Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 95%
Hillary Clinton 95%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 95%
Lane Evans 95%
Bob Filner 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 95%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 95%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 95%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
Major Owens 95%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 95%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 95%
Hilda Solis 95%
Pete Stark 95%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
Diane Watson 95%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
Barney Frank 93%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 93%
Michael McNulty 93%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 93%
John Olver 93%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 93%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 93%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 92%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 92%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 92%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 92%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 92%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 91%
Julia Carson 91%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Donald Payne 91%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 90%
Chris Dodd 89%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 88%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Dale Kildee 88%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 87%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Gary Ackerman 86%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 86%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 86%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 86%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 86%
Dave Obey 86%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 86%
Robert Wexler 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 85%
Anthony Weiner 85%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 84%
Martin Meehan 84%
Ciro Rodriguez 84%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 84%
Howard Berman 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 83%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 82%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
Gerald Kleczka 82%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 82%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 82%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 82%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 81%
Bill Delahunt 81%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 81%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 81%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 80%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 77%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 77%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 77%
Jonas Frost III 77%
Charlie Gonzalez 77%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 77%
Robert Matsui 77%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 77%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 77%
John Spratt, Jr. 77%
Bart Stupak 77%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 77%
Thomas Allen 76%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 76%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 76%
Karen McCarthy 76%
Mel Watt 76%
Tom Lantos 75%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 74%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 74%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 74%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 74%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 74%
Martin Olav Sabo 74%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 74%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 73%
Jon Corzine 73%
Thomas Daschle 73%
Norm Dicks 73%
Russ Feingold 73%
Daniel Graham 73%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 73%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 73%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 73%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 72%
James Merrill Jeffords 72%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 72%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 72%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 72%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 72%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 72%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 71%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 71%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 70%
Daniel Inouye 70%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 70%
Steve Rothman 70%
Ted Strickland 70%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 70%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 69%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 69%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 69%
Albert Wynn 69%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 68%
Brian Baird 68%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 68%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 68%
Ellen Tauscher 68%
Ed Towns 68%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 67%
Peter Deutsch 67%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 67%
John Edwards 66%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Jack Murtha 66%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 66%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 66%
Silvestre Reyes 65%
Rob Andrews 64%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 64%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 64%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 64%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 64%
Alan Mollohan 64%
David Wu 64%
James Davis 63%
Nicholas Lampson 63%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 63%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 63%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 63%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 62%
Jerry Costello 62%
William Jefferson 62%
Dennis Moore 62%
Shelley Berkley 61%
Bob Etheridge 61%
Harold Ford, Jr. 61%
Baron Hill 61%
Darlene Hooley 61%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 60%
Robert Byrd 59%
Kent Conrad 59%
Herb Kohl 59%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 59%
William Lipinski 59%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 59%
Ike Skelton 59%
Vic Snyder 59%
Evan Bayh 58%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 58%
Leonard Boswell 58%
Rick Boucher 58%
Thomas Holden 58%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 58%
James Turner 58%
Marion Berry 57%
John Tanner 57%
Brad Carson 56%
Byron Dorgan 56%
Chet Edwards 56%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 56%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 56%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 55%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 55%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 55%
Mike Ross 55%
Max Baucus 54%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
Calvin Dooley 54%
Bart Gordon 54%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 54%
Earl Pomeroy 54%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 53%
Jane Harman 53%
Christopher John 53%
Charles Stenholm 53%
Gene Taylor 53%
Blanche Lincoln 52%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 52%
Robert Cramer 51%
Nancy Johnson 51%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 51%
James Leach 51%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 49%
Todd Platts 49%
Arlen Specter 49%
W. Curtis Weldon 49%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 48%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 48%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 48%
James Walsh 48%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 47%
Ron Paul 47%
John Breaux 46%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 46%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 46%
Jack Quinn 46%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Charlie Bass 45%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 45%
Mike Castle 45%
Tim Johnson 45%
Zell Bryan Miller 45%
Christopher Shays 45%
James Greenwood 44%
John Nathan Hostettler 44%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 44%
Ben Nelson 44%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 44%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 43%
Gordon Smith 43%
Michael Ferguson 42%
Gilbert Gutknecht 42%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 42%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 42%
James Ramstad 42%
Jim Saxton 42%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 42%
Nick Smith 42%
Peter Fitzgerald 41%
Doug Ose 41%
David Dreier 40%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 40%
Mark Foley 40%
Steve LaTourette 40%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 40%
Zach Wamp 40%
John Warner 40%
Mary Bono Mack 39%
Judd Gregg 39%
Don Manzullo 39%
John McHugh 39%
Scott McInnis 39%
Ralph Regula 39%
George Voinovich 38%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 37%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 36%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 36%
Paul Gillmor 36%
Mark Green 36%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 36%
Sue Kelly 36%
Jerry Lewis 36%
John Sweeney 36%
William Thomas 36%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 36%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 36%
Bill Young 36%
Michael Bilirakis 35%
Dick Lugar 35%
Christopher Cox 34%
Randall Cunningham 34%
Jennifer Dunn 34%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34%
Duncan Hunter 34%
Ray LaHood 34%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
Porter Goss 33%
George Allen 32%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 32%
John Peterson 32%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 32%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 32%
John Sullivan 32%
John Doolittle 31%
Joel Hefley 31%
Henry Hyde 31%
John Ensign 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 29%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 28%
Jo Ann Davis 28%
Thomas Davis III 28%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 28%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 28%
James McCrery III 28%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 28%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 28%
Charles Taylor 28%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 28%
David Weldon 28%
Ben Campbell 27%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 27%
Cliff Stearns 27%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 26%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 24%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 23%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 22%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 21%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 21%
Michael Collins 21%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 21%
Robert Hayes 21%
Kenny Hulshof 21%
William Lewis Jenkins 21%
Mark Kennedy 21%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 21%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 21%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 21%
Sue Myrick 21%
James Nussle 21%
Thomas William Osborne 21%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 21%
Deborah Pryce 21%
George Radanovich 21%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 21%
Donald Sherwood 21%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 21%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 21%
Mark Souder 21%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 21%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 21%
Heather Wilson 21%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 21%
Jim Bunning 20%
Philip English 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 20%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 19%
Vern Ehlers 19%
Michael Oxley 19%
Jim Ryun 19%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 19%
Bob Bennett 18%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 18%
Ted Stevens 17%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 16%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 16%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 16%
David Lee Hobson 16%
Pete Hoekstra 16%
Ron Lewis 16%
Robert William Ney 16%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 16%
Thomas Reynolds 16%
Edward Schrock 16%
John Shadegg 16%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 16%
Dan Burton 15%
Wayne Allard 14%
Kit Bond 14%
Cass Ballenger 13%
Barbara Cubin 13%
Terry Everett 13%
Kay Hutchison 13%
Ric Keller 13%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 13%
Anne Northup 13%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
Tom Tancredo 13%
Conrad Burns 11%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 9%
Henry Bonilla 9%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 9%
Eric Cantor 9%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 9%
Jim Gibbons 9%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 9%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 9%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 9%
Richard Pombo 9%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 9%
Todd Tiahrt 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 9%
William Frist 6%
Trent Lott, Sr. 6%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 6%
Rick Santorum 6%
Todd Akin 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Philip Crane 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John Linder 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Don Nickles 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
Gerald Weller 0%

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