Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 2%
George Allen 31%
Thomas Allen 69%
Rob Andrews 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 28%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
Charlie Bass 46%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 58%
Bob Beauprez 9%
Bob Bennett 23%
Shelley Berkley 68%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 38%
Jeff Bingaman 79%
Sherwood Boehlert 51%
Kit Bond 31%
Henry Bonilla 29%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 13%
Mary Bono Mack 35%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 11%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 93%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 5%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Julia Carson 92%
Edward Case 61%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 69%
Chris Chocola 9%
Hillary Clinton 63%
Norm Coleman 43%
Kent Conrad 61%
Jon Corzine 79%
Jerry Costello 62%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 26%
Artur Davis 60%
James Davis 69%
Jo Ann Davis 43%
Lincoln Davis 55%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 93%
Thomas DeLay 5%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 64%
Chris Dodd 79%
Elizabeth Dole 39%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 16%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 76%
David Dreier 17%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Jo Ann Emerson 47%
Philip English 47%
John Ensign 30%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 25%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 47%
Bob Filner 73%
Mark Foley 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 62%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 45%
Barney Frank 89%
William Frist 18%
Elton Gallegly 22%
Jim Gibbons 31%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
Paul Gillmor 35%
Charlie Gonzalez 61%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 44%
Bart Gordon 57%
Mark Green 38%
Judd Gregg 22%
Gilbert Gutknecht 29%
Jane Harman 66%
Katherine Harris 5%
Melissa Hart 30%
Robert Hayes 37%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 12%
Joel Hefley 40%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 63%
Darlene Hooley 61%
John Nathan Hostettler 35%
Kenny Hulshof 28%
Duncan Hunter 31%
Kay Hutchison 26%
Henry Hyde 41%
Daniel Inouye 79%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 16%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89%
William Jefferson 65%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
William Lewis Jenkins 39%
Nancy Johnson 47%
Tim Johnson 52%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Ric Keller 5%
Sue Kelly 52%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
Mark Kennedy 23%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Dale Kildee 77%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 96%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 93%
James Kolbe 23%
Dennis Kucinich 87%
Jon Kyl 2%
Ray LaHood 46%
Tom Lantos 84%
Steve LaTourette 48%
Frank Lautenberg 76%
James Leach 51%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 31%
Joe Lieberman 62%
Blanche Lincoln 65%
John Linder 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 31%
Dick Lugar 35%
Don Manzullo 29%
Jim Marshall 57%
Robert Matsui 86%
Thaddeus McCotter 43%
James McCrery III 22%
John McHugh 44%
Michael McNulty 82%
Martin Meehan 96%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 74%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Brad Miller 66%
Alan Mollohan 68%
Dennis Moore 61%
Jack Murtha 64%
Marilyn Musgrave 12%
Sue Myrick 7%
Ben Nelson 53%
Robert William Ney 36%
Anne Northup 37%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 38%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 77%
John Olver 98%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 59%
Thomas William Osborne 35%
Major Owens 88%
Michael Oxley 9%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 38%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 26%
Todd Platts 46%
Richard Pombo 7%
Earl Pomeroy 56%
Jon Porter, Sr. 31%
Deborah Pryce 27%
George Radanovich 9%
James Ramstad 42%
Ralph Regula 17%
Denny Rehberg 20%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 59%
Thomas Reynolds 26%
Mike Ross 56%
Steve Rothman 72%
Jim Ryun 16%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
Rick Santorum 24%
Paul Sarbanes 93%
Jim Saxton 51%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Christopher Shays 53%
Donald Sherwood 21%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 52%
Ike Skelton 59%
Gordon Smith 45%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 65%
Hilda Solis 94%
Mark Souder 32%
Arlen Specter 49%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Pete Stark 98%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Ted Stevens 18%
Ted Strickland 75%
Bart Stupak 70%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 9%
John Sweeney 47%
James Talent 39%
Tom Tancredo 13%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
Charles Taylor 31%
Gene Taylor 56%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 20%
Todd Tiahrt 16%
Ed Towns 81%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 79%
George Voinovich 38%
James Walsh 49%
Zach Wamp 23%
John Warner 36%
Diane Watson 95%
Mel Watt 84%
Anthony Weiner 81%
David Weldon 16%
W. Curtis Weldon 45%
Gerald Weller 27%
Robert Wexler 92%
Heather Wilson 49%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
David Wu 67%
Albert Wynn 58%
Bill Young 35%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 74%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 87%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 97%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 93%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 54%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 73%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 79%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 75%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 98%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 78%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 89%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 58%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 89%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 81%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 89%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 52%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 79%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 71%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 95%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 70%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 93%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 81%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 75%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 75%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 83%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 82%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 79%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 77%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 89%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 87%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 89%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 98%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 65%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 97%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 98%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 79%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 92%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 61%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 89%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 72%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 72%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 71%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 69%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 72%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 85%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 66%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 65%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 74%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 68%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 76%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 94%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 93%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 87%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 98%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 86%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 77%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 72%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 84%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 98%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 54%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 73%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 96%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 89%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 63%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 72%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 77%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 63%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 74%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 96%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 63%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 57%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 96%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 97%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 79%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 89%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 88%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 85%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 66%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 56%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 59%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 77%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 79%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 64%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 93%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 97%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 64%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 81%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 79%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 97%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 89%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 58%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 58%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 97%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 93%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 86%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 79%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 62%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 98%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 71%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 82%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 82%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 84%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 74%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 94%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 65%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 69%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 94%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 53%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 70%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 27%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 5%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 17%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 15%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 24%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 25%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 7%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 8%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 17%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 45%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 5%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 17%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 21%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 41%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 50%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 5%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 18%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 9%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 47%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 5%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 11%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 17%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 9%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 46%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 9%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 43%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 4%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 32%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 16%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 37%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 24%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 44%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 15%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 13%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 39%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 28%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 29%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 24%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 37%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 38%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 18%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 17%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 15%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 28%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 52%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 47%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 9%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 13%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 37%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 54%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 22%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 49%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 11%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 5%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 13%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 41%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 7%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 38%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 40%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 23%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 12%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 15%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 13%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 42%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 9%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 30%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 5%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 31%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 26%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 37%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 41%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 35%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 41%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 26%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 35%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 11%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 42%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 44%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 25%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 23%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 56%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 9%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 29%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 27%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 33%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 49%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 22%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 46%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 17%

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