the House is known as the majority party.

In the House of Representatives, the majority party holds significant power to draft chamber rules and schedule bills to reach the floor for debate and voting.

In most cases, House rules will limit debate so that important legislation can be passed during one legislative business day.

To run for House of Representatives, he or she must be at least 25 years of age, have been a citizen of the United States for at least 7 years, and at the time of the election be a resident of the state they represent.   Members are not required to live in the district they represent, but they traditionally do.

Of the current 435 members of the House, 221 are Democrats, 211 are Republicans, and there is are three vacancies (Florida District 20, Ohio District 11, and Ohio District 15).

To contact your Representative click here.

Below is the complete list of current members of the United States House of Representatives by political party and State:

DEMOCRATS

Alabama (District 7): Terri Sewell

Arizona (District 1): Tom O’Halleran

Arizona (District 2): Ann Kirkpatrick

Arizona (District 3): Raul Grijalva

Arizona (District 7): Ruben Gallego

Arizona (District 9): Greg Stanton

California (District 2): Jared Huffman

California (District 3): John Garamendi

California (District 5): Mike Thompson

California (District 6): Doris Matsui

California (District 7): Ami Bera

California (District 9): Jerry McNerney

California (District 10): Josh Harder

California (District 11): Mark DeSaulnier

California (District 12): Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the House)

California (District 13): Barbara Lee

California (District 14): Jackie Speier

California (District 15): Eric Swalwell

California (District 16): Jim Costa

California (District 17): Ro Khanna

California (District 18): Anna Eshoo

California (District 19): Zoe Lofgren

California (District 20): Jimmy Panetta

California (District 24): Salud Carbajal

California (District 26): Julia Brownley

California (District 27): Judy Chu

California (District 28): Adam Schiff

California (District 29): Tony Cardenas

California (District 30): Brad Sherman

California (District 31): Pete Aguilar

California (District 32): Grace Napolitano

California (District 33): Ted Lieu

California (District 34):  Jimmy Gomez

California (District 35): Norma Torres

California (District 36): Raul Ruiz

California (District 37): Karen Bass

California (District 38): Linda Sanchez

California (District 40): Lucille Roybal-Allard

California (District 41): Mark Takano

California (District 43): Maxine Waters

California (District 44): Nanette Barragan

California (District 45): Katie Porter

California (District 46): Lou Correa

California (District 47): Alan Lowenthal

California (District 49): Mike Levin

California (District 51): Juan Vargas

California (District 52): Scott Peters

California (District 53): Sara Jacobs

Colorado (District 1): Diana DeGette

Colorado (District 2): Joe Neguse

Colorado (District 6): Jason Crow

Colorado (District 7): Ed Perlmutter

Connecticut (District 1): John B. Larson

Connecticut (District 2): Joe Courtney

Connecticut (District 3): Rosa DeLauro

Connecticut (District 4): Jim Hines

Connecticut (District 5): Jahana Hayes

Delaware (At Large): Lisa Blunt Rochester

Florida (District 5): Al Lawson

Florida (District 7): Stephanie Murphy

Florida (District 9): Darren Soto

Florida (District 10): Val Demings

Florida (District 13): Charlie Crist

Florida (District 14): Kathy Castor

Florida (District 21): Lois Frankel

Florida (District 22): Ted Deutch

Florida (District 23): Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Florida (District 24): Frederica Wilson

Georgia (District 2): Sanford Bishop

Georgia (District 4): Hank Johnson

Georgia (District 5): Nikema Williams

Georgia (District 6): Lucy McBath

Georgia (District 7): Carolyn Bourdeaux

Georgia (District 13): David Scott

Hawaii (District 1): Ed Case

Hawaii (District 2): Kai Kahele

Illinois (District 1): Bobby Rush

Illinois (District 2): Robin Kelly

Illinois (District 3): Marie Newman

Illinois (District 4): Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

Illinois (District 5): Mike Quigley

Illinois (District 6): Sean Casten

Illinois (District 7): Danny K. Davis

Illinois (District 8): Raja Krishnamoorthi

Illinois (District 9): Jan Schakowsky

Illinois (District 10): Brad Schneider

Illinois (District 11): Bill Foster

Illinois (District 14): Lauren Underwood

Illinois (District 17): Cheri Bustos

Indiana (District 1): Frank J. Mrvan

Indiana (District 7): Andre Carson

Iowa (District 3): Cindy Axne

Kansas (District 3): Sharice Davids

Kentucky (District 3): John Yarmuth

Louisiana (District 2): Troy Carter

Maine (District 1): Chellie Pingree

Maine (District 2): Jared Golden

Maryland (District 2): Dutch Ruppersberger

Maryland (District 3): John Sarbanes

Maryland (District 4): Anthony G. Brown

Maryland (District 5): Steny Hoyer

Maryland (District 6): David Trone

Maryland (District 7): Kweisi Mfume

Maryland (District 8): Jamie Raskin

Massachusetts (District 1): Richard Neal

Massachusetts (District 2): Jim McGovern

Massachusetts (District 3): Lori Trahan

Massachusetts (District 4): Jake Auchincloss

Massachusetts (District 5): Katherine Clark

Massachusetts (District 6): Seth Moulton

Massachusetts (District 7): Ayanna Pressley

Massachusetts (District 8): Stephen F. Lynch

Massachusetts (District 9): Bill Keating

Michigan (District 5): Dan Kildee

Michigan (District 8): Elissa Slotkin

Michigan (District 9): Andy Levin

Michigan (District 11): Haley Stevens

Michigan (District 12): Debbie Dingell

Michigan (District 13): Rashida Tlaib

Michigan (District 14): Brenda Lawrence

Minnesota (District 2): Angie Craig

Minnesota (District 3): Dean Phillips

Minnesota (District 4): Betty McCollum

Minnesota (District 5): Ilan Omar

Mississippi (District 2): Bennie Thompson

Missouri (District 1): Cori Bush

Missouri (District 5): Emanuel Cleaver

Nevada (District 1): Dina Titus

Nevada (District 3): Susie Lee

Nevada (District 4): Steven Horsford

New Hampshire (District 1): Chris Pappas

New Hampshire (District 2): Ann McLane Kuster

New Jersey (District 1): Donald Norcross

New Jersey (District 3): Andy Kim

New Jersey (District 5): Josh Gottheimer

New Jersey (District 6): Frank Pallone

New Jersey (District 7): Tom Malinowski

New Jersey (District 8): Albio Sires

New Jersey (District 9): Bill Pascrell

New Jersey (District 10): Donald Payne, Jr.

New Jersey (District 11): Mikie Sherill

New Jersey (District 12): Bonnie Watson Coleman

New Mexico (District 1): Melanie Stansbury

New Mexico (District 3): Teresa Leger Fernandez

New York (District 3): Thomas Suozzi

New York (District 4): Kathleen Rice

New York (District 5): Gregory Meeks

New York (District 6): Grace Meng

New York (District 7): Nydia Velazquez

New York (District 8): Hakeem Jeffries

New York (District 9): Yvette Clarke

New York (District 10): Jerry Nadler

New York (District 12): Carolyn Maloney

New York (District 13): Adriano Espaillat

New York (District 14): Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

New York (District 15): Ritchie Torres

New York (District 16): Jamaal Bowman

New York (District 17): Mondaire Jones

New York (District 18): Sean Patrick Maloney

New York (District 19): Antonio Delgado

New York (District 20): Paul Tonko

New York (District 25): Joseph Morelle

New York (District 26): Brian Higgins

North Carolina (District 1): G.K. Butterfield

North Carolina (District 2): Deborah K. Ross

North Carolina (District 4): David Price

North Carolina (District 6): Kathy Manning

North Carolina (District 12): Alma Adams

Ohio (District 3): Joyce Beatty

Ohio (District 9): Marcy Kaptur

Ohio (District 13): Tim Ryan

Oregon (District 1): Suzanne Bonamici

Oregon (District 3) Earl Blumenauer

Oregon (District 4): Peter DeFazio

Oregon (District 5): Kurt Schrader

Pennsylvania (District 2): Brendan Boyle

Pennsylvania (District 3): Dwight Evans

Pennsylvania (District 4): Madeleine Dean

Pennsylvania (District 5): Mary Gay Scanlon

Pennsylvania (District 6): Chrissy Houlahan

Pennsylvania (District 7): Susan Wild

Pennsylvania (District 8): Matt Cartwright

Pennsylvania (District 17): Connor Lamb

Pennsylvania (District 18): Mike Doyle

Rhode Island (District 1): David Cicilline

Rhode Island (District 2): Jim Langevin

South Carolina (District 6): Jim Clyburn

Tennessee (District 5): Jim Cooper

Tennessee (District 9): Steve Cohen

Texas (District 7): Lizzie Fletcher

Texas (District 9): Al Green

Texas (District 15): Vicente Gonzalez

Texas (District 16): Veronica Escobar

Texas (District 18): Sheila Jackson Lee

Texas (District 20): Joaquin Castro

Texas (District 28): Henry Cuellar

Texas (District 29): Sylvia Garcia

Texas (District 30): Eddie Johnson

Texas (District 32): Colin Allred

Texas (District 33): Marc Veasey

Texas (District 34): Filemon Vela, Jr.

Texas (District 35): Lloyd Doggett

Vermont (At Large): Peter Welch

Virginia (District 2): Elaine Luria

Virginia (District 3): Bobby Scott

Virginia (District 4): Donald McEachin

Virginia (District 7): Abigail Spanberger

Virginia (District 8): Don Beyer

Virginia (District 10): Jennifer Wexton

Virginia (District 11): Gerry Connolly

Washington (District 1): Suzan DelBene

Washington (District 2): Rick Larsen

Washington (District 6): Derek Kilmer

Washington (District 7): Pramila Jayapal

Washington (District 8): Kim Schrier

Washington (District 9): Adam Smith

Washington (District 10): Marilyn Strickland

Wisconsin (District 2): Mark Pocan

Wisconsin (District 3): Ron Kind

Wisconsin (District 4): Gwen Moore

REPUBLICANS

Alabama (District 1): Jerry Carl

Alabama (District 2): Barry Moore

Alabama (District 3): Mike Rogers

Alabama (District 4): Robert Aderholt

Alabama (District 5): Mo Brooks

Alabama (District 6): Gary Palmer

Alaska (At Large): Don Young

Arizona (District 4): Paul Gosar

Arizona (District 5) Andy Biggs

Arizona (District 6): David Schweikert

Arizona (District 8): Debbie Lesko

Arkansas (District 1): Rick Crawford

Arkansas (District 2): French Hill

Arkansas (District 3): Steve Womack

Arkansas (District 4): Bruce Westerman

California (District 1): Doug LaMalfa

California (District 4): Tom McClintock

California (District 8): Jay Obernolte

California (District 21): David Valadao

California (District 22): Devin Nunes

California (District 23): Kevin McCarthy

California (District 25): Mike Garcia

California (District 42): Ken Calvert

California (District 48): Michelle Steel

California (District 50):  Darrell Issa

Colorado (District 3): Lauren Boebert

Colorado (District 4): Ken Buck

Colorado (District 5): Doug Lamborn

Florida (District 1): Matt Gaetz

Florida (District 2): Neal Dunn

Florida (District 3): Kat Cammack

Florida (District 4): John Rutherford

Florida (District 6): Michael Waltz

Florida (District 8): Bill Posey

Florida (District 11): Daniel Webster

Florida (District 12): Gus Bilirakis

Florida (District 15): Scott Franklin

Florida (District 16): Vern Buchanan

Florida (District 17): Greg Steube

Florida (District 18): Brian Mast

Florida (District 19): Byron Donalds

Florida (District 25): Mario Diaz-Balart

Florida (District 26): Carlos Gimenez

Florida (District 27): Maria Elvira Salazar

Georgia (District 1): Buddy Carter

Georgia (District 3): Drew Ferguson

Georgia (District 8): Austin Scott

Georgia (District 9): Andrew Clyde

Georgia (District 10): Jody Hice

Georgia (District 11): Barry Loudermilk

Georgia (District 12): Rick W. Allen

Georgia (District 14): Marjorie Taylor Greene

Idaho (District 1): Russ Fulcher

Idaho (District 2): Mike Simpson

Illinois (District 12): Mike Bost

Illinois (District 13): Rodney Davis

Illinois (District 15): Mary Miller

Illinois (District 16): Adam Kinzinger

Illinois (District 18): Darin LaHood

Indiana (District 2): Jackie Walorski

Indiana (District 3): Jim Banks

Indiana (District 4): Jim Baird

Indiana (District 5): Victoria Spartz

Indiana (District 6): Greg Pence

Indiana (District 8): Larry Bucshon

Indiana (District 9): Trey Hollingsworth

Iowa (District 1): Ashley Hinson

Iowa (District 2): Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Iowa (District 4): Randy Feenstra

Kansas (District 1): Tracey Mann

Kansas: (District 2): Jake LaTurner

Kansas: (District 4): Ron Estes

Kentucky (District 1): James Comer

Kentucky (District 2): Brett Guthrie

Kentucky (District 4): Thomas Massie

Kentucky (District 5): Hal Rogers

Kentucky (District 6): Andy Barr

Louisiana (District 1): Steve Scalise

Louisiana (District 3): Clay Higgins

Louisiana (District 4): Mike Johnson

Louisiana (District 5): Julia Letlow

Louisiana (District 6): Garret Graves

Maryland (District 1): Andy Harris

Michigan (District 1): Jack Bergman

Michigan (District 2): Bill Huizenga

Michigan (District 3): Peter Meijer

Michigan (District 4): John Moolenaar

Michigan (District 6): Fred Upton

Michigan (District 7): Tim Walberg

Michigan (District 10): Lisa McClain

Minnesota (District 1): Jim Hagedorn

Minnesota (District 6): Tom Emmer

Minnesota (District 7): Michelle Fischbach

Minnesota (District 8): Pete Stauber

Mississippi (District 1): Trent Kelly

Mississippi (District 3): Michael Guest

Mississippi (District 4): Steven Palazzo

Missouri (District 2): Ann Wagner

Missouri (District 3): Blaine Luetkemeyer

Missouri (District 4): Vicky Hartzler

Missouri (District 6): Sam Graves

Missouri (District 7): Billy Long

Missouri (District 8): Jason Smith

Montana (At Large): Matt Rosendale

Nebraska (District 1): Jeff Fortenberry

Nebraska (District 2): Don Bacon

Nebraska (District 3): Adrian Smith

Nevada (District 2): Mark Amodei

New Jersey (District 2): Jeff Van Drew

New Jersey (District 4): Chris Smith

New Mexico (District 2): Yvette Herrell

New York (District 1): Lee Zeldin

New York (District 2): Andrew Garbarino

New York (District 11): Nicole Malliotakis

New York (District 21): Elise Stefanik

New York (District 22): Claudia Tenney

New York (District 23): Tom Reed

New York (District 24): John Katko

New York (District 27): Chris Jacobs

North Carolina (District 3): Greg Murphy

North Carolina (District 5): Virginia Foxx

North Carolina (District 7): David Rouzer

North Carolina (District 8): Richard Hudson

North Carolina (District 9): Dan Bishop

North Carolina (District 10): Patrick McHenry

North Carolina (District 11): Madison Cawthorn

North Carolina (District 13): Ted Budd

North Dakota (At Large): Kelly Armstrong

Ohio (District 1): Steve Chabot

Ohio (District 2): Brad Wenstrup

Ohio (District 4): Jim Jordan

Ohio (District 5): Bob Latta

Ohio (District 6): Bill Johnson

Ohio (District 7): Bob Gibbs

Ohio (District 8): Warren Davidson

Ohio (District 10): Mike Turner

Ohio (District 12): Troy Balderson

Ohio (District 14): David Joyce

Ohio (District 16): Anthony Gonzalez

Oklahoma (District 1): Kevin Hern

Oklahoma (District 2): Markwayne Mullin

Oklahoma (District 3): Frank Lucas

Oklahoma (District 4): Tom Cole

Oklahoma (District 5): Stephanie Bice

Oregon (District 2): Cliff Bentz

Pennsylvania (District 1): Brian Fitzpatrick

Pennsylvania (District 9): Dan Meuser

Pennsylvania (District 10): Scott Perry

Pennsylvania (District 11): Lloyd Smucker

Pennsylvania (District 12): Fred Keller

Pennsylvania (District 13): John Joyce

Pennsylvania (District 14): Guy Reschenthaler

Pennsylvania (District 15): Glenn Thompson

Pennsylvania (District 16): Mike Kelly

South Carolina (District 1): Nancy Mace

South Carolina (District 2): Joe Wilson

South Carolina (District 3): Jeff Duncan

South Carolina (District 4): William Timmons

South Carolina (District 5): Ralph Norman

South Carolina (District 7): Tom Rice

South Dakota (At Large): Dusty Johnson

Tennessee (District 1): Diana Harshbarger

Tennessee (District 2): Tim Burchett

Tennessee (District 3): Chuck Fleischmann

Tennessee (District 4): Scott DesJarlais

Tennessee (District 6): John Rose

Tennessee (District 7): Mark E. Green

Tennessee (District 8): David Kustoff

Texas (District 1): Louie Gohmert

Texas (District 2): Dan Crenshaw

Texas (District 3): Van Taylor

Texas (District 4): Pat Fallon

Texas (District 5): Lance Gooden

Texas (District 6): Jake Ellzey

Texas (District 8): Kevin Brady

Texas (District 10): Michael McCaul

Texas (District 11): August Pfluger

Texas (District 12): Kay Granger

Texas (District 13): Ronny Jackson

Texas (District 14): Randy Weber

Texas (District 17): Pete Sessions

Texas (District 19): Jodey Arrington

Texas (District 21): Chip Roy

Texas (District 22): Troy Nehls

Texas (District 23): Tony Gonzales

Texas (District 24): Beth Van Duyne

Texas (District 25): Roger Williams

Texas (District 26): Michael Burgess

Texas (District 27): Michael Cloud

Texas (District 31): John Carter

Texas (District 36): Brian Babin

Utah (District 1): Blake Moore

Utah (District 2): Chris Stewart

Utah (District 3): John Curtis

Utah (District 4): Burgess Owens

Virginia (District 1): Rob Wittman

Virginia (District 5): Bob Good

Virginia (District 6): Ben Cline

Virginia (District 9): Morgan Griffith

Washington (District 3): Jaime Herrera Beutler

Washington (District 4): Dan Newhouse

Washington (District 5): Cathy McMorris Rodgers

West Virginia (District 1): David McKinley

West Virginia (District 2): Alex Mooney

West Virginia (District 3): Carol Miller

Wisconsin (District 1): Bryan Steil

Wisconsin (District 5): Scott Fitzgerald

Wisconsin (District 6): Glenn Grothman

Wisconsin (District 7): Tom Tiffany

Wisconsin (District 8): Mike Gallagher

Wyoming (At Large): Liz Cheney

DELEGATES (They have a voice on the floor, but no voting power.)

American Samoa: (Republican) Aumua Amata Radewagen

District of Columbia: (Democrat) Eleanor Holmes Norton

Guam: (Democrat) Michael San Nicolas

Northern Mariana Islands: (Independent) Gregorio Sablan

Puerto Rico: (Republican) Jenniffer Gonzalez

U.S. Virgin Islands: (Democrat) Stacey Plaskett

Disillusioned Trumpite Blues

Woody Logan, who wrote this poem/song, reached out to me last Saturday.

I’m not bragging when I say that I get a ton of emails, story ideas, songs, poems—a whole gamut of emotional material.

But I have to say that when I read Woody’s lyrics, they got to me on so many levels.

And the guy is so humble and wants you to know that “Admittedly I sing horribly. Perhaps somebody can do it better.”

His singing ability was of no relevance to me.

His words, his plight, his poetic verse showed me a side of the “other side” I have never understood, or dare I say, embraced before.

Woody has laid his poem down as a blues song in two versions. The Short Sampler (3 minutes) and the Full Epic (21 minutes), both of which I have included at the end of this blog post.

I’ll let Woody’s poem/song speak for itself, except I can’t help but highlight the lyrics that hit me the hardest.

Like:

“Throughout the ages, when the gap between haves and have-nots. Gets intolerable, and the blue collars don’t have a lot. There is a revolution, that puts the privileged on the trot.”

Or:

“I’ve also realized, I was becoming a person of hate. But hate’s not a human condition, it springs from a fearful state. So facing our challenges with courage, can make our Nation great.”

And:

“Our man promised he would even out the quid, yes we knew he’s evil, but that’s how desperate we had slid.”

And this:

“T’was on a Fox news program, that I saw something on his wall. It was a gilded frame, there to see for all. “Kill The Messenger” in big letters, for me it was a wake-up call.”

I ask you to please take the time to read the poem in its entirety by the talented Woody Logan.

Disillusioned Trumpite Blues

When it comes to voting, I really don’t have a plan.
There’s nothing to consider, just go vote Republican.
That’s my obligation, and so I just do what I can.

But now I’m having trouble, thinkin’ ‘bout who I did choose.
I was all for him, didn’t want the man to lose.
What have I done, got the disillusioned Trumpite blues.

First it was funny, not one journalist figured it out.
Why he was elected, what was it all about.
If they had studied history, there was no need for them to pout.

Throughout the ages, when the gap between haves and have-nots.
Gets intolerable, and the blue collars don’t have a lot.
There is a revolution, that puts the privileged on the trot.

This is the main reason, we voted just like we did.
Because our man promised, that he would even out the quid.
Yes we knew he’s evil, but that’s how desperate we had slid.

Like a good Republican, he was the master of the FUD factor.
Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt, he deployed like a skilled transactor.
Journalists and politicians, spent every day trying to decipher.

Even though psychiatrists, predicted it in a big book.
That his narcissism without empathy, was very much like a crook.
He kept them running in circles, just by spouting gobbledygook.

While government in America, was like a three-legged stool.
Executive, Congressional, Judicial, that’s how we did rule.
He made it one leg, two-braces, that’s how he did retool.

He’d disagree with what you said, and your right to say it.
Refitting facts to his words, was something he did quite a bit.
This pleased the Trumpites, who said he had a lot of grit.

Manipulating the media, was keeping his base entertained.
Even though his credibility, was getting very stained.
That’s why we loved him, and why our loyalty remained.

Slowly but surely, the wool has been pulled from my eyes.
I started to see a glimmer, that Trump was not all blue skies.
His promises aren’t being delivered, no matter how hard he tries.

T’was on a Fox news program, that I saw something on his wall.
It was a gilded frame, there to see for all.
“Kill The Messenger” in big letters, for me it was a wake-up call.

As a born-again Christian, conflict crept into my mind.
“What would Jesus do?” was absent, I started to see, where once I was blind.
We Trumpites are good hearted, but our leader he is unkind.

I started paying attention, to what the “others” did say.
Things like the following, filled me with great dismay.
I started to question, had I been led astray?

We Trumpites need to ask ourselves these questions, as time is running out:
+ Is he a national health crisis? Psychotherapy is up 400%.
+ Is he smarter than any general?
+ Did he never mature beyond 14?
+ Does he use circular logic or irrational logic?
+ Will it take decades for America to recover?
+ Are decades of social and civil advances being reversed?
+ Have hate crimes quadrupled since he took office?
+ How is he doing on promised deliverables?
+ Did Mexico pay for a wall?
+ Is the way to defeat the virus to stop testing for it, as he said?
+ How many of his efforts have been reversed, cancelled, or overturned?
+ Is he all talk and no action?
+ Does he belittle everybody who has a different opinion?
+ Why does he claim no responsibility for anything that happens?
+ Is he showing symptoms of mental deterioration?
+ Are we being led by a lunatic?
+ Are all of his problems self-induced?
+ Why do his enablers do it?
+ Does he believe exercise is bad for you?
+ Are we Trumpites just jingoistic flag-waving sheep?
+ Does America really not have room for refugees?
+ Is restricting voter rights a good Republican strategy? Must we cheat to win?
+ Has he earned the right to another four years?
+ Can America move forward while looking backward?
+ Did he make America great?

Then I heard the report, from his wives all three.
Their marriages were never consummated, on wedding nights you see.
He’d just sit on the edge of the bed, and tell them how good it would be.

“He’s a blithering idiot”, said my friend who is no chump.
What does that mean I thought, I really was in a stump.
When I looked it up in a dictionary, all it said was “See Trump”.

Then did I finally notice, reoccurring before our eyes.
With each and every issue, regarding Trump that did arise.
A 3D plan of action: Deny then Distract then Decriminalize.

What’s wrong with me I wondered, with conflict in my mind.
Look up “Cognitive Dissonance”, said a caring friend of mine.
And that human condition, pretty much explains it fine.

It’s said he never reads a book, nor listens to anybody around.
So when he marched to a church, and held the bible upside down.
I had to wonder, is he the biggest hypocrite in town.

We Republicans for years, have claimed the moral high ground.
But Trump preaches intolerance, not the love we consider sound.
What are the consequences, are we no longer heaven bound?

I’ve also realized, I was becoming a person of hate.
But hate’s not a human condition, it springs from a fearful state.
So facing our challenges with courage, can make our Nation great.

I’m not saying that I’m well now. Mixed emotions carry on.
But I’ve switched to Independent, and to you I call upon.
Be a free thinking person. Be smarter from now on.

Stop being narrow minded. Pull your head out from the sand.
Deploy your Christian values. History helps you understand.
Apply the golden rule, like Jesus did command.

If you are having trouble, thinkin’ ‘bout who you did choose.
We’re all in this together, what more can we really lose?
We can rise above the fray and stop those disillusioned Trumpite blues.

Short Sampler (3 mins) …… https://youtu.be/7g78vibyEe8

Full Epic (21 mins) …………… https://youtu.be/knYBFEENG4c

Turkish Soldiers Drove My Grandparents out of Syria in 1920

Turkey recently launched a ground and air assault against a Syrian militia that has been a crucial American ally in the fight against ISIS, days after President Trump agreed to let the operation proceed.

My maternal French grandmother would often say:

“Plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose.”

Translation: The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.

I heard heartbreaking stories about my Syrian grandparents from my paternal aunts and uncle.

All three spoke chillingly of ethnic cleansing.

From approximately 1914 to 1923, terrified Syrian Christians, Syrian Jews, and Armenians were forced by the Turks into hard labor, murdered, raped, robbed, starved, and if they were lucky, deported.

They were called Ottoman soldiers from the Republic of Turkey back then.

My uncle once described the horrific experiences his parents went through as the “Turkification” of Syrian border towns and villages.

Turkification gave the bad guys the license to expel, kill, and destroy anything or anyone non-Turkish.

Christians and Jews were seen as a danger to the integrity of the Ottoman Empire.

An inconvenience.

The Ottoman soldiers were systematic, and the killings were well organized and state-sponsored.

They needed to clear out their border, and so they did. The Turkish government denies that they slaughtered innocent men, women, and children, but they lie.

Hearing Trump’s words: “They had terrorists, they had a lot of people in there they couldn’t have …. and they had to have it cleaned out” gave me the chills.

The president of the United States called for northern Kurdish Syria to be “cleaned out.”

They’re at it again, I thought to myself, but this time with the assistance and blessing of my president.

When is enough enough? Have we as a country no shame? Where is the outrage? Why are we not taking to the streets?        

These were my thoughts as Trump spewed his hateful words.

According to my uncle, my Syrian grandmother was either Christian or Jewish.  She had sisters who were raped and slaughtered, although he doesn’t know how many sisters she had. She hid and somehow escaped to France as did one brother.

I still have so many questions.

Did my grandmother have more than one brother? How many sisters did she have? What happened to her parents?

My grandfather was a Syrian Christian who saw the writing on the wall.

The Turks wanted to clear Turkish soil of Christians, including the Syrian border, and he was on the run.

My grandparents were from an area called Suedeyeh in the Hatay Province, although I’m not sure of the spelling.

But what I am sure of is that Turkey eventually annexed the Hatay province and after the area was cleaned out, Suedeyeh was no longer part of Syria and renamed Samandag.

Were it not for my grandmother and grandfather’s escape to France and then to the United States; I wouldn’t exist.

I recently read that there were a lot of German officers in Turkey during the massacres of the Syrian Jews, Syrian Christians, and the Armenians, who in WWI went back to Germany.

What happened in Turkey left an indelible impression on the German officers and many of them ended up in the Nazi party.

And we all know how that ended.

White Nationalists Are Winning

Below is a recent white supremacist attack you’ll probably never hear about.

Early Wednesday morning, on August 7, a house exploded and burned to the ground in Sterling Ohio.

Officials investigating the incident found a swastika and an anti-black slur painted on the garage.

The homeowners who were thankfully not in the house at the time, are an interracial couple who lived there for 23 years.

The wife was quoted as saying: We decided that whatever happens, we’re not rebuilding here.”

To quote Trump: “We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.”

To Joe Biden: Don’t Touch and Don’t Joke

I decided to write this blog post for two reasons:

#1: My Republican friends are angry, and rightly so.

#2: As a MeToo I can’t tolerate stupid.

Plus, does Joe Biden think his inappropriate touching is funny?

I don’t know about any of you, but the above photo that I chose for this blog post is especially creepy. It makes my skin crawl.

First off, these two biker guys from Ohio don’t know what the heck to do.

The guy on the left is rolling his eyes at the guy on the right.

And the guy on the right, is side-eyeing the whole seedy scene, like WTF?

And secondly, is this woman married to one of these guys????

I don’t know about you, but if I were her significant other, I’d be extremely annoyed.

Extremely annoyed is putting it mildly.

I mean, back off Joe.

So, in answer to my friend Ken’s VERY valid question:

“And by the way America this picture is OK because the creepy old white guy is a Democrat where is #MeToo?”

I can’t answer for every #MeToo, but I’m here Ken, and Joe needs to back off.

But I am still going to vote for Biden because…

…well Biden vs Trump?

That’s a no brainer for me.

I would first like to say this about that:

ARE THERE NO PEEPS UNDER 70 THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DEEM QUALIFIED?

And another thing.

I wish Trump would quit.

Oh, wait. Trump can’t quit.

Because if he does, he’ll probably get indicted.

Sad.

Anyway, let’s get back to Biden.

Seriously Joe?

You see the photos.

Don’t you think they look creepy?

Do yourself a favor.

I know you’re a good guy.

And I know you mean well.

But puleeze, exercise some self-control.

AND STOP TOUCHING PEOPLE.

And don’t try to make a joke out of it.

Because inappropriate touching is not funny.

Oh, and as far as asking if it’s okay to touch someone.

You think asking and having someone say yes makes it okay?

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It doesn’t make it okay.

Because if you ask, they will probably say yes, even though they don’t mean yes and even though they really mean no.

YES IN MANY CASES MEANS NO.

To Joe:

YOU’RE POWERFUL, SO PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO SAY NO TO JOE.

Stop asking, and stop touching.

And above all, stop joking about it.

Joe,

PLEASE.

I have a lot of respect for you.

For a lot of reasons.

You’ve been a stand-up guy.

So do the right thing.

Don’t touch, and don’t joke.

The NRA and Russia

“The National Rifle Association is setting aside years of documents related to its interactions with a Kremlin-linked banker, as the gun-rights group appears to be bracing for a possible investigation, according to sources familiar with the situation.” – CNN, 4/27/18

The FBI is purportedly investigating whether Alexander Torshin, a top Russian banker and ally to Vladimir Putin, illegally funneled money to the NRA to help sway the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.

Additionally, at least three congressional committees are probing Russia’s 2016 operations and have also shown an interest in Torshin, who is a lifetime NRA member and has attended several of its annual conventions.

The NRA has fought every meaningful attempt at gun reform. Now, it appears that they may have broken the law. But Republicans in Congress don’t seem to care. And neither do Trump or Pence.

Now the NRA is bracing for an investigation into possible campaign finance violations with Russia, and yet many Republicans in Congress still take their money.

This from Bloomberg News back in August 2016:

“Torshin, a leading figure in Putin’s party, has been implicated in money laundering by judicial authorities in Spain. … Spanish investigators alleged in an almost 500-page internal report that Torshin… capitalized on his government role to assist mobsters laundering funds through Spanish properties and banks.”

A summary of the report obtained by McClatchy DC Bureau linked Torshin to Russian money laundering and described him as a godfather in a Russian criminal organization known as the Taganskaya.

According to McClatchy DC Bureau in January 2018:

“FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of …  the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said. It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections. The NRA reported spending a record $55 million on the 2016 elections, including $30 million to support Trump – triple what the group devoted to backing Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race. Most of that was money was spent by an arm of the NRA that is not required to disclose its donors.”

According to NPR in March 2018:

“A prominent Kremlin-linked Russian politician has methodically cultivated ties with leaders of the National Rifle Association and documented efforts in real time over six years to leverage those connections and gain deeper access into American politics, NPR has learned. Russian politician Alexander Torshin said his ties to the NRA provided him access to Donald Trump — and the opportunity to serve as a foreign election observer in the United States during the 2012 election.”

According to Business Insider in March 2018:

“The National Rifle Association is fielding a growing number of questions about its ties to Alexander Torshin…  who has been described as “President Putin’s emissary” in the US … said that he knew President Donald Trump through the NRA.”

According to Mother Jones in the May/June Issue 2018:

“Now attention is focused around a middle-aged Russian central bank official and a photogenic young gun activist from Siberia who share several passions: posing with assault rifles, making connections with Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates, and publicizing their travels between Moscow and America on social media. Alexander Torshin and his protégé Maria Butina also share an extraordinary status with America’s largest gun lobbying group, according to Torshin: “Today in NRA (USA) I know only 2 people from the Russian Federation with the status of ‘Life Member’: Maria Butina and I,” he tweeted the day after Donald Trump was elected president.”

We all know what happened to Maria Butina.

 

NRA Money to Congress

Follow the Cash and Make a Change in 2020.

I pulled this information back in February of 2018, but I still think it’s relevant.

The survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting may possibly be the most formidable foes the NRA will face.

If they want to make a difference, they need to convince other young people to vote against Members of Congress who accept money from the NRA. Young people often fail to take part in elections. Will the Parkland, Florida deaths +2 finally change that?

Until members of Congress love our children more than they hate giving up their money from the NRA, school shootings will never stop.

The NRA jumps through political loop-holes and goes to untiring lengths to defend the right to bear arms at any cost.

In the 2016 election alone, the NRA spent $11,438,118 to support Donald Trump and another $19,756,346 to oppose Hillary Clinton. That was a whopping $30 million just for Trump.

In April 2017, at the NRA’s annual convention, Trump pledged his allegiance, not to the American flag, but to the NRA, when he said this: “You came through big for me, and I am going to come through for you. The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.”

In total, the NRA spent $51,854,687 during the 2016 federal election cycle.

Additionally, the FBI is reportedly investigating whether the NRA helped funnel and launder money from a Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin to the Trump campaign in 2016.

No wonder the Republicans are in power.

The NRA is in constant snail and email contact with their five million members, mostly to let them know who’s good on the Second Amendment and who’s not.

If the NRA deems any candidate a threat, and/or if any candidate waivers in their support for gun rights, the NRA turns on them, uses intimidation tactics, and targets them during their election bid.

If our leaders cross the NRA, they will never forget, and reprisals will quickly follow.

But if our leaders cross the gun violence prevention movement, there are zero consequences, so it’s an easy decision for those in power who want to stay in power.

They go with the money. And they never bite the NRA hand that feeds them—no matter how many innocent Americans are massacred.

Speaking of money, the NRA stuffs its coffers from two primary sources: membership dues and outside supporters like the Koch family, Freedom Partners and Smith and Wesson.

But it’s the NRA members who bolster their agenda. They are like sheep and are wholly complicit and eagerly willing to follow NRA orders. When the NRA instructs their members to do something, they do it.

And the NRA’s expenditures for these edicts don’t need to be disclosed because they fall into the category of a membership-based group communicating with its members.

The NRA doesn’t care about the slaughtering of our children.

The NRA cares only about their power.

They want to win at any cost.

And winners they are. The NRA had a 73.3 percent success rate by candidate in 2016. They won bigly.

They are laser focused on opposing virtually every form of gun regulation, including restrictions on owning assault weapons, prohibiting people on no-fly and terrorism watch lists from purchasing guns, age restrictions, retention of databases of gun purchases, background checks on purchasers at gun shows and changes in the registration of firearms.

On December 14, 2012, deranged Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and slaughtered 20 children and six adults with an AR-15-style rifle. Since Newtown, over 100 pieces of gun legislation have failed in Congress. Not one reform has passed.

As the horrifying Florida shooting was unfolding, the NRA was on Twitter busily urging people to “Buy your loved one a gun.”

The information used for the NRA funding below was pulled from the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit, nonpartisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy. It maintains a public online database of its information at https://www.opensecrets.org/.

The NRA funding includes direct contributions, contributions from the NRA Political Victory Fund and NRA employees, as well as independent expenditure support.

There are a total of 535 Members of Congress. 100 serve in the U.S. Senate, and 435 serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Elections to the U.S. House of Representatives will be held on November 3, 2020.

All 435 seats will be up for election and relevant information by State and by District can be found below.

The U.S. Senate information is included as well.

Let’s follow the NRA money based on my research back on February 28, 2018.

Note: Dollar figures are career totals going back to 1989. Senator John McCain received the bulk of his donations as the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. For all Congress members, the total includes direct campaign contributions, outside money spent on behalf of candidates from the N.R.A.’s Political Action Committees, and funding from the N.R.A.’s 501(c)(4) social welfare arm.

ALABAMA

(District 1): REP. Bradley Byrne, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $9,000

(District 2): REP. Martha Roby, Republican Current age: 41 NRA Funding $14,048

(District 3): REP. Mike Rogers, Republican Current age: 59 NRA Funding $45,850

(District 4): REP. Robert Aderholt, Republican Current age: 52 NRA Funding $73,042

(District 5): REP. Mo Brooks, Republican Current age: 63 NRA Funding $7,000

(District 6): REP. Gary Palmer, Republican Current age: 63 NRA Funding $19,450

(District 7): REP. Terri Sewell Democrat, Current age: 52 NRA Funding $0

ALABAMA SENATOR DOUG JONES, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

ALABAMA SENATOR RICHARD SHELBY, Republican, NRA Funding $259,464

# # #

ALASKA (At Large): Don Young, Republican Current age: 84 NRA Funding $246,285

ALASKA SENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI, Republican, NRA Funding $141,536

ALASKA SENATOR DAN SULLIVAN, Republican, NRA Funding $565

ARIZONA

(District 1): REP. Tom O’Halleran, Democrat Current age: 71 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Martha McSally, Republican Current age: 51 NRA Funding $124,437

(District 3): REP. Raul Grijalva, Democrat Current age: 69 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Paul Gosar, Republican Current age: 59 NRA Funding $22,389

(District 5) Andy Biggs, Republican Current age: 59 NRA Funding $5,000

(District 6): David Schweikert, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $77,687

(District 7): Ruben Gallego, Democrat Current age: 38 NRA Funding $0

(District 8): Trent Franks, Republican Current age: 60 NRA Funding $25,750 – Franks resigned on December 8, 2017, amid sexual allegations.

(District 9): Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat Current age: 41 NRA Funding $0

ARIZONA SENATOR JEFF FLAKE, Republican, Current age: 54 NRA Funding $365,302 – In October 2017, Flake announced that he would not seek re-election in 2018. Flake won by 48% in 2012.

ARIZONA SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, Republican, NRA Funding $7,740,521

# # #

ARKANSAS

(District 1): Rick Crawford, Republican Current age: 51 NRA Funding $15,235

(District 2): French Hill, Republican Current age: 61 NRA Funding $1,089,477

(District 3): Steve Womack, Republican Current age: 60 NRA Funding $24,150

(District 4): Bruce Westerman, Republican Current age: 61 NRA Funding $10,500

ARKANSAS SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN, Republican, NRA Funding $82,352

ARKANSAS SENATOR TOM COTTON, Republican, NRA Funding $1,968,714 

# # #

CALIFORNIA

(District 1): Doug LaMalfa, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $13,500

(District 2): Jared Huffman, Democrat Current age: 53 NRA Funding $0

(District 3): John Garamendi, Democrat Current age: 72 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Tom McClintock, Republican Current age: 61 NRA Funding $95,156

(District 5): Mike Thompson, Democrat Current age: 66 NRA Funding $50,379

(District 6): Doris Matsui, Democrat Current age: 73 NRA Funding $0

(District 7): Ami Bera, Democrat Current age: 52 NRA Funding $0

(District 8): Paul Cook, Republican Current age: 74 NRA Funding $16,100

(District 9): Jerry McNerney, Democrat Current age: 66 NRA Funding $0

(District 10): Jeff Denham, Republican Current age: 50 NRA Funding $62,900

(District 11): Mark DeSaulnier, Democrat Current age: 65 NRA Funding $0

(District 12): Nancy Pelosi Democrat (House Minority Leader), Current age: 77 NRA Funding $0

(District 13): Barbara Lee, Democrat Current age: 71 NRA Funding $0

(District 14): Jackie Speier, Democrat Current age: 67 NRA Funding $0

(District 15): Eric Swalwell, Democrat Current age: 37 NRA Funding $0

(District 16): Jim Costa, Democrat Current age: 65 NRA Funding $2,900

(District 17): Ro Khanna, Democrat Current age: 41 NRA Funding $0

(District 18): Anna Eshoo, Democrat Current age: 75 NRA Funding $0

(District 19): Zoe Lofgren, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $0

(District 20): Jimmy Panetta, Democrat Current age: 48 NRA Funding $0

(District 21): David Valadao, Republican Current age: 40 NRA Funding $51,428

(District 22): Devin Nunes, Republican Current age: 44 NRA Funding $37,450

(District 23): Kevin McCarthy Republican (House Majority Leader), Current age: 52 NRA Funding $86,850

(District 24): Salud Carbajal, Democrat Current age: 53 NRA Funding $0

(District 25): Steve Knight, Republican Current age: 51 NRA Funding $13,487

(District 26): Julia Brownley, Democrat Current age: 65 NRA Funding $0

(District 27): Judy Chu, Democrat Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

(District 28): Adam Schiff, Democrat Current age: 57 NRA Funding $0

(District 29): Tony Cardenas, Democrat Current age: 54 NRA Funding $0

(District 30): Brad Sherman, Democrat Current age: 63 NRA Funding $0

(District 31): Pete Aguilar, Democrat Current age: 38 NRA Funding $0

(District 32): Grace Napolitano, Democrat Current age: 81 NRA Funding $0

(District 33): Ted Lieu, Democrat Current age: 48 NRA Funding $0

(District 34):  Jimmy Gomez, Democrat Current Age: 43 NRA Funding $0

(District 35): Norma Torres, Democrat Current age: 52 NRA Funding $0

(District 36): Raul Ruiz, Democrat Current age: 45 NRA Funding $0

(District 37): Karen Bass, Democrat Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

(District 38): Linda Sanchez, Democrat Current age: 48 NRA Funding $0

(District 39): Ed Royce, Republican Current age: 66 NRA Funding $111,120 – On Jan. 8, 2018, Royce announced that he would not seek re-election.

(District 40): Lucille Roybal-Allard, Democrat Current age: 76 NRA Funding $0

(District 41): Mark Takano, Democrat Current age: 57 NRA Funding $0

(District 42): Ken Calvert, Republican Current age: 64 NRA Funding $147,166

(District 43): Maxine Waters, Democrat Current age: 79 NRA Funding $0

(District 44): Nanette Barragan, Democrat Current age: 41 NRA Funding $0

(District 45): Mimi Walters, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $19,650

(District 46): Lou Correa, Democrat Current age: 59 NRA Funding $0

(District 47): Alan Lowenthal, Democrat Current age: 76 NRA Funding $0

(District 48): Dana Rohrabacher, Republican Current age: 70 NRA Funding $42,150

(District 49): Darrell Issa, Republican Current age: 64 NRA Funding $54,270 – Issa announced on January 10, 2018, that he will retire at the end of his term in 2018. Issa beat his Democratic challenger, Douglas Applegate, by less than one percentage point. This seat was seen as a toss-up that could potentially go to a Democrat in 2018, even before Issa’s retirement announcement. Issa is reportedly considering running for Rep. Duncan Hunter’s seat, should the Republican decide to retire.

(District 50):  Duncan D. Hunter, Republican Current age: 41 NRA Funding $81,959

(District 51): Juan Vargas, Democrat Current age: 56 NRA Funding $0

(District 52): Scott Peters, Democrat Current age: 59 NRA Funding $0

(District 53): Susan Davis, Democrat Current age: 73 NRA Funding $0

CALIFORNIA SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN, Democrat, Current age: 83 NRA Funding $0 – Intent for 2018 unknown.  Feinstein won by 63% in 2012.

CALIFORNIA SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS, Democrat, NRA Funding $0 

# # #

COLORADO

(District 1): Diana DeGette, Democrat Current age: 60 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Jared Polis, Democrat Current age: 42 NRA Funding $0

(District 3): Scott Tipton, Republican Current age: 61 NRA Funding $105,214

(District 4): Ken Buck, Republican Current age: 58 NRA Funding $838,315

(District 5): Doug Lamborn, Republican Current age: 63 NRA Funding $45,440

(District 6): Mike Coffman, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $112,054

(District 7): Ed Perlmutter, Democrat Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

COLORADO SENATOR MICHAEL BENNET, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

COLORADO SENATOR CORY GARDNER, Republican, NRA Funding $3,879,064 

# # #

CONNECTICUT

(District 1): John B. Larson, Democrat Current age: 69 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Joe Courtney, Democrat Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

(District 3): Rosa DeLauro, Democrat Current age: 74 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Jim Hines, Democrat Current age: 51 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): Elizabeth Esty, Democrat Current age: 58 NRA Funding $0

CONNECTICUT SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

CONNECTICUT SENATOR CHRISTOPHER MURPHY, Democrat, Current age: 43 NRA Funding $0 – Murphy is running in 2018.  Murphy won by 55% in 2012.

# # #

DELAWARE (At Large): Lisa Blunt Rochester, Democrat Current age: 55 NRA Funding $0

DELAWARE SENATOR THOMAS CARPER, Democrat, Current age: 70 NRA Funding $0 – His intent for 2018 is unknown. Carper won by 66% in 2012.

DELAWARE SENATOR CHRISTOPHER COONS, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

# # #

FLORIDA

(District 1): Matt Gaetz, Republican Current age: 35 NRA Funding $3,000

(District 2): Neal Dunn, Republican Current age: 64 NRA Funding $6,000

(District 3): Ted Yoho, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $16,410

(District 4): John Rutherford, Republican Current age: 65 NRA Funding $3,200

(District 5): Al Lawson, Democrat Current age: 69 NRA Funding $2,500

(District 6): Ron DeSantis, Republican Current age: 39 NRA Funding $27,529 – (DeSantis officially launched his bid for governor in January 2018.)

(District 7): Stephanie Murphy, Democrat Current age: 39 NRA Funding $0

(District 8): Bill Posey, Republican Current age: 70 NRA Funding $16,800

(District 9): Darren Soto, Democrat Current age: 39 NRA Funding $0

(District 10): Val Demings, Democrat Current age: 60 NRA Funding $0

(District 11): Daniel Webster, Republican Current age: 68 NRA Funding $37,788

(District 12): Gus Bilirakis, Republican Current age: 54 NRA Funding $24,150

(District 13): Charlie Crist, Democrat Current age: 61 NRA Funding $12,900

(District 14): Kathy Castor, Democrat current age: 51 NRA Funding $0

(District 15): Dennis Ross, Republican Current age: 58 NRA Funding $35,250

(District 16): Vern Buchanan, Republican Current age: 66 NRA Funding $21,037

(District 17): Tom Rooney, Republican Current age: 47 NRA Funding $29,232  – Rooney is not seeking reelection. Rooney was reportedly deeply affected by the shooting at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game in June 2017.

(District 18): Brian Mast, Republican Current age: 36 NRA Funding $32,519

(District 19): Francis Rooney, Republican Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

(District 20): Alcee Hastings, Democrat Current age: 81 NRA Funding $10,900

(District 21): Ted Deutch, Democrat Current age: 51 NRA Funding $0

(District 22): Lois Frankel, Democrat Current age: 69 NRA Funding $0

(District 23): Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat Current age: 51 NRA Funding $0

(District 24): Frederica Wilson, Democrat Current age: 75 NRA Funding $0

(District 25): Mario Diaz-Balart, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $37,450

(District 26): Carlos Curbelo, Republican Current age: 37 NRA Funding $20,150

(District 27): Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican Current age: 65 NRA Funding $2,000 – (Ross announced on April 30, 2017, that she would not seek re-election.)

FLORIDA SENATOR BILL NELSON, Democrat, Current Age: 74 NRA Funding $0 – Nelson is running in 2018. Nelson won by 55% in 2012.

FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO, Republican, NRA Funding $3,303,355

# # #

GEORGIA

Georgia (District 1): Buddy Carter, Republican Current age: 60 NRA Funding $12,300

(District 2): Sanford Bishop, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $58,815

Georgia (District 3): Drew Ferguson, Republican Current age: 51 NRA Funding $3,250

(District 4): Hank Johnson, Democrat Current age: 63 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): John Lewis, Democrat Current age: 77 NRA Funding $0

Georgia (District 6): Karen Handel, Republican Current Age: 56 NRA Funding $24,997

Georgia (District 7): Rob Woodall, Republican Current age: 47 NRA Funding $4,000

Georgia (District 8): Austin Scott, Republican Current age: 48 NRA Funding $26,586

Georgia (District 9): Doug Collins, Republican Current age: 51 NRA Funding $11,140

Georgia (District 10): Jody Hice, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $25,967

Georgia (District 11): Barry Loudermilk, Republican Current age: 54 NRA Funding $19,900

Georgia (District 12): Rick W. Allen, Republican Current age: 66 NRA Funding $4,000

(District 13): David Scott, Democrat Current age: 71 NRA Funding $0

Georgia (District 14): Tom Graves, Republican Current age: 47 NRA Funding $36,150

GEORGIA SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON, Republican, NRA Funding $130,809

GEORGIA SENATOR DAVID PERDUE, Republican, NRA Funding $1,825,006

# # #

HAWAII

(District 1): Colleen Hanabusa, Democrat Current age: 66 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat Current age: 36 NRA Funding $0

HAWAII SENATOR MAZIE HIRONO, Democrat, Current age: 69 NRA Funding $0 – Running in 2018. Hirono won by 63% in 2012.

HAWAII SENATOR BRIAN SCHATZ, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

# # #

IDAHO

(District 1): Raul Labrador, Republican Current age: 50 NRA Funding $21,550 – Labrador announced in 2017 that he would finish out his current term but then run for governor of Idaho in 2018. Labrador is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus.

(District 2): Mike Simpson, Republican Current age: 67 NRA Funding $385,731

IDAHO SENATOR MIKE CRAPO, Republican, NRA Funding $81,840

IDAHO SENATOR JAMES RISCH, Republican, NRA Funding $18,850

# # #

ILLINOIS

(District 1): Bobby Rush, Democrat Current age: 71 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Robin Kelly, Democrat Current age: 61 NRA Funding $0

(District 3): Dan Lipinski, Democrat Current age: 51 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Luis Gutierrez, Democrat Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): Mike Quigley, Democrat Current age: 58 NRA Funding $0

(District 6): Peter Roskam, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $48,200

(District 7): Danny K. Davis, Democrat Current age: 76 NRA Funding $0

(District 8): Raja Krishnamoorthi, Democrat Current age: 44 NRA Funding $0

(District 9): Jan Schakowsky, Democrat Current age: 73 NRA Funding $0

(District 10): Brad Schneider, Democrat Current age: 56 NRA Funding $0

(District 11): Bill Foster, Democrat Current age: 62 NRA Funding $0

(District 12): Mike Bost, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $22,906

(District 13): Rodney Davis, Republican Current age: 47 NRA Funding $45,269

(District 14): Randy Hultgren, Republican Current age: 51 NRA Funding $17,000

(District 15): John Shimkus, Republican Current age: 59 NRA Funding $59,304

(District 16): Adam Kinzinger, Republican Current age: 39 NRA Funding $19,800

(District 17): Cheri Bustos, Democrat Current age: 56 NRA Funding $0

(District 18): Darin LaHood, Republican Current age: 49 NRA Funding $17,990

ILLINOIS SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

ILLINOIS SENATOR RICHARD DURBIN, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

# # #

INDIANA

(District 1): Pete Visclosky, Democrat Current age: 68 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Jackie Walorski, Republican Current age: 54 NRA Funding $22,903

(District 3): Jim Banks, Republican Current age: 38 NRA Funding $18,218

(District 4): Todd Rokita, Republican Current age: 47 NRA Funding $13,250

(District 5): Susan Brooks, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $12,600

(District 6): Luke Messer, Republican Current age: 48 NRA Funding $32,300

(District 7): Andre Carson, Democrat Current age: 43 NRA Funding $0

(District 8): Larry Bucshon, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $15,250

(District 9): Trey Hollingsworth, Republican Current age: 34 NRA Funding $5,000

INDIANA SENATOR JOE DONNELLY, Democrat, Current Age: 61 NRA Funding $22,400 – Donnelly is running in 2018. Donnelly won by 50% in 2012.

INDIANA SENATOR TODD YOUNG, Republican, NRA Funding $2,896,732

# # #

IOWA

Iowa (District 1): Rod Blum, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $45,279

(District 2): Dave Loebsack, Democrat Current age: 65 NRA Funding $0

Iowa (District 3): David Young, Republican Current age: 49 NRA Funding $707,662

Iowa (District 4): Steve King, Republican Current age: 68 NRA Funding $63,404

IOWA SENATOR JONI ERNST, Republican, NRA Funding $3,124,273

IOWA SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY, Republican, NRA Funding $235,907

# # #

KANSAS

(District 1): Roger Marshall, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $4,500

(District 2): Lynn Jenkins, Republican Current age: 54 NRA Funding $30,000 – (Jenkins announced on Jan. 25, 2017, that she would not seek re-election.)

(District 3): Kevin Yoder, Republican Current age: 41 NRA Funding $80,950

(District 4): Ron Estes, Republican Current Age: 61 NRA Funding $6,979

KANSAS SENATOR JERRY MORAN, Republican, NRA Funding $54,250

KANSAS SENATOR PAT ROBERTS, Republican, NRA Funding $1,584,153

# # #

KENTUCKY

(District 1): James Comer, Republican Current age: 45 NRA Funding $11,192

(District 2): Brett Guthrie, Republican Current age: 53 NRA Funding $16,500

(District 3): John Yarmuth, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Thomas Massie, Republican Current age: 46 NRA Funding $27,317

(District 5): Hal Rogers, Republican Current age: 80 NRA Funding $73,100

(District 6): Andy Barr, Republican Current age: 44 NRA Funding $14,874

KENTUCKY SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL, Republican, NRA Funding $1,261,874

KENTUCKY SENATOR RAND PAUL, Republican, NRA Funding $104,456

# # #

LOUISIANA

(District 1): Steve Scalise, Republican Current age: 52 NRA Funding $59,177

(District 2): Cedric Richmond, Democrat Current age: 44 NRA Funding $0

(District 3): Clay Higgins, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $3,500

(District 4): Mike Johnson, Republican Current age: 45 NRA Funding $7,223

(District 5): Ralph Abraham, Republican Current age: 63 NRA Funding $7,500

(District 6): Garret Graves, Republican Current age: 45 NRA Funding $14,400

LOUISIANA SENATOR BILL CASSIDY, Republican, NRA Funding $2,861,047

LOUISIANA SENATOR JOHN KENNEDY, Republican, NRA Funding $215,788

# # #

MAINE

(District 1): Chellie Pingree, Democrat Current age: 62 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Bruce Poliquin, Republican Current age: 64 NRA Funding $201,398

MAINE SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS, Republican, NRA Funding $0

MAINE SENATOR ANGUS KING, Independent, Current age: 72 NRA Funding $0 – King is running in 2018. King won by 53% in 2012.

# # #

MARYLAND

(District 1): Andy Harris, Republican Current age: 60 NRA Funding $53,297

(District 2): Dutch Ruppersberger, Democrat Current age: 71 NRA Funding $0

(District 3): John Sarbanes, Democrat Current age: 55 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Anthony G. Brown, Democrat Current age: 56 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): Steny Hoyer, Democrat Current age: 78 NRA Funding $0

(District 6): John Delaney, Democrat Current age: 54 NRA Funding $0

(District 7): Elijah Cummings, Democrat Current age: 66 NRA Funding $0

(District 8): Jamie Raskin, Democrat Current age: 55 NRA Funding $0

MARYLAND SENATOR BENJAMIN CARDIN, Democrat Current age: 73 NRA Funding $0 – Intent for 2018 is unknown.  Cardin won by 56% in 2012.

MARYLAND SENATOR CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

# # #

MASSACHUSETTS

(District 1): Richard Neal, Democrat Current age: 68 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Jim McGovern, Democrat Current age: 58 NRA Funding $0

(District 3) Niki Tsongas, Democrat Current age: 71 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Joe Kennedy, Democrat Current age: 37 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): Katherine Clark, Democrat Current age: 54 NRA Funding $0

(District 6): Seth Moulton, Democrat Current age: 39 NRA Funding $0

(District 7): Mike Capuano, Democrat Current age: 65 NRA Funding $0

(District 8): Stephen F. Lynch, Democrat Current age: 62 NRA Funding $0

(District 9): Bill Keating, Democrat Current age: 65 NRA Funding $0

MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR EDWARD MARKEY, Democrat NRA Funding $0

MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, Democrat Current age: 67 NRA Funding $0 – Warren is running in 2018. Warren won by 54% in 2012.

# # #

MICHIGAN

(District 1): Jack Bergman, Republican Current age: 70 NRA Funding $11,400

(District 2): Bill Huizenga, Republican Current age: 48 NRA Funding $30,250

(District 3): Justin Amash, Republican Current age: 37 NRA Funding $17,046

(District 4): John Moolenaar, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $10,554

(District 5): Dan Kildee, Democrat Current age: 59 NRA Funding $0

(District 6): Fred Upton, Republican Current age: 64 NRA Funding $15,500

(District 7): Tim Walberg, Republican Current age: 66 NRA Funding $96,138

(District 8): Mike Bishop, Republican Current age: 50 NRA Funding $10,082

(District 9): Sander Levin, Democrat Current age: 86 NRA Funding $0

(District 10): Paul Mitchell, Republican Current age: 61 NRA Funding $4,000

(District 11): David Trott, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $7,100 – Trott announced on Sept. 11, 2017, that he would not seek re-election. His district is Republican-leaning, but it has been recently reported that a Democrat could flip the seat.

(District 12): Debbie Dingell, Democrat Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

(District 13): John Conyers, Democrat Current age: 88 NRA Funding $0 – Conyers stepped down in December 2017 after multiple former aides accused him of sexual misconduct. His seat will remain open until November 2018.

(District 14): Brenda Lawrence, Democrat Current age: 63 NRA Funding $0

MICHIGAN SENATOR GARY PETERS, Democrat NRA Funding $0

MICHIGAN SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW, Democrat Current age: 66 NRA Funding $0– Intent for 2018 unknown. Stabenow won by 59% in 2012.

# # #

MINNESOTA

(District 1): Tim Walz, Democrat Current age: 53 NRA Funding $27,950

(District 2): Jason Lewis, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $7,950

(District 3): Erik Paulsen, Republican Current age: 52 NRA Funding $63,700

(District 4): Betty McCollum, Democrat Current age: 63 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): Keith Ellison, Democrat Current age: 54 NRA Funding $0

(District 6): Tom Emmer, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $5,877

(District 7): Collin Peterson, Democrat Current age: 73 NRA Funding $98,500

(District 8): Rick Nolan, Democrat Current age: 74 NRA Funding $0

MINNESOTA SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR, Democrat Current age: 56 NRA Funding $0 – Klobuchar is running in 2018. Klobuchar won by 65% in 2012.

MINNESOTA SENATOR TINA SMITH, Democrat, Current age: 59 NRA Funding $0

# # #

MISSISSIPPI

(District 1): Trent Kelly, Republican Current age: 51 NRA Funding $8,750

(District 2): Bennie Thompson, Democrat Current age: 69 NRA Funding $0

(District 3): Gregg Harper, Republican Current age: 61 NRA Funding $18,650 – In January 2108 Harper announced that he would not seek re-election at the end of his term.

(District 4): Steven Palazzo, Republican Current age: 47 NRA Funding $21,901

MISSISSIPPI SENATOR THAD COCHRAN, Republican Current age: 80  NRA Funding $65,833  —  In March 2018 Cochran announced his resignation effective April 1 due to ill health, resulting in his seat being on the ballot this fall.

MISSISSIPPI SENATOR ROGER WICKER, Republican Current age: 65 NRA Funding $89,406 – Wicker is running for re-election in 2018. Wicker won by 57% in 2012.

# # #

MISSOURI

(District 1): William Clay, Democrat Current age: 61 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Ann Wagner, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $15,150

(District 3): Blaine Luetkemeyer, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $39,375

(District 4): Vicky Hartzler, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $63,555

(District 5): Emanuel Cleaver, Democrat Current age: 73 NRA Funding $0

(District 6): Sam Graves, Republican Current age: 54 NRA Funding $97,394

(District 7): Billy Long, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $31,874

(District 8): Jason T. Smith, Republican Current age: 37 NRA Funding $6500

MISSOURI SENATOR ROY BLUNT, Republican, NRA Funding $4,551,146

MISSOURI SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL, Democrat Current age: 63 NRA Funding $0 – McCaskill is running in 2018. McCaskill won by 55% in 2012.

# # #

MONTANA (At Large): Greg Gianforte, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $344,630

MONTANA SENATOR STEVE DAINES, Republican, NRA Funding $85,432

MONTANA SENATOR JON TESTER, Democrat Current age: 60 NRA Funding $0 – Tester is running in 2018. Tester won by 49% in 2012.

# # #

NEBRASKA

(District 1): Jeff Fortenberry, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $32,450

(District 2): Don Bacon, Republican Current age: 54 NRA Funding $22,700

(District 3): Adrian Smith, Republican Current age: 47 NRA Funding $59,495

NEBRASKA SENATOR DEB FISCHER, Republican, Current Age: 65 NRA Funding $14,309 – Intent for 2018 unknown. Fischer won by 56% in 2012.

NEBRASKA SENATOR BEN SASSE, Republican NRA Funding $68,623

# # #

NEVADA

(District 1): Dina Titus, Democrat Current age: 67 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Mark Amodei, Republican Current age: 59 NRA Funding $44,265

(District 3): Jacky Rosen, Democrat Current age: 60 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Ruben Kihuen, Democrat Current age: 37 NRA Funding $0

NEVADA SENATOR CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

NEVADA SENATOR DEAN HELLER, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $112,315 – Heller is running in 2018. Heller won by 46% in 2012.

# # #

NEW HAMPSHIRE

(District 1): Carol Shea-Porter, Democrat Current age: 65 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Ann McLane Kuster, Democrat Current age: 61 NRA Funding $0

NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATOR MARGARET WOOD HASSAN, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATOR JEANNE SHAHEEN, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

# # #

NEW JERSEY

(District 1): Donald Norcross, Democrat Current age: 59 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Frank LoBiondo, Republican Current age: 71 NRA Funding $6,400 – (LoBiondo will retire from Congress at the end of his term.)

(District 3): Tom MacArthur, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $7,280

(District 4): Chris Smith, Republican Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): Josh Gottheimer, Democrat Current age: 42 NRA Funding $0

(District 6): Frank Pallone, Democrat Current age: 66 NRA Funding $0

(District 7): Leonard Lance, Republican Current age: 65 NRA Funding $1,000

(District 8): Albio Sires, Democrat Current age: 66 NRA Funding $0

(District 9): Bill Pascrell, Democrat Current age: 80 NRA Funding $0

(District 10): Donald Payne, Jr., Democrat Current age: 59 NRA Funding $0

(District 11): Rodney Frelinghuysen, Republican Current age: 71 NRA Funding $11,400 – Frelinghuysen is retiring at the end of his term.

(District 12): Bonnie Watson Coleman, Democrat Current age: 72 NRA Funding $0

NEW JERSEY SENATOR CORY BOOKER, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

NEW JERSEY SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ, Democrat, Current age: 63 NRA Funding $0 – Intent for 2018 is unknown. Menendez won by 59% in 2012. Menendez will not face a new bribery and corruption trial after a federal judge declared a mistrial in the case in November 2017.

# # #

NEW MEXICO

(District 1): Michelle Lujan Grisham, Democrat Current age: 58 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Steve Pearce, Republican Current age: 70 NRA Funding $129,250 – Pearce announced that would run for governor of his state instead of re-election.

(District 3): Ben Ray Lujan, Democrat Current age: 45 NRA Funding $5,500

NEW MEXICO SENATOR MARTIN HEINRICH, Democrat, Current age: 45 NRA Funding $6,500 – Heinrich is running in 2018. Heinrich won by 51% in 2012.

NEW MEXICO SENATOR TOM UDALL, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

# # #

NEW YORK

(District 1): Lee Zeldin, Republican Current age: 37 NRA Funding $56,281

(District 2): Peter King, Republican Current age: 73 NRA Funding $9,900

(District 3): Thomas Suozzi, Current age: 55 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Kathleen Rice, Democrat Current age: 52 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): Gregory Meeks, Democrat Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

(District 6): Grace Meng, Democrat Current age: 42 NRA Funding $0

(District 7): Nydia Velazquez, Democrat Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

(District 8): Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat Current age: 47 NRA Funding $0

(District 9): Yvette Clarke, Democrat Current age: 53 NRA Funding $0

(District 10): Jerrold Nadler, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $0

(District 11): Daniel Donovan, Republican Current age: 61 NRA Funding $0

(District 12): Carolyn Maloney, Democrat Current age: 69 NRA Funding $0

(District 13): Adriano Espaillat, Democrat Current age: 63 NRA Funding $0

(District 14): Joseph Crowley, Democrat Current age: 55 NRA Funding $0

(District 15): Jose Serrano, Democrat Current age: 74 NRA Funding $0

(District 16): Eliot Engel, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $0

(District 17): Nita Lowey, Democrat Current age: 80 NRA Funding $0

(District 18): Sean Patrick Maloney, Democrat Current age: 51 NRA Funding $0

(District 19): John Faso, Republican Current age: 65 NRA Funding $44,939

(District 20): Paul Tonko, Democrat Current age: 68 NRA Funding $0

(District 21): Elise Stefanik, Republican Current age: 33 NRA Funding $21,736

(District 22): Claudia Tenney, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $46,529

(District 23): Tom Reed, Republican Current age: 46 NRA Funding $34,575

(District 24): John Katko, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $46,001

(District 25): Louise Slaughter, Democrat Current age: 88 NRA Funding $0

(District 26): Brian Higgins, Democrat Current age: 58 NRA Funding $6,000

(District 27): Chris Collins, Republican Current age: 67 NRA Funding $8,400

NEW YORK SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, Democrat, Current age: 50 NRA Funding $0 – Gillibrand is running in 2018. Gillibrand won by 72% in 2012.

NEW YORK SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

# # #

NORTH CAROLINA

(District 1): G.K. Butterfield, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): George Holding, Republican Current age: 49 NRA Funding $20,450

(District 3): Walter Jones, Republican Current age: 74 NRA Funding $0 NRA Funding $59,900

(District 4): David Price, Democrat Current age: 77 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): Virginia Foxx, Republican Current age: 74 NRA Funding $33,150

(District 6): Mark Walker, Republican Current age: 48 NRA Funding $8,000

(District 7): David Rouzer, Republican Current age: 45 NRA Funding $15,000

(District 8): Richard Hudson, Republican Current age: 46 NRA Funding $26,500

(District 9): Robert Pittenger, Republican Current age: 69 NRA Funding $16,150

(District 10): Patrick McHenry, Republican Current age: 42 NRA Funding $57,381

(District 11): Mark Meadows, Republican Current age: 58 NRA Funding $10,900

(District 12): Alma Adams, Democrat Current age: 71 NRA Funding $0

(District 13): Ted Budd, Republican Current age: 46 NRA Funding $16,900

NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR RICHARD BURR, Republican, NRA Funding $6,986,931

NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR THOM TILLIS, Republican, NRA Funding $4,418,012

# # #

NORTH DAKOTA (At Large): Kevin Cramer, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $35,424

NORTH DAKOTA SENATOR HEIDI HEITKAMP, Democrat, Current age: 61 NRA Funding $0 – Intent for 2018 unknown. Heitkamp won by 50% in 2012.

NORTH DAKOTA SENATOR JOHN HOEVEN, Republican, NRA Funding $21,050

# # #

OHIO

(District 1): Steve Chabot, Republican Current age: 64 NRA Funding $113,689

(District 2): Brad Wenstrup, Republican Current age: 59 NRA Funding $12,400

(District 3): Joyce Beatty, Democrat Current age: 66 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Jim Jordan, Republican Current age: 53 NRA Funding $36,550

(District 5): Bob Latta, Republican Current age: 61 NRA Funding $55,074

(District 6): Bill Johnson, Republican Current age: 63 NRA Funding $58,985

(District 7): Bob Gibbs, Republican Current age: 63 NRA Funding $24,550

(District 8): Warren Davidson, Republican Current age: 47 NRA Funding $5,850

(District 9): Marcy Kaptur, Democrat Current age: 71 NRA Funding $0

(District 10): Mike Turner, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $32,342

(District 11): Marcia Fudge, Democrat Current age: 65 NRA Funding $0

(District 12): Pat Tiberi, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $58,100 – Tiberi resigned from Congress on Jan. 15, 2018.

(District 13): Tim Ryan, Democrat Current age: 44 NRA Funding $28,001

(District 14): David Joyce, Republican Current age: 60 NRA Funding $47,840

(District 15): Steve Stivers, Republican Current age: 52 NRA Funding $70,402

(District 16): Jim Renacci, Republican Current age: 59 NRA Funding $45,656

OHIO SENATOR SHERROD BROWN, Democrat, Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0 – Brown is running in 2018. Brown won by 51% in 2012. (The NRA spent $1,076,957 to try to defeat Brown.)

OHIO SENATOR ROB PORTMAN, Republican, NRA Funding $3,061,941

# # #

OKLAHOMA

(District 1):  Jim Bridenstine, Republican Current age: 42 NRA Funding $8,000

(District 2): Markwayne Mullin, Republican Current age: 40 NRA Funding $35,850

(District 3): Frank Lucas, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $73,324

(District 4): Tom Cole, Republican Current age: 68 NRA Funding $38,100

(District 5): Steve Russell, Republican Current age: 54 NRA Funding $21,430

OKLAHOMA SENATOR JAMES INHOFE, Republican, NRA Funding $121,100 

OKLAHOMA SENATOR JAMES LANKFORD, Republican, NRA Funding $49,625

# # #

OREGON

(District 1): Suzanne Bonamici, Democrat Current age: 63 NRA Funding $0

(District 2) Greg Walden, Republican Current age: 60 NRA Funding $93,400

(District 3) Earl Blumenauer, Democrat Current age: 69 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Peter DeFazio, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): Kurt Schrader, Democrat Current age: 66 NRA Funding $7,500

OREGON SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY, Democrat, NRA Funding $0 

OREGON SENATOR RON WYDEN, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

# # #

PENNSYLVANIA

(District 1): Bob Brady, Democrat Current age: 72 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Dwight Evans, Democrat Current age: 63 NRA Funding $0

(District 3): Mike Kelly, Republican Current age: 69 NRA Funding $32,109

(District 4): Scott Perry, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $13,250

(District 5): Glenn Thompson, Republican Current age: 58 NRA Funding $35,436

(District 6): Ryan Costello, Republican Current age: 41 NRA Funding $9,900

(District 7): Pat Meehan, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $14,850 – In a letter to his campaign chairman on Jan. 25, 2018, Meehan reportedly said he would not be seeking re-election. His decision was reportedly made following reports that he allegedly used taxpayer money to fund a settlement to a former aide who claimed she was sexually harassed by him.

(District 8): Brian Fitzpatrick, Republican Current age: 44 NRA Funding $0

(District 9): Bill Shuster, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $82,150 – Shuster announced on Jan. 2, 2017 that he would not seek re-election in 2018.

(District 10): Tom Marino, Republican Current age: 65 NRA Funding $26,025

(District 11): Lou Barletta, Republican Current age: 61 NRA Funding $19,906

(District 12): Keith Rothfus, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $14,400

(District 13): Brendan F. Boyle, Democrat Current age: 40 NRA Funding $0

(District 14): Michael Doyle, Democrat Current age: 64 NRA Funding $0

(District 15): Charlie Dent, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $33,600 – Dent said on Sept. 7, 2017, that he would not seek re-election.

(District 16): Lloyd Smucker, Republican Current age: 53 NRA Funding $222,736

(District 17): Matt Cartwright, Democrat Current age: 56 NRA Funding $0

(District 18): Timothy F. Murphy, Republican Current age: 65 NRA Funding $49,500 – In October 2017 Murphy announced that he would resign his position in Congress following news reports that the staunchly anti-abortion lawmaker, had an affair and asked his mistress to get an abortion when they believed she was pregnant.

PENNSYLVANIA SENATOR ROBERT CASEY, Democrat, Current age: 56 NRA Funding $0 – Casey is running in 2018. Casey won by 54% in 2012.

PENNSYLVANIA SENATOR PATRICK TOOMEY, Republican, NRA Funding $1,467,821

# # #

RHODE ISLAND

(District 1): David Cicilline, Democrat Current age: 56

(District 2): Jim Langevin, Democrat Current age: 53

RHODE ISLAND SENATOR JACK REED, Democrat, NRA Funding $0 

RHODE ISLAND SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, Democrat, Current age: 61 NRA Funding $0 – Whitehouse is running in 2018. Whitehouse won by 64% in 2012.

# # #

SOUTH CAROLINA

(District 1): Mark Sanford, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $18,860

(District 2): Joe Wilson, Republican Current age: 70 NRA Funding $48,839

(District 3): Jeff Duncan, Republican Current age: 51 NRA Funding $36,750

(District 4): Trey Gowdy, Republican Current age: 53 NRA Funding $28,750 – Gowdy announced in January 2018 that he would not seek re-election.

(District 5): Ralph Norman, Republican Current age: 65 NRA Funding $10,029

(District 6): Jim Clyburn, Democrat Current age: 77 NRA Funding $9,900

(District 7): Tom Rice, Republican Current age: 60 NRA Funding $16,500

SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM, Republican, NRA Funding $95,366 

SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR TIM SCOTT, Republican, NRA Funding $37,900

# # #

SOUTH DAKOTA (At Large): Kristi Noem, Republican Current age: 46 NRA Funding $41,235 –  Instead of seeking re-election in 2018, Noem announced in November 2016 that she would run for governor instead.

SOUTH DAKOTA SENATOR MIKE ROUNDS, Republican, NRA Funding $89,433 

SOUTH DAKOTA SENATOR JOHN THUNE, Republican, NRA Funding $632,486

# # #

TENNESSEE

(District 1): Phil Roe, Republican Current age: 72 NRA Funding $0

(District 2): Jimmy Duncan, Republican Current age: 70 NRA Funding $24,201 – Duncan announced in July 2017 that he would not seek re-election. Duncan’s sister, state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, could launch a bid for his empty seat.

(District 3): Chuck Fleischmann, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $19,200

(District 4): Scott DesJarlais, Republican Current age: 53 NRA Funding $32,050

(District 5): Jim Cooper, Democrat Current age: 63 NRA Funding $0

(District 6): Diane Black, Republican Current age: 66 NRA Funding $23,875 – In August 2017 Black announced that she was going to run for governor in her state.

(District 7): Marsha Blackburn, Republican Current age: 65 NRA Funding $62,550

(District 8): David Kustoff, Republican Current age: 51 NRA Funding $5,000

(District 9): Steve Cohen, Democrat Current age: 68 NRA Funding $0

TENNESSEE SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER, Republican, NRA Funding $25,293 

TENNESSEE SENATOR BOB CORKER, Republican, Current age: 64 NRA Funding $79,203 – Corker announced On September 27, 2017, that he would retire. Corker won by 65% in 2012.

# # #

TEXAS

(District 1): Louie Gohmert, Republican Current age: 64 NRA Funding $39,105

(District 2): Ted Poe, Republican Current age: 69 NRA Funding $36,041 – In a Twitter message on Nov. 7, 2017, Poe announced that he will not seek re-election.

(District 3): Sam Johnson, Republican Current age: 87 NRA Funding $46,450 – Johnson announced his retirement on Jan. 6, 2017.

(District 4): John Ratcliffe, Republican Current age: 52 NRA Funding $6,500

(District 5): Jeb Hensarling, Republican Current age: 60 NRA Funding $64,700 – In October 2017 Hansarling announced that he will not run for re-election in 2018.

(District 6): Joe Barton, Republican Current age: 68 NRA Funding $86,698  – Barton announced on Nov. 30, 2017, that he was retiring from Congress after a nude photo of him surfaced on social media.

(District 7): John Culberson, Republican Current age: 61 NRA Funding $69,250

(District 8): Kevin Brady, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $34,050

(District 9): Al Green, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $0

(District 10): Michael McCaul, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $76,050

(District 11): Mike Conaway, Republican Current age: 69 NRA Funding $54,200

(District 12): Kay Granger, Republican Current age: 74 NRA Funding $48,400

(District 13): Mac Thornberry, Republican Current age: 59 NRA Funding $70,000

(District 14): Randy Weber, Republican Current age: 64 NRA Funding $16,650

(District 15): Vicente Gonzalez, Democrat Current age: 50 NRA Funding $0

(District 16): Beto O’Rourke, Democrat Current age: 45 NRA Funding $0

(District 17): Bill Flores, Republican Current age: 63 NRA Funding $39,500

(District 18): Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat Current age: 67 NRA Funding $0

(District 19): Jodey Arrington, Republican Current age: 45 NRA Funding $9,000

(District 20): Joaquin Castro, Democrat Current age: 43 NRA Funding $0

(District 21): Lamar S. Smith, Republican Current age: 70 NRA Funding $41,014 – In November 2017 Smith announced that he would retire from Congress at the end of his term.

(District 22): Pete Olson, Republican Current age: 55 NRA Funding $41,700

(District 23): Will Hurd, Republican Current age: 40 NRA Funding $59,950

(District 24): Kenny Marchant, Republican Current age: 66 NRA Funding $25,050

(District 25): Roger Williams, Republican Current age: 68 NRA Funding $28,700

(District 26): Michael Burgess, Republican Current age: 67 NRA Funding $24,450

(District 27): Blake Farenthold, Republican Current age: 56 NRA Funding $32,850 – Farenthold said he won’t run for re-election after multiple accusations of sexual harassment, misconduct, and inappropriate behavior surfaced in December 2017

(District 28): Henry Cuellar, Democrat Current age: 62 NRA Funding $40,549

(District 29): Gene Green, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $52,250

(District 30): Eddie Johnson, Democrat Current age: 82 NRA Funding $0

(District 31): John Carter, Republican Current age: 76 NRA Funding $54,200

(District 32): Pete Sessions, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $158,111

(District 33): Marc Veasey, Democrat Current age: 46 NRA Funding $0

(District 34): Filemon Vela, Jr., Democrat Current age: 54 NRA Funding $0

(District 35): Lloyd Doggett, Democrat Current age: 71 NRA Funding $0

(District 36): Brian Babin, Republican Current age: 69 NRA Funding $17,700

TEXAS SENATOR JOHN CORNYN, Republican, NRA Funding $71,995 

TEXAS SENATOR TED CRUZ, Republican, Current age: 46 NRA Funding $360,727 – Cruz is running in 2018. Cruz won by 57% in 2012.

# # #

UTAH

(District 1): Rob Bishop, Republican Current age: 66 NRA Funding $55,700

(District 2): Chris Stewart, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $18,500

(District 3): John Curtis, Republican Current age: 50 NRA Funding $1,000

(District 4): Mia Love, Republican Current age: 42 NRA Funding $93,119

UTAH SENATOR ORRIN HATCH, Republican, Current age: 82 NRA Funding $140,748 – Hatch announced on Jan. 2, 2018 that he would not seek re-election at the end of his term. Hatch’s decision was largely viewed as a path for Mitt Romney to run for the open seat. Hatch won by 65% in 2012.

UTAH SENATOR MIKE LEE, Republican, NRA Funding $8,291 

# # #

VERMONT (At Large): Peter Welch, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $1,000

VERMONT SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY, Democrat, NRA Funding $0 

VERMONT SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS, Independent, Current age: 75 NRA Funding $0

# # #

VIRGINIA

(District 1): Rob Wittman, Republican Current age: 58 NRA Funding $28,150

(District 2): Scott Taylor, Republican Current age: 38 NRA Funding $8,250

(District 5): Thomas Garrett, Jr., Republican Current age: 45 NRA Funding $7,174

(District 6): Bob Goodlatte, Republican Current age: 65 NRA Funding $136,424 – Goodlatte announced on Nov. 9, 2017, that he would not seek re-election

(District 7): Dave Brat, Republican Current age: 53 NRA Funding $19,889

(District 9): Morgan Griffith, Republican Current age: 59 NRA Funding $32,936

(District 10): Barbara Comstock, Republican Current age: 58 NRA Funding $137,232

(District 3): Robert Scott, Democrat Current age: 70 NRA Funding $0

(District 4): Donald McEachin, Democrat Current age: 56 NRA Funding $0

(District 8): Don Beyer, Democrat Current age: 67 NRA Funding $0

(District 11): Gerry Connolly, Democrat Current age: 67 NRA Funding $0

VIRGINIA SENATOR TIM KAINE, Democrat, Current age: 58 NRA Funding $0 – Kaine is running in 2018. Kaine won by 53% in 2012.

VIRGINIA SENATOR MARK WARNER, Democrat, NRA Funding $0

# # #

WASHINGTON

(District 1): Suzan DelBene, Democrat Current age: 54 NRA Funding $0

Washington (District 2): Rick Larsen, Democrat Current age: 52 NRA Funding $0

Washington (District 3): Jaime Herrera Beutler, Republican Current age: 39 NRA Funding $95,298

Washington (District 4): Dan Newhouse, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $7,250

Washington (District 5): Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican Current age: 48 NRA Funding $54,125

Washington (District 6): Derek Kilmer, Democrat Current age: 43 NRA Funding $0

Washington (District 7): Pramila Jayapal, Democrat Current age: 52 NRA Funding $0

Washington (District 8): Dave Reichert, Republican Current age: 67 NRA Funding $20,200 – In September 2017 Reichert said he would not seek re-election. His district was already being targeted by Democrats in 2018. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the area in the 2016 election.

Washington (District 9): Adam Smith, Democrat Current age: 52 NRA Funding $0

Washington (District 10): Dennis Heck, Democrat Current age: 65 NRA Funding $0

WASHINGTON SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL, Democrat Current age: 58 NRA Funding $0 – Intent for 2018 unknown. Cantwell won by 61% in 2012.

WASHINGTON SENATOR PATTY MURRAY, Democrat, NRA Funding $0 

# # #

WEST VIRGINIA

(District 1): David McKinley, Republican Current age: 70 NRA Funding $19,800

(District 2): Alex Mooney, Republican Current age: 46 NRA Funding $33,700

(District 3): Evan Jenkins, Republican Current age: 57 NRA Funding $5,250

WEST VIRGINIA SENATOR SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO, Republican, NRA Funding $112,992  

WEST VIRGINIA SENATOR JOE MANCHIN, Democrat, Current age: 69 NRA Funding $0  – Manchin is running in 2018. Manchin won by 61% in 2012.

# # #

WISCONSIN

(District 1): Paul Ryan Republican (Speaker of the House) Current age: 47 NRA Funding $345,489

(District 2): Mark Pocan, Democrat Current age: 53 NRA Funding $0

(District 3): Ron Kind, Democrat Current age: 54 NRA Funding $38,982

(District 4): Gwen Moore, Democrat Current age: 66 NRA Funding $0

(District 5): Jim Sensenbrenner, Republican Current age: 74 NRA Funding $29,950

(District 6): Glenn Grothman, Republican Current age: 62 NRA Funding $16,850

(District 7): Sean Duffy, Republican Current age: 46 NRA Funding $65,505

(District 8): Mike Gallagher, Republican Current age: 33 NRA Funding $40,262

WISCONSIN SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN, Democrat, Current age: 54 NRA Funding $0 – Baldwin is running in 2018. Baldwin won by 51% in 2012.

WISCONSIN SENATOR RON JOHNSON, Republican, NRA Funding $1,269,486 

# # #

WYOMING (At Large): Liz Cheney, Republican Current age: 51 NRA Funding $15,600

WYOMING SENATOR JOHN BARRASSO, Republican, Current age: 64 NRA Funding $21,489 – Intent for 2018 unknown. Barrasso won by 76% in 2012.

WYOMING SENATOR MIKE ENZI, Republican, NRA Funding $24,722 

# # #

If our leaders won’t act, it’s up to us to elect leaders who will.

You can find your governor’s phone number below:

Alabama
Kay Ivey
Phone: (334) 242-7100

Alaska
Bill Walker
Phone: (907) 465-3500

American Samoa
Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Phone: +011 (684) 633-4116

Arizona
Doug Ducey
Phone: (602) 542-4331

Arkansas
Asa Hutchinson
Phone: (501) 682-2345

California
Edmund Brown
Phone: (916) 445-2841

Colorado
John Hickenlooper
Phone: (303) 866-2471

Connecticut
Dan Malloy
Phone: (800) 406-1527

Delaware
John Carney
Phone: (302) 744-4101

District of Columbia
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Phone: (202) 727-2643

Florida
Rick Scott
Phone: (850) 488-7146

Georgia
Nathan Deal
Phone: (404) 656-1776

Guam
Eddie Calvo
Phone: (671) 472-8931

Hawaii
David Ige
Phone: (808) 586-0034

Idaho
C.L “Butch” Otter
Phone: (208) 334-2100

Illinois
Bruce Rauner
Phone: (217) 782-0244

Indiana
Eric Holcomb
Phone: (317) 232-4567

Iowa
Kim Reynolds
Phone: (515) 281-5211

Kansas
Jeff Colyer
Phone: (785) 296-3232

Kentucky
Matt Bevin
Phone: (502) 564-2611

Louisiana
John Bel Edwards
Phone: (225) 342-7015

Maine
Paul LePage
Phone: (207) 287-3531

Maryland
Larry Hogan
Phone: (410) 974-3901

Massachusetts
Charlie Baker
Phone: (617) 725-4005

Michigan
Rick Snyder
Phone: (517) 373-3400

Minnesota
Mark Dayton
Phone: (651) 201-3400

Mississippi
Phil Bryant
Phone: (601) 359-3150

Missouri
Eric Greitens
Phone: (573) 751-3222

Montana
Steve Bullock
Phone: (406) 444-3111

Nebraska
Pete Ricketts
Phone: (402) 471-2244

Nevada
Brian Sandoval
Phone: (775) 684-5670

New Hampshire
Chris Sununu
Phone: (603) 271-2121

New Jersey
Phil Murphy
Phone: (609) 292-6000

New Mexico
Susana Martinez
Phone: (505) 476-2200

New York
Andrew Cuomo
Phone: (518) 474-8390

North Carolina
Roy Cooper
Phone: (919) 814-2000

North Dakota
Doug Burgum
Phone: (701) 328-2200

Northern Mariana Islands
Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres
Phone: (670) 664-2280

Ohio
John Kasich
Phone: (614) 466-3555

Oklahoma
Mary Fallin
Phone: (405) 521-2342

Oregon
Kate Brown
Phone: (503) 378-4582

Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf
Phone: (717) 787-2500

Puerto Rico
Ricardo Rosselló
Phone: (787) 721-7000

Rhode Island
Gina Raimondo
Phone: (401) 222-2080

South Carolina
Henry McMaster
Phone: (803) 734-2100

South Dakota
Dennis Daugaard
Phone: (605) 773-3212

Tennessee
Bill Haslam
Phone: (615) 741-2001

Texas
Greg Abbott
Phone: (512) 463-2000

Utah
Gary R. Herbert
Phone: (801) 538-1000

Vermont
Phil Scott
Phone: (802) 828-3333

Virgin Islands
Kenneth Mapp
Phone: (340) 774-0001

Virginia
Ralph Northam
Phone: (804) 786-2211

Washington
Jay Inslee
Phone: (360) 902-4111

West Virginia
Jim Justice
Phone: (304) 558-2000

Wisconsin
Scott Walker
Phone: (608) 266-1212

Wyoming
Matthew Mead
Phone: (307) 777-7434

Learn more about where your members of Congress stand at www.everytown.org/throwthemout

If you see any errors in this article, please comment below.

 

Us vs. Them

Every time one of my Facebook “friends” try to politically cut me down or make a snarky comment on MY FACEBOOK PAGE, I can’t help but think about my in-laws.

“Trust no one except your own.”

I heard this sentiment from my Holocaust surviving mother-in-law in her thick German accent hundreds, no; thousands of times.

She’s gone from us.  Almost all of the witnesses to that unspeakable annihilation are gone.

I often wonder what she would say about the current state of politics.

I doubt that she would be surprised at all.

“Our neighbors turned us in. People we thought were our friends.”

He knew the “officials” he dealt with, my father-in-law would tell me. They’d attended the same schools, and knew each other’s parents, brothers, sisters.

“None of that mattered,” he would mutter. “I was their enemy,” he would state so matter of factly.

Am I the enemy?

Would my neighbors and friends turn me in if someone high-up in government asked them to?

I know in my ordered mind, that will never happen to me.

But then again, my in-laws thought the same thing.

Us vs. them.

Sometimes I read the hateful posts my Facebook friends share, and I cringe.

Some posts are a bridge too far, so those authors got the unfriending ax.

Other posts, I simply hide.

But is that enough?

My husband was born in 1950, here in the US of A.

If he had been born to Fritzi and Fred just a few years earlier, in Vienna, he would surely be dead.

Political hatred gone wild.