Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 95%
Jon Corzine 95%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 95%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 95%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 95%
Paul Wellstone 95%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 94%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 93%
Gary Ackerman 90%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 90%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 90%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
Eva Clayton 90%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 90%
William Coyne 90%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 90%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
Bob Filner 90%
Barney Frank 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 90%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 90%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 90%
Carrie Meek 90%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 90%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 90%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 90%
John Olver 90%
Major Owens 90%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 90%
Donald Payne 90%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 90%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 90%
Hilda Solis 90%
Pete Stark 90%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 90%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 90%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 90%
Diane Watson 90%
Mel Watt 90%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
Thomas Allen 83%
Howard Berman 83%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 83%
Julia Carson 83%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 83%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 83%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 83%
Lane Evans 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 83%
Robert Matsui 83%
Karen McCarthy 83%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 83%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 83%
Martin Meehan 83%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 83%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 83%
Ellen Tauscher 83%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 83%
Anthony Weiner 83%
Robert Wexler 83%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 81%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 81%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 81%
Thomas Daschle 81%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 81%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 81%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 81%
Darlene Hooley 81%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 81%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 81%
Herb Kohl 81%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 81%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 81%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 81%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 81%
Paul Sarbanes 81%
Ed Towns 81%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 79%
William Jefferson 79%
Gerald Kleczka 79%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 79%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 79%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 79%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 79%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 79%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 78%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 78%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 78%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 78%
Rob Andrews 74%
Shelley Berkley 74%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 74%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 74%
Peter Deutsch 74%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 74%
Tom Lantos 74%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 74%
William Luther 74%
Constance Morella 74%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 74%
Ciro Rodriguez 74%
Steve Rothman 74%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 74%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 74%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 72%
Jane Harman 72%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 72%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 72%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 72%
Dennis Moore 72%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 72%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 72%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 72%
Rick Boucher 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 71%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 70%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 70%
Hillary Clinton 70%
Chris Dodd 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Jonas Frost III 70%
Daniel Graham 70%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 70%
Joe Lieberman 70%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 70%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 70%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 70%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 70%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 70%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 70%
Joe Baca, Sr. 69%
Calvin Dooley 69%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 69%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 69%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 68%
Norm Dicks 68%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 68%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 68%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 68%
Silvestre Reyes 68%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 68%
David Wu 67%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
David Edward Bonior 65%
Leonard Boswell 65%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 65%
James Davis 65%
Bob Etheridge 65%
Russ Feingold 65%
Ernest Hollings 65%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 65%
James Maloney 65%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 65%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 65%
Dave Obey 65%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 65%
Robert Torricelli 65%
Albert Wynn 65%
Benjamin Gilman 64%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 64%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 64%
Ted Strickland 64%
Christopher Shays 63%
Brian Baird 62%
Gary Condit 62%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 62%
Stephen Horn 62%
Nicholas Lampson 62%
James Leach 62%
Vic Snyder 62%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 61%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 60%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 60%
John Edwards 60%
Chet Edwards 60%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 60%
Karen Thurman 60%
James Greenwood 59%
Baron Hill 59%
Dennis Kucinich 59%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 59%
Charlie Bass 58%
Judy Biggert 58%
Brad Carson 58%
James Merrill Jeffords 58%
Dale Kildee 58%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 58%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 58%
Michael McNulty 58%
Robert Borski, Jr. 57%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 57%
Jim Oberstar 57%
Arlen Specter 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
James Kolbe 56%
Marge Roukema 56%
Jean Carnahan 55%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 55%
Mike Castle 54%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 54%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 54%
Bart Gordon 54%
Sue Kelly 54%
John LaFalce 54%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 54%
Deborah Pryce 54%
Mike Ross 54%
John Spratt, Jr. 54%
John Tanner 54%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 53%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 53%
James Barcia 52%
Mark Foley 52%
Jack Murtha 52%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 52%
Doug Ose 52%
William Thomas 52%
James Turner 52%
Wayne Gilchrest 51%
William Lipinski 51%
Ben Nelson 51%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 51%
Olympia Snowe 51%
Robert Clement 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Frank Mascara 50%
Ron Paul 50%
James Ramstad 50%
Timothy Roemer 50%
Bart Stupak 50%
Mary Bono Mack 49%
Jerry Costello 49%
Thomas Davis III 49%
Dan Miller 49%
Kent Conrad 48%
Byron Dorgan 48%
Alan Mollohan 48%
Jack Quinn 48%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 48%
Marion Berry 47%
Robert Byrd 47%
Jennifer Dunn 47%
John Sweeney 47%
John Breaux 46%
Robert Cramer 46%
David Dreier 46%
Michael Ferguson 46%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 46%
Tony Hall 46%
Ray LaHood 46%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 43%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 43%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Philip English 43%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 43%
David Lee Hobson 43%
Thomas Holden 43%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 43%
John McHugh 43%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 43%
Gordon Smith 43%
Charles Stenholm 43%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 43%
George Voinovich 43%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 43%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 42%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 42%
Cass Ballenger 41%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Tim Johnson 41%
Don Manzullo 41%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 41%
W. Curtis Weldon 41%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 38%
Paul Gillmor 38%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 38%
Christopher John 38%
Steve LaTourette 38%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 38%
James McCrery III 38%
Ralph Regula 38%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 38%
Ike Skelton 38%
James Walsh 38%
Douglas Bereuter 35%
John Ganske 35%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 35%
Pete Hoekstra 35%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 35%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 35%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 35%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 35%
Mark Souder 35%
Bob Stump 35%
Gene Taylor 35%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 35%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 34%
Scott McInnis 34%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 34%
John Shadegg 34%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 34%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
Ben Campbell 33%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 33%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Kay Hutchison 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
Zell Bryan Miller 33%
John Warner 33%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 32%
Herbert Callahan 32%
John Cooksey 32%
Christopher Cox 32%
Denny Rehberg 32%
Donald Sherwood 32%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 31%
John Ensign 31%
George Allen 29%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 29%
Trent Lott, Sr. 28%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 22%
Dick Lugar 22%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 22%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 22%
Ted Stevens 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
Henry Bonilla 20%
Steve Buyer 20%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 20%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 20%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 20%
Michael Collins 20%
Philip Crane 20%
Randall Cunningham 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Elton Gallegly 20%
George Gekas 20%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Porter Goss 20%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 20%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Mark Kennedy 20%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 20%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Robert William Ney 20%
Anne Northup 20%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
James Nussle 20%
Thomas William Osborne 20%
Michael Oxley 20%
Todd Platts 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 20%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 20%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
Jim Saxton 20%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 20%
Joseph Skeen 20%
Nick Smith 20%
William Tauzin 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 20%
James Traficant, Jr. 20%
Gerald Weller 20%
Heather Wilson 20%
Bill Young 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Larry Craig 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
John Doolittle 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Terry Everett 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
William Frist 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
James Hansen 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Ric Keller 0%
Brian Kerns 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
Ken Lucas 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Don Nickles 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
George Radanovich 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
Ronnie Shows 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%

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