Rating Group: Radical Middle

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
Bob Filner 75%
Barney Frank 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 70%
Dennis Kucinich 70%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 65%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 65%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 65%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 65%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 65%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Maurice Hinchey 60%
Joe Lieberman 60%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 60%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 60%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 60%
Lynn Woolsey 60%
Jon Corzine 55%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 55%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 55%
Dale Kildee 55%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 55%
Donald Payne 55%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 55%
Pete Stark 55%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 50%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 50%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Thomas Daschle 50%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Chris Dodd 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
Christopher Shays 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
Hilda Solis 50%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 50%
Evan Bayh 45%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 45%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 45%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 45%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 45%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 45%
Harold Ford, Jr. 45%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 45%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 45%
Tom Lantos 45%
James Leach 45%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 45%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 45%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 45%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 45%
Jim Oberstar 45%
John Olver 45%
Major Owens 45%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 40%
Thomas Allen 40%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 40%
Brad Carson 40%
Julia Carson 40%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 40%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 40%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 40%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
Daniel Graham 40%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 40%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 40%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 40%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 40%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 40%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 40%
Steve Rothman 40%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 40%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 40%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 40%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 40%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 40%
Robert Wexler 40%
Rob Andrews 35%
Douglas Bereuter 35%
Howard Berman 35%
John Breaux 35%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 35%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 35%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 35%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 35%
Philip English 35%
Bob Etheridge 35%
Russ Feingold 35%
Paul Gillmor 35%
James Greenwood 35%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 35%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 35%
Patrick Kennedy 35%
Nicholas Lampson 35%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 35%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 35%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 35%
Dennis Moore 35%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 35%
Rick Santorum 35%
Paul Sarbanes 35%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 35%
Vic Snyder 35%
Mark Souder 35%
Ed Towns 35%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 35%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 35%
David Wu 35%
Max Baucus 30%
Shelley Berkley 30%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 30%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 30%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 30%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 30%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 30%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 30%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 30%
Jerry Costello 30%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 30%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Vern Ehlers 30%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 30%
William Frist 30%
Charlie Gonzalez 30%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 30%
Melissa Hart 30%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 30%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 30%
Blanche Lincoln 30%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 30%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 30%
John McHugh 30%
Michael McNulty 30%
Martin Meehan 30%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 30%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 30%
Earl Pomeroy 30%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 30%
Ciro Rodriguez 30%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 30%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 30%
Tom Tancredo 30%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 30%
Anthony Weiner 30%
Albert Wynn 30%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
Robert Cramer 25%
Norm Dicks 25%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 25%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
Lane Evans 25%
Mark Green 25%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 25%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 25%
Darlene Hooley 25%
Henry Hyde 25%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 25%
William Jefferson 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 25%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 25%
Steve LaTourette 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
Dick Lugar 25%
Thomas William Osborne 25%
Todd Platts 25%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 25%
Denny Rehberg 25%
Mike Ross 25%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Zach Wamp 25%
Diane Watson 25%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 20%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 20%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 20%
Thomas Davis III 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 20%
Peter Deutsch 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Byron Dorgan 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 20%
Mark Foley 20%
Elton Gallegly 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 20%
Jane Harman 20%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 20%
Daniel Inouye 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 20%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 20%
Nancy Johnson 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 20%
Herb Kohl 20%
Jon Kyl 20%
Ray LaHood 20%
Ron Lewis 20%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 20%
Robert Matsui 20%
Karen McCarthy 20%
Zell Bryan Miller 20%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 20%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Anne Northup 20%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 20%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 20%
John Peterson 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 20%
James Ramstad 20%
Silvestre Reyes 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 20%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 20%
Martin Olav Sabo 20%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 20%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 20%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 20%
Gordon Smith 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 20%
Charles Stenholm 20%
Bart Stupak 20%
Craig Thomas 20%
George Voinovich 20%
Mel Watt 20%
Gary Ackerman 15%
George Allen 15%
Richard Hugh Baker 15%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 15%
Judy Biggert 15%
Kit Bond 15%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 15%
Jim Bunning 15%
Dan Burton 15%
Chris Cannon 15%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 15%
Mike Castle 15%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Jo Ann Davis 15%
James DeMint 15%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 15%
Jennifer Dunn 15%
John Edwards 15%
Chet Edwards 15%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 15%
Ernest Fletcher 15%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 15%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 15%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 15%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 15%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 15%
Robert Hayes 15%
Thomas Holden 15%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
Kay Hutchison 15%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 15%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 15%
William Lewis Jenkins 15%
Sue Kelly 15%
Mark Kennedy 15%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 15%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 15%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 15%
Jerry Lewis 15%
John Linder 15%
William Lipinski 15%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 15%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 15%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 15%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 15%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 15%
Ben Nelson 15%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 15%
Doug Ose 15%
Michael Oxley 15%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 15%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 15%
Deborah Pryce 15%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 15%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 15%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 15%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 15%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 15%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 15%
Arlen Specter 15%
John Spratt, Jr. 15%
Ted Strickland 15%
John Sweeney 15%
William Tauzin 15%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 15%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 15%
James Turner 15%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 15%
James Walsh 15%
John Warner 15%
David Weldon 15%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 15%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 15%
Todd Akin 10%
Wayne Allard 10%
Cass Ballenger 10%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 10%
Charlie Bass 10%
Henry Bonilla 10%
Leonard Boswell 10%
Conrad Burns 10%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 10%
Michael Collins 10%
Kent Conrad 10%
Larry Craig 10%
Philip Crane 10%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 10%
James Davis 10%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 10%
David Dreier 10%
Michael Ferguson 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Porter Goss 10%
Judd Gregg 10%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 10%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Duncan Hunter 10%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 10%
Tim Johnson 10%
Ric Keller 10%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 10%
Gerald Kleczka 10%
James Kolbe 10%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 10%
Don Manzullo 10%
James McCrery III 10%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 10%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 10%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 10%
Alan Mollohan 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 10%
Jack Murtha 10%
Sue Myrick 10%
Robert William Ney 10%
Don Nickles 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
James Nussle 10%
Dave Obey 10%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 10%
Richard Pombo 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 10%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 10%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 10%
Jim Ryun 10%
Edward Schrock 10%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 10%
Ike Skelton 10%
Nick Smith 10%
Ted Stevens 10%
John Sullivan 10%
John Sununu 10%
Gene Taylor 10%
William Thomas 10%
Todd Tiahrt 10%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 10%
W. Curtis Weldon 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 10%
Heather Wilson 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Bob Bennett 5%
Marion Berry 5%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 5%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 5%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 5%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Steve Buyer 5%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 5%
Larry Combest 5%
Christopher Cox 5%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 5%
Barbara Cubin 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 5%
Thomas DeLay 5%
John Ensign 5%
Terry Everett 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 5%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 5%
Jim Gibbons 5%
Bart Gordon 5%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 5%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 5%
Joel Hefley 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Baron Hill 5%
David Lee Hobson 5%
Ernest Hollings 5%
John Nathan Hostettler 5%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Christopher John 5%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 5%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 5%
Scott McInnis 5%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 5%
Ron Paul 5%
Jack Quinn 5%
George Radanovich 5%
Thomas Reynolds 5%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 5%
Jim Saxton 5%
John Shadegg 5%
Donald Sherwood 5%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 5%
Cliff Stearns 5%
John Tanner 5%
Charles Taylor 5%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 5%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 5%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 5%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 5%
Gerald Weller 5%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 5%
Bill Young 5%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%

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