Rating Group: Radical Middle

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 15%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 10%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 5%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 5%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 35%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 5%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 35%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 30%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 50%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 35%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 60%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 50%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 5%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 50%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 60%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 40%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 35%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 15%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 15%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 15%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 5%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 10%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 25%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 30%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 20%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 30%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 35%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 35%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 10%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 5%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 15%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 5%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 40%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 5%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 5%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 25%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 25%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 15%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 10%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 5%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 5%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 65%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 35%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 25%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 30%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 40%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 15%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 25%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 30%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 10%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 5%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 10%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 30%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 50%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 25%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 15%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 20%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 5%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 35%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 40%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 30%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 15%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 25%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 15%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 45%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 10%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 15%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 5%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 25%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 15%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 5%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 55%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 20%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 15%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 15%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 35%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 5%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 15%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 35%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 15%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 20%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 25%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 25%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 35%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 35%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 30%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 25%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 30%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 30%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 5%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 5%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 10%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 25%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 5%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 15%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 40%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 15%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 5%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 5%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 30%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 25%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 75%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 20%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 5%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 20%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 10%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 15%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 30%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 15%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 25%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 30%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 5%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 15%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 15%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 10%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 35%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 10%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 5%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 5%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 5%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 10%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 5%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 5%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 15%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 15%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 15%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 40%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 5%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 5%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 5%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 15%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 20%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 10%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 15%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 15%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 20%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 5%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 15%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 35%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 15%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 45%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 55%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 35%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 35%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 5%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 5%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 10%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 30%
Neil Abercrombie 30%
Gary Ackerman 30%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 15%
George Allen 5%
Thomas Allen 45%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 30%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Beauprez 15%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 30%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Tim Bishop 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 15%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 15%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 10%
Dave Camp 20%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 10%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
Julia Carson 20%
Edward Case 40%
Mike Castle 45%
Linc Chafee 40%
Saxby Chambliss 15%
Ben Chandler III 5%
Chris Chocola 5%
Hillary Clinton 40%
Howard Coble 5%
Norm Coleman 30%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jon Corzine 35%
Jerry Costello 15%
Christopher Cox 25%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 25%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Artur Davis 20%
James Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 10%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Bill Delahunt 20%
Thomas DeLay 10%
James DeMint 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Norm Dicks 15%
John Dingell 15%
Chris Dodd 20%
Elizabeth Dole 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 25%
David Dreier 25%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 5%
Tom Feeney 5%
Russ Feingold 15%
Michael Ferguson 15%
Bob Filner 45%
Mark Foley 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 50%
William Frist 5%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Jim Gerlach 10%
Jim Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Phil Gingrey 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
Bart Gordon 20%
Mark Green 15%
Judd Gregg 15%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Charles Hagel 25%
Ralph Hall 5%
Tom Harkin 20%
Jane Harman 15%
Katherine Harris 20%
Melissa Hart 15%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 10%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 5%
Maurice Hinchey 45%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 5%
Rush Holt, Jr. 25%
Darlene Hooley 25%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 30%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 30%
William Jefferson 30%
James Merrill Jeffords 30%
William Lewis Jenkins 15%
Nancy Johnson 45%
Tim Johnson 20%
Timothy Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ric Keller 5%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 30%
Mark Kennedy 10%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 15%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 30%
Jack Kingston 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 20%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
Jon Kyl 10%
Ray LaHood 30%
Mary Landrieu 35%
Tom Lantos 50%
Tom Latham 10%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
James Leach 60%
Carl Levin 35%
Jerry Lewis 15%
Ron Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 65%
Blanche Lincoln 30%
John Linder 10%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 50%
Don Manzullo 10%
Jim Marshall 0%
Jim Matheson 25%
Robert Matsui 30%
Carolyn McCarthy 15%
Thaddeus McCotter 10%
James McCrery III 10%
John McHugh 10%
Mike McIntyre 20%
Buck McKeon 10%
Michael McNulty 30%
Martin Meehan 30%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 15%
Mike Michaud 35%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 40%
Gary Miller 15%
George Miller 45%
Brad Miller 10%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 35%
Jim Moran, Jr. 60%
Jack Murtha 5%
Marilyn Musgrave 15%
Sue Myrick 10%
Ben Nelson 25%
Robert William Ney 5%
Anne Northup 15%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 5%
James Nussle 5%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 5%
Thomas William Osborne 25%
Major Owens 20%
Michael Oxley 15%
Ed Pastor 10%
Ron Paul 10%
Donald Payne 45%
John Peterson 15%
Tom Petri 30%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 30%
Jon Porter, Sr. 15%
Deborah Pryce 25%
Mark Pryor 20%
George Radanovich 5%
Nick Rahall II 10%
James Ramstad 30%
Ralph Regula 15%
Denny Rehberg 15%
Richard Renzi 15%
Silvestre Reyes 15%
Thomas Reynolds 5%
Jay Rockefeller IV 10%
Mike Rogers 20%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 30%
Jim Ryun 15%
Martin Olav Sabo 20%
Rick Santorum 25%
Paul Sarbanes 15%
Jim Saxton 15%
John Shadegg 5%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 55%
Donald Sherwood 5%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 35%
Ike Skelton 5%
Gordon Smith 30%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 40%
Hilda Solis 25%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 15%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 20%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Ted Stevens 20%
Ted Strickland 15%
Bart Stupak 15%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 5%
John Sweeney 10%
James Talent 5%
Tom Tancredo 20%
John Tanner 20%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
Charles Taylor 10%
Gene Taylor 15%
Lee Terry 25%
Craig Thomas 5%
William Thomas 5%
Todd Tiahrt 15%
John Tierney 45%
Ed Towns 40%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 35%
Mark Udall 40%
George Voinovich 5%
James Walsh 30%
Zach Wamp 15%
John Warner 10%
Diane Watson 35%
Mel Watt 10%
Henry Waxman 50%
Anthony Weiner 15%
David Weldon 15%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 30%
Robert Wexler 45%
Heather Wilson 30%
Frank Wolf 25%
Lynn Woolsey 60%
David Wu 25%
Albert Wynn 35%
Bill Young 10%

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