Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 70%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 68%
Todd Akin 31%
Rodney Alexander 55%
Wayne Allard 18%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 79%
Rob Andrews 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 61%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 83%
Cass Ballenger 9%
J. Gresham Barrett 29%
Roscoe Bartlett 39%
Charlie Bass 39%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 59%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Chris Bell 57%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 46%
Shelley Berkley 69%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 59%
Judy Biggert 27%
Michael Bilirakis 41%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Tim Bishop 77%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
Kit Bond 24%
Henry Bonilla 29%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 58%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
John Breaux 53%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 27%
Dan Burton 45%
Steve Buyer 39%
Robert Byrd 74%
Dave Camp 26%
Ben Campbell 45%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Brad Carson 55%
Julia Carson 75%
Edward Case 64%
Mike Castle 52%
Linc Chafee 52%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Chris Chocola 9%
Hillary Clinton 90%
Howard Coble 41%
Norm Coleman 40%
Michael Collins 33%
Kent Conrad 61%
Jon Corzine 70%
Jerry Costello 63%
Christopher Cox 17%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 51%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 27%
Thomas Daschle 82%
Artur Davis 60%
James Davis 76%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 56%
Thomas Davis III 36%
Bill Delahunt 92%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 66%
John Dingell 79%
Chris Dodd 68%
Elizabeth Dole 29%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 27%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 36%
Byron Dorgan 63%
David Dreier 21%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 93%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 37%
Philip English 44%
John Ensign 29%
Bob Etheridge 74%
Lane Evans 81%
Terry Everett 19%
Tom Feeney 27%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 41%
Bob Filner 92%
Peter Fitzgerald 42%
Mark Foley 27%
Harold Ford, Jr. 68%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
Barney Frank 92%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 62%
Elton Gallegly 19%
Jim Gerlach 44%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 46%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Phil Gingrey 9%
Charlie Gonzalez 62%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 31%
Bart Gordon 57%
Porter Goss 17%
Daniel Graham 93%
Mark Green 41%
James Greenwood 31%
Judd Gregg 47%
Gilbert Gutknecht 51%
Charles Hagel 33%
Ralph Hall 50%
Tom Harkin 80%
Jane Harman 66%
Katherine Harris 17%
Melissa Hart 9%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 9%
Robert Hayes 21%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 48%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 66%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
David Lee Hobson 21%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 77%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 57%
Ernest Hollings 67%
Rush Holt, Jr. 76%
Darlene Hooley 64%
John Nathan Hostettler 48%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 48%
Kenny Hulshof 17%
Duncan Hunter 21%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 65%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 27%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
William Janklow 20%
William Jefferson 71%
James Merrill Jeffords 58%
William Lewis Jenkins 43%
Christopher John 54%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Tim Johnson 51%
Timothy Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 65%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
Mark Kennedy 9%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Dale Kildee 73%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 87%
Jack Kingston 21%
Gerald Kleczka 81%
Joseph Knollenberg 19%
Herb Kohl 70%
James Kolbe 9%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
Jon Kyl 24%
Ray LaHood 44%
Nicholas Lampson 62%
Mary Landrieu 55%
Tom Lantos 79%
Tom Latham 33%
Steve LaTourette 46%
Frank Lautenberg 82%
James Leach 53%
Carl Levin 90%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Ron Lewis 33%
Joe Lieberman 66%
Blanche Lincoln 56%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 59%
Trent Lott, Sr. 32%
Ken Lucas 52%
Dick Lugar 0%
Denise Majette 77%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 58%
Jim Matheson 54%
Robert Matsui 87%
Carolyn McCarthy 64%
Karen McCarthy 75%
Thaddeus McCotter 21%
James McCrery III 17%
John McHugh 49%
Scott McInnis 37%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Buck McKeon 9%
Michael McNulty 91%
Martin Meehan 92%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 71%
Mike Michaud 70%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 85%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 92%
Brad Miller 81%
Zell Bryan Miller 23%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 63%
Jim Moran, Jr. 66%
Jack Murtha 56%
Marilyn Musgrave 41%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 51%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 17%
Robert William Ney 33%
Don Nickles 18%
Anne Northup 26%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 41%
James Nussle 33%
Jim Oberstar 74%
Dave Obey 74%
John Olver 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Thomas William Osborne 9%
Doug Ose 39%
Major Owens 85%
Michael Oxley 21%
Ed Pastor 74%
Ron Paul 53%
Donald Payne 85%
John Peterson 21%
Tom Petri 49%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 9%
Todd Platts 45%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 56%
Jon Porter, Sr. 9%
Deborah Pryce 9%
Mark Pryor 62%
Jack Quinn 48%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 66%
James Ramstad 39%
Ralph Regula 21%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 33%
Silvestre Reyes 64%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
Jay Rockefeller IV 93%
Ciro Rodriguez 65%
Mike Rogers 9%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 66%
Jim Ryun 37%
Martin Olav Sabo 71%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 58%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 93%
Jim Saxton 52%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 37%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 27%
Christopher Shays 48%
Donald Sherwood 20%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 47%
Ike Skelton 57%
Gordon Smith 39%
Nick Smith 40%
Olympia Snowe 49%
Vic Snyder 64%
Hilda Solis 92%
Mark Souder 19%
Arlen Specter 46%
John Spratt, Jr. 70%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 37%
Charles Stenholm 54%
Ted Stevens 24%
Ted Strickland 65%
Bart Stupak 68%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 44%
John Sweeney 46%
James Talent 33%
Tom Tancredo 46%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
William Tauzin 9%
Charles Taylor 32%
Gene Taylor 55%
Lee Terry 45%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 9%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 92%
Ed Towns 70%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 87%
James Turner 55%
Mark Udall 92%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 31%
Zach Wamp 45%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 92%
Mel Watt 92%
Henry Waxman 92%
Anthony Weiner 91%
David Weldon 9%
W. Curtis Weldon 45%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 80%
Heather Wilson 33%
Frank Wolf 33%
Lynn Woolsey 84%
David Wu 69%
Albert Wynn 64%
Bill Young 33%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 87%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 92%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 59%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 79%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 82%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 69%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 79%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 87%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 82%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 87%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 85%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 87%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 56%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 76%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 84%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 63%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 66%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 77%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 83%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 87%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 92%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 85%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 87%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 86%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 61%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 93%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 77%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 92%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 92%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 83%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 61%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 92%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 92%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 92%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 62%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 92%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 81%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 62%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 73%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 77%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 93%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 71%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 81%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 66%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 74%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 81%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 87%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 81%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 92%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 92%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 77%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 83%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 92%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 85%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 92%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 73%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 76%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 70%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 92%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 82%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 82%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 81%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 79%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 92%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 73%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 93%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 82%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 69%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 68%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 77%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 76%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 92%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 92%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 87%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 82%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 55%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 87%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 87%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 92%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 63%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 66%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 87%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 87%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 70%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 64%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 75%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 87%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 53%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 18%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 21%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 9%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 9%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 39%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 18%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 31%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 9%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 41%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 21%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 27%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 48%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 9%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 41%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 38%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 41%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 18%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 51%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 9%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 9%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 44%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 27%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 17%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 9%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 27%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 9%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 9%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 47%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 21%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 9%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 53%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 9%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 21%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 37%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 46%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 9%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 21%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 21%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 9%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 36%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 26%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 27%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 29%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 26%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 21%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 27%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 41%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 21%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 49%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 9%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 39%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 29%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 31%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 52%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 9%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 29%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 21%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 41%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 19%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 33%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 16%

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