Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
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 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 32%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 40%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 32%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 68%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 82%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 74%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 84%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 94%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 98%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 72%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 74%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 94%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 67%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 67%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 67%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 81%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 84%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 84%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 94%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 71%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 39%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 74%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 97%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 94%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 84%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 56%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 56%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 84%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 97%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 29%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 59%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 97%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 32%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 32%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 82%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 59%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 92%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 84%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 92%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 84%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 74%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 39%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 84%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 66%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 84%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 84%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 58%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 82%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 67%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 74%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 67%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 46%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 77%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 39%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 74%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 98%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 84%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 44%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 82%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 92%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 74%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 64%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 82%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 74%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 84%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 44%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 25%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 84%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 63%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 53%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 82%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 62%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 67%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 81%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 94%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 83%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 73%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 94%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 72%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 84%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 74%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 67%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 74%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 25%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 32%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 65%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 38%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 77%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 44%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 94%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 67%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 84%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 84%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 55%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 74%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 82%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 53%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 92%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 25%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 71%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 84%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 74%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 84%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 72%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 82%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 74%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 72%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 72%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 67%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 98%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 84%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 84%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 25%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 67%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 39%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 44%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 82%
Gary Ackerman 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 74%
Rob Andrews 74%
Joe Baca, Sr. 74%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 74%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 32%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 55%
Max Baucus 66%
Evan Bayh 56%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 48%
Shelley Berkley 74%
Howard Berman 98%
Marion Berry 53%
Judy Biggert 56%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Sherwood Boehlert 61%
Kit Bond 42%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 49%
Leonard Boswell 56%
Rick Boucher 73%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
John Breaux 55%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 32%
Steve Buyer 38%
Robert Byrd 50%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 30%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 56%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 58%
Linc Chafee 46%
Hillary Clinton 82%
Howard Coble 25%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 77%
Jon Corzine 82%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 30%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 49%
Philip Crane 30%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 68%
James Davis 63%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 39%
Bill Delahunt 83%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 73%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 29%
Norm Dicks 74%
John Dingell 66%
Chris Dodd 68%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 74%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 56%
David Dreier 39%
Jennifer Dunn 43%
John Edwards 56%
Chet Edwards 61%
Vern Ehlers 48%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
Philip English 32%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Lane Evans 84%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 82%
Michael Ferguson 46%
Bob Filner 94%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Mark Foley 47%
Harold Ford, Jr. 65%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 37%
Barney Frank 84%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 74%
Elton Gallegly 25%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 72%
Jim Gibbons 39%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Charlie Gonzalez 84%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 56%
Porter Goss 32%
Daniel Graham 50%
Mark Green 25%
James Greenwood 62%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 25%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 25%
Tom Harkin 76%
Jane Harman 67%
Melissa Hart 29%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 62%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
David Lee Hobson 39%
Pete Hoekstra 38%
Thomas Holden 44%
Ernest Hollings 52%
Rush Holt, Jr. 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 32%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 58%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 84%
William Jefferson 66%
James Merrill Jeffords 82%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 48%
Nancy Johnson 61%
Tim Johnson 44%
Timothy Johnson 77%
Paul Kanjorski 54%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 52%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 82%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 66%
Dale Kildee 53%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 63%
Joseph Knollenberg 38%
Herb Kohl 63%
James Kolbe 56%
Dennis Kucinich 65%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 32%
Nicholas Lampson 61%
Mary Landrieu 64%
Tom Lantos 74%
Tom Latham 39%
Steve LaTourette 44%
James Leach 54%
Carl Levin 82%
Jerry Lewis 37%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 82%
Blanche Lincoln 52%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 48%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Matheson 65%
Robert Matsui 84%
Carolyn McCarthy 67%
Karen McCarthy 74%
James McCrery III 25%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 51%
Buck McKeon 32%
Michael McNulty 58%
Martin Meehan 74%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 81%
Zell Bryan Miller 54%
Alan Mollohan 52%
Dennis Moore 67%
Jim Moran, Jr. 74%
Jack Murtha 52%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 49%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 44%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 32%
Jim Oberstar 56%
Dave Obey 63%
John Olver 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 53%
Thomas William Osborne 32%
Doug Ose 51%
Major Owens 74%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 84%
Ron Paul 49%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 39%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Todd Platts 44%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 54%
Deborah Pryce 44%
Jack Quinn 47%
George Radanovich 25%
Nick Rahall II 49%
James Ramstad 47%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 25%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 32%
Jay Rockefeller IV 68%
Ciro Rodriguez 74%
Mike Rogers 39%
Mike Ross 49%
Steve Rothman 74%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 62%
Rick Santorum 39%
Paul Sarbanes 82%
Jim Saxton 32%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 32%
Christopher Shays 59%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 59%
Ike Skelton 49%
Gordon Smith 48%
Nick Smith 39%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 63%
Mark Souder 38%
Arlen Specter 43%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Pete Stark 98%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 44%
Ted Stevens 44%
Ted Strickland 59%
Bart Stupak 52%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sweeney 48%
Tom Tancredo 25%
John Tanner 51%
Ellen Tauscher 67%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 39%
Lee Terry 32%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 52%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 84%
Ed Towns 97%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 97%
James Turner 56%
Mark Udall 94%
George Voinovich 40%
James Walsh 43%
Zach Wamp 32%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 83%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 92%
Anthony Weiner 74%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 47%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 74%
Heather Wilson 39%
Frank Wolf 32%
Lynn Woolsey 84%
David Wu 65%
Albert Wynn 67%
Bill Young 0%

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