Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Paul Sarbanes 95%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
Gary Ackerman 94%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 94%
Barney Frank 94%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 94%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 94%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 94%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 94%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 94%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 94%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 94%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 94%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 94%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
John Olver 94%
Donald Payne 94%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 94%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 94%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 94%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 94%
Hilda Solis 94%
Pete Stark 94%
Diane Watson 94%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
Robert Wexler 94%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 92%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
Patrick Kennedy 92%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 92%
Brad Miller 92%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 92%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 92%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 92%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 92%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 92%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 91%
Bill Delahunt 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 91%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
Howard Berman 88%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 88%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Tom Lantos 88%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 88%
Martin Meehan 88%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 88%
Major Owens 88%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 88%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 88%
Mel Watt 88%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 87%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 87%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 87%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 87%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 87%
NA President Barack Obama II D 87%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 86%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 85%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 85%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 85%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 85%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 85%
Dave Obey 85%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 85%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 85%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 85%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 85%
Hillary Clinton 84%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 84%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 83%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 82%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 82%
Russ Carnahan 82%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 82%
Lane Evans 82%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 82%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 82%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 82%
Martin Olav Sabo 82%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 82%
Thomas Allen 81%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 81%
Chris Dodd 81%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 81%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 81%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 81%
Bob Filner 81%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 81%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 80%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 80%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 80%
Julia Carson 79%
Jim Oberstar 79%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 78%
Bob Etheridge 78%
James Merrill Jeffords 78%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 78%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 78%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 78%
Michael McNulty 78%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 78%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 78%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 78%
Rob Andrews 77%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 77%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 77%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 77%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 77%
James Davis 76%
Russ Feingold 76%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 76%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 76%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 75%
Norm Dicks 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 75%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 75%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 75%
Shelley Berkley 74%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 74%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 74%
Dale Kildee 74%
Joe Lieberman 74%
Steve Rothman 74%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 73%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 72%
Herb Kohl 72%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 72%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 72%
John Spratt, Jr. 72%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 72%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 71%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 71%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 71%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 71%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 71%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 71%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 71%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 71%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 71%
Byron Dorgan 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Brian Baird 69%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 69%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 69%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 69%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 69%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 69%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 69%
David Wu 69%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 68%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 68%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 68%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 68%
Bart Stupak 68%
Ellen Tauscher 68%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 67%
Ted Strickland 67%
Ed Towns 67%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 66%
Evan Bayh 66%
Paul Kanjorski 66%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 66%
Vic Snyder 66%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 65%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 65%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 65%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 65%
Ben Chandler III 64%
Jane Harman 64%
Daniel Inouye 64%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 64%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 64%
Joe Baca, Sr. 63%
Rick Boucher 63%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 63%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 63%
Dennis Moore 63%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 62%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Kent Conrad 62%
Jerry Costello 62%
Artur Davis 62%
William Jefferson 62%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 61%
Ken Salazar 61%
Robert Byrd 60%
Edward Case 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 60%
Jack Murtha 60%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Mike Ross 60%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 60%
Albert Wynn 60%
Melissa Bean 59%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 59%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 59%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 59%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 59%
Silvestre Reyes 59%
Harold Ford, Jr. 58%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 58%
Blanche Lincoln 58%
Alan Mollohan 58%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 58%
Marion Berry 57%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 57%
Thomas Holden 57%
Ike Skelton 57%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 56%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 56%
Jim Marshall 56%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 56%
John Tanner 56%
Chet Edwards 55%
Bart Gordon 55%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 55%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Gene Taylor 55%
Max Baucus 54%
James Leach 54%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 54%
Ron Paul 54%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 54%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 53%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 53%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 53%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 53%
Christopher Shays 53%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 53%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
Lincoln Davis 52%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 52%
Tim Johnson 52%
James Ramstad 52%
Mike Castle 51%
Nancy Johnson 51%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 51%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 51%
Arlen Specter 51%
Dan Boren 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Ben Nelson 50%
Jim Saxton 50%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 49%
Norm Coleman 49%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 49%
Todd Platts 49%
Heather Wilson 49%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Mark Green 48%
Sue Kelly 48%
Gordon Smith 48%
W. Curtis Weldon 48%
Thomas Davis III 47%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 47%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 47%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 47%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 47%
Vern Ehlers 46%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 46%
Ray LaHood 46%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 46%
George Voinovich 46%
Roscoe Bartlett 45%
Dick Lugar 45%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 45%
John Schwarz 45%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 45%
Mark Foley 44%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 44%
John McHugh 44%
John Sununu 44%
John Sweeney 44%
Tom Tancredo 44%
Charlie Bass 43%
Michael Ferguson 43%
Cliff Stearns 43%
James Walsh 43%
John Warner 43%
Judy Biggert 42%
Thaddeus McCotter 42%
Richard Renzi 42%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 42%
James Talent 42%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 42%
Michael Bilirakis 41%
Judd Gregg 41%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 41%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 41%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 41%
Bill Young 41%
Ginny Brown-Waite 40%
John Doolittle 40%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 39%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 39%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 38%
Jim Gibbons 38%
Gilbert Gutknecht 38%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 38%
John Kuhl, Jr. 38%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 38%
Robert William Ney 38%
Philip English 37%
Don Manzullo 37%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 37%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 36%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 36%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 36%
Melquiades Martinez 36%
Thomas Reynolds 36%
David Weldon 36%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 36%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 35%
Katherine Harris 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 35%
Kenny Hulshof 35%
Kay Hutchison 35%
Henry Hyde 35%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 35%
Zach Wamp 35%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 34%
Mark Kennedy 34%
Joseph Knollenberg 34%
Rick Santorum 34%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 34%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 33%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Joel Hefley 33%
William Thomas 33%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 33%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 32%
John Peterson 32%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 32%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 31%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Geoff Davis 30%
Tom Feeney 30%
Elton Gallegly 30%
Paul Gillmor 30%
Robert Hayes 30%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 30%
Ralph Regula 30%
Donald Sherwood 30%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 30%
Conrad Burns 29%
Elizabeth Dole 29%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 29%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 29%
William Lewis Jenkins 29%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 29%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 29%
John Ensign 28%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 28%
Jerry Lewis 28%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 28%
James Nussle 28%
Jon Porter, Sr. 28%
David Lee Hobson 27%
James Kolbe 27%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 27%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 27%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 26%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 26%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 26%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 26%
Gerald Weller 26%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 25%
Ted Stevens 25%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 24%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 24%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 24%
Pete Hoekstra 24%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 24%
Anne Northup 24%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 24%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 24%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 24%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 23%
Barbara Cubin 23%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 23%
Ric Keller 23%
Larry Craig 22%
James DeMint 22%
Bob Beauprez 21%
Steve Buyer 21%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 21%
Thomas DeLay 21%
Connie Mack IV 21%
Michael Oxley 21%
John Shadegg 21%
Bob Bennett 20%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 19%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 19%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 19%
David Dreier 19%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 19%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 19%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 19%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 19%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 19%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 19%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 18%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 18%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 17%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 17%
James McCrery III 17%
Richard Pombo 17%
Deborah Pryce 17%
George Allen 16%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 16%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 16%
Jon Kyl 16%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 15%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
Chris Chocola 14%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 14%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 14%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 14%
Melissa Hart 14%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 14%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 14%
Ron Lewis 14%
Thomas William Osborne 14%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 14%
Denny Rehberg 14%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 14%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 13%
Dan Burton 13%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 13%
George Radanovich 13%
Terry Everett 12%
William Frist 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 12%
Trent Lott, Sr. 11%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 9%
Rodney Alexander 9%
Henry Bonilla 9%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 9%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 9%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 9%
Thelma Drake 9%
Duncan Hunter 9%
Dan Lungren 9%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 9%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 9%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 9%
Jim Ryun 9%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 9%
Mike Sodrel 9%
Charles Taylor 9%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 8%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 8%
Sue Myrick 8%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 7%
Kit Bond 6%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 6%
Jim Bunning 6%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 6%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 6%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 6%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 6%
Todd Tiahrt 6%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 6%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 6%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 3%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 3%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 3%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 3%
John Linder 3%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 3%
Marilyn Musgrave 3%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 3%
Mark Souder 3%
John Sullivan 3%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 3%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%

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