Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Liberal on Social Policy Score

Issues: Liberal , Social
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 47%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 21%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 17%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 17%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 5%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 55%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 17%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 37%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 84%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 77%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 5%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 85%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 73%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 92%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 89%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 92%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 87%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 89%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 92%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 5%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 84%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 37%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 76%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 81%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 84%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 92%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 87%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 24%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 21%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 76%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 40%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 22%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 78%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 77%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 92%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 82%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 84%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 59%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 65%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 24%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 21%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 71%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 21%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 92%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 24%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 36%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 17%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 14%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 59%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 92%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 85%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 21%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 47%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 40%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 79%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 53%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 92%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 83%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 92%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 92%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 42%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 75%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 67%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 5%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 42%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 36%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 5%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 48%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 59%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 73%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 84%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 89%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 89%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 61%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 85%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 73%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 64%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 76%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 81%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 90%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 51%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 59%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 85%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 40%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 13%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 78%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 24%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 64%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 92%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 5%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 92%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 55%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 85%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 5%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 92%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 36%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 77%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 24%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 75%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 5%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 51%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 17%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 45%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 72%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 17%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 72%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 67%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 49%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 90%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 88%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 15%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 58%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 63%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 75%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 24%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 75%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 74%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 90%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 92%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 90%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 71%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 92%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 84%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 84%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 81%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 37%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 24%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 17%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 63%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 29%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 36%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 63%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 39%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 17%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 85%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 45%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 84%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 69%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 30%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 84%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 88%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 47%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 37%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 62%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 24%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 74%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 85%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 61%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 51%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 15%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 74%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 68%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 30%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 64%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 42%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 29%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 14%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 30%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 22%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 24%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 65%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 88%
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 61%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 81%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 5%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 78%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 16%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 59%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 92%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 30%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 24%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 5%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 78%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 68%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 69%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 85%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 78%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 66%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 17%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 92%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 70%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 75%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 90%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 30%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 70%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 24%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 30%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 68%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 47%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 59%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 79%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 53%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 65%
Brian Baird 72%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 88%
Cass Ballenger 30%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
Charlie Bass 48%
Max Baucus 79%
Evan Bayh 59%
Bob Beauprez 24%
Chris Bell 66%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 48%
Shelley Berkley 70%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 52%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 68%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Mary Bono Mack 49%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 59%
John Breaux 54%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 13%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 5%
Dan Burton 23%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 79%
Ben Campbell 45%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Brad Carson 58%
Julia Carson 82%
Edward Case 84%
Mike Castle 59%
Chris Chocola 5%
Hillary Clinton 85%
Norm Coleman 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 57%
Jon Corzine 85%
Jerry Costello 55%
Christopher Cox 13%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 53%
Philip Crane 17%
Barbara Cubin 16%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Thomas Daschle 68%
Artur Davis 67%
James Davis 69%
Jo Ann Davis 30%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 49%
Bill Delahunt 88%
Thomas DeLay 5%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 72%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Norm Dicks 77%
Chris Dodd 79%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 59%
David Dreier 42%
Jennifer Dunn 37%
John Edwards 85%
Chet Edwards 61%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Jo Ann Emerson 39%
Philip English 46%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Lane Evans 78%
Terry Everett 14%
Tom Feeney 24%
Russ Feingold 79%
Michael Ferguson 36%
Bob Filner 92%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Mark Foley 42%
Harold Ford, Jr. 65%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 42%
Barney Frank 90%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 70%
Elton Gallegly 15%
Jim Gibbons 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 51%
Paul Gillmor 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 57%
Porter Goss 5%
Daniel Graham 76%
Mark Green 24%
James Greenwood 57%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 24%
Jane Harman 73%
Katherine Harris 17%
Melissa Hart 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 24%
Joel Hefley 24%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 55%
Maurice Hinchey 84%
David Lee Hobson 37%
Pete Hoekstra 39%
Thomas Holden 52%
Ernest Hollings 68%
Darlene Hooley 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 54%
Kenny Hulshof 24%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Kay Hutchison 43%
Henry Hyde 17%
Daniel Inouye 74%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
William Janklow 36%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 66%
William Lewis Jenkins 30%
Christopher John 52%
Nancy Johnson 57%
Tim Johnson 51%
Paul Kanjorski 55%
Ric Keller 14%
Sue Kelly 49%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 85%
Mark Kennedy 5%
Patrick Kennedy 81%
Dale Kildee 63%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Gerald Kleczka 76%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
Herb Kohl 63%
James Kolbe 51%
Dennis Kucinich 70%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 42%
Nicholas Lampson 62%
Tom Lantos 77%
Steve LaTourette 48%
Frank Lautenberg 85%
James Leach 59%
Jerry Lewis 30%
Ron Lewis 22%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 56%
John Linder 5%
William Lipinski 47%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Denise Majette 92%
Don Manzullo 30%
Jim Marshall 50%
Robert Matsui 84%
Karen McCarthy 87%
Thaddeus McCotter 35%
James McCrery III 23%
John McHugh 44%
Scott McInnis 0%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 84%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Brad Miller 73%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 57%
Dennis Moore 69%
Jack Murtha 55%
Marilyn Musgrave 5%
Sue Myrick 17%
Ben Nelson 46%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 37%
Robert William Ney 46%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 5%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 24%
Jim Oberstar 66%
Dave Obey 74%
John Olver 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 56%
Thomas William Osborne 44%
Doug Ose 50%
Major Owens 82%
Michael Oxley 36%
Ron Paul 53%
Donald Payne 92%
John Peterson 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 30%
Todd Platts 44%
Richard Pombo 17%
Earl Pomeroy 53%
Jon Porter, Sr. 30%
Deborah Pryce 49%
Jack Quinn 45%
George Radanovich 22%
James Ramstad 55%
Ralph Regula 30%
Denny Rehberg 37%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 30%
Ciro Rodriguez 67%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 71%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 92%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 61%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 85%
Jim Saxton 44%
Edward Schrock 5%
John Shadegg 30%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 30%
Christopher Shays 58%
Donald Sherwood 30%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 57%
Ike Skelton 51%
Gordon Smith 41%
Nick Smith 15%
Olympia Snowe 51%
Vic Snyder 75%
Hilda Solis 92%
Mark Souder 5%
Arlen Specter 49%
John Spratt, Jr. 65%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Charles Stenholm 52%
Ted Stevens 48%
Ted Strickland 66%
Bart Stupak 55%
John Sullivan 23%
John Sununu 41%
John Sweeney 5%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 30%
John Tanner 57%
Ellen Tauscher 78%
William Tauzin 24%
Charles Taylor 13%
Gene Taylor 44%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 40%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 87%
James Turner 53%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 30%
Zach Wamp 5%
John Warner 44%
Diane Watson 90%
Mel Watt 92%
Anthony Weiner 78%
David Weldon 30%
W. Curtis Weldon 46%
Gerald Weller 5%
Robert Wexler 84%
Heather Wilson 42%
Lynn Woolsey 92%
David Wu 64%
Albert Wynn 71%
Bill Young 39%

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