Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 16%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 26%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 16%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 18%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 68%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 62%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 89%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 73%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 73%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 72%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 84%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 63%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 67%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 68%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 89%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 89%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 89%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 63%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 84%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 67%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 84%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 89%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 16%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 84%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 45%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 23%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 58%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 73%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 19%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 29%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 89%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 84%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 89%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 81%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 29%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 37%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 29%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 16%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 89%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 84%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 89%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 84%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 69%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 71%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 89%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 84%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 65%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 67%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 89%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 53%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 23%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 35%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 80%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 23%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 39%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 65%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 79%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 43%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 46%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 76%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 73%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 23%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 76%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 49%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 84%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 71%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 89%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 79%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 84%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 79%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 89%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 89%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 89%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 89%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 65%
OH Governor John Kasich R 29%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 49%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 26%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 65%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 23%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 67%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 73%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 16%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 89%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 89%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 64%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 84%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 84%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 46%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 89%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 23%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 40%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 28%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 23%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 69%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 89%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 71%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 69%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 23%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 71%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 46%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 81%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 23%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 76%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 83%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 88%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 71%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 84%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 36%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 57%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 81%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 48%
Gary Ackerman 89%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 84%
Rob Andrews 64%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 39%
Brian Baird 79%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 59%
Bob Barr, Jr. 35%
Bill Barrett 36%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 38%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 59%
Bob Bennett 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 64%
Douglas Bereuter 38%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 54%
Judy Biggert 23%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 39%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
Rod Blagojevich 79%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
Kit Bond 19%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 89%
Mary Bono Mack 23%
Robert Borski, Jr. 81%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 62%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 52%
John Breaux 55%
Richard Bryan 72%
Ed Bryant 16%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 19%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 72%
Herbert Callahan 29%
Dave Camp 28%
Ben Campbell 43%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 29%
Julia Carson 89%
Mike Castle 44%
Linc Chafee 52%
Saxby Chambliss 36%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 42%
William Clay, Sr. 89%
Eva Clayton 81%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 84%
Robert Clement 57%
Howard Coble 35%
Thomas Coburn 35%
Michael Collins 16%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 51%
Kent Conrad 68%
Merrill Cook 29%
John Cooksey 27%
Jerry Costello 63%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 89%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 52%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 90%
James Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 38%
Bill Delahunt 76%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 69%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 48%
Jay Dickey 29%
Norm Dicks 69%
John Dingell 89%
Julian Dixon 81%
Chris Dodd 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 19%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 29%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 58%
Chet Edwards 66%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
Philip English 48%
Bob Etheridge 59%
Lane Evans 84%
Terry Everett 16%
Thomas Ewing 16%
Russ Feingold 75%
Bob Filner 89%
Peter Fitzgerald 32%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 38%
Michael Patrick Forbes 52%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 76%
Robert Franks 29%
William Frist 30%
Jonas Frost III 72%
Elton Gallegly 29%
John Ganske 52%
Sam Gejdenson 84%
George Gekas 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 16%
Benjamin Gilman 51%
Charlie Gonzalez 79%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
William Goodling 29%
Bart Gordon 55%
Slade Gorton 19%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 87%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 45%
Judd Gregg 30%
Gilbert Gutknecht 16%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 46%
Tony Hall 66%
James Hansen 16%
Tom Harkin 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 36%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 16%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 29%
Jesse Helms 19%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 60%
Rick Hill 29%
Van Hilleary 16%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 89%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
David Lee Hobson 29%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 56%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Rush Holt, Jr. 76%
Darlene Hooley 64%
Stephen Horn 48%
John Nathan Hostettler 42%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
Kenny Hulshof 27%
Duncan Hunter 35%
Asa Hutchinson 27%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 26%
Kay Hutchison 40%
Henry Hyde 43%
Daniel Inouye 66%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 44%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 84%
William Jefferson 60%
James Merrill Jeffords 51%
William Lewis Jenkins 29%
Christopher John 54%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 63%
Sue Kelly 46%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Patrick Kennedy 70%
Bob Kerrey 59%
Dale Kildee 89%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 79%
Jack Kingston 40%
Gerald Kleczka 76%
Ronald Klink 65%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 73%
Steven Kuykendall 43%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 73%
Ray LaHood 48%
Nicholas Lampson 79%
Mary Landrieu 56%
Tom Lantos 69%
Stephen Largent 42%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Rick Lazio 42%
James Leach 48%
Carl Levin 87%
Jerry Lewis 46%
Ron Lewis 16%
Joe Lieberman 59%
Blanche Lincoln 56%
John Linder 45%
William Lipinski 53%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 51%
Dick Lugar 29%
William Luther 66%
Connie Mack 25%
James Maloney 60%
Don Manzullo 23%
Matthew Martinez 89%
Frank Mascara 76%
Robert Matsui 76%
Carolyn McCarthy 61%
Karen McCarthy 68%
Bill McCollum 27%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 48%
Scott McInnis 16%
David McIntosh 29%
Mike McIntyre 55%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 89%
Michael McNulty 84%
Martin Meehan 89%
Carrie Meek 89%
Jack Metcalf 22%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 89%
Dan Miller 27%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 69%
David Minge 68%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 81%
John Moakley 89%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 61%
Jim Moran, Jr. 56%
Constance Morella 56%
Patrick Moynihan 68%
Frank Murkowski 17%
Jack Murtha 62%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 29%
Robert William Ney 40%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 40%
James Nussle 16%
Jim Oberstar 89%
Dave Obey 89%
John Olver 81%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 73%
Doug Ose 0%
Major Owens 81%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ed Pastor 67%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 89%
Edward Pease 29%
John Peterson 23%
Tom Petri 36%
David Phelps 67%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 55%
Richard Pombo 16%
Earl Pomeroy 58%
John Edward Porter 42%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 76%
James Ramstad 36%
Ralph Regula 29%
Silvestre Reyes 79%
Thomas Reynolds 23%
Bob Riley 21%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 60%
Charles Robb 64%
Jay Rockefeller IV 87%
Ciro Rodriguez 84%
Timothy Roemer 55%
James Rogan 16%
William Roth, Jr. 37%
Steve Rothman 73%
Marge Roukema 45%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 70%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 58%
Rick Santorum 45%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
Jim Saxton 49%
Joe Scarborough 29%
Robert Schaffer 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 38%
Christopher Shays 43%
Donald Sherwood 29%
Ronnie Shows 57%
E.G. Shuster 22%
Norman Sisisky 54%
Joseph Skeen 21%
Ike Skelton 57%
Gordon Smith 46%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 53%
Vic Snyder 62%
Mark Souder 16%
Arlen Specter 54%
Floyd Spence 23%
John Spratt, Jr. 64%
Pete Stark 81%
Cliff Stearns 16%
Charles Stenholm 52%
Ted Stevens 32%
Ted Strickland 73%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 89%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 44%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 53%
Ellen Tauscher 57%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 51%
Lee Terry 29%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 29%
Fred Thompson 37%
Karen Thurman 76%
Strom Thurmond 35%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 73%
Robert Torricelli 59%
Ed Towns 81%
James Traficant, Jr. 58%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 89%
James Turner 58%
Mark Udall 76%
Bruce Vento 89%
George Voinovich 44%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 38%
John Warner 32%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 89%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Henry Waxman 89%
Anthony Weiner 84%
David Weldon 23%
W. Curtis Weldon 46%
Gerald Weller 36%
Paul Wellstone 72%
Robert Wexler 84%
Bob Weygand 61%
Heather Wilson 36%
Bob Wise, Jr. 65%
Frank Wolf 23%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
David Wu 73%
Albert Wynn 83%
Bill Young 40%

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