Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 49%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 51%
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 22%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 12%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 24%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 23%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 48%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 84%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 76%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 96%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 97%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 59%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 98%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 98%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 92%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 97%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 39%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 85%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 74%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 76%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 98%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 30%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 96%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 12%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 98%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 75%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 42%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 28%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 80%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 95%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 77%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 65%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 62%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 17%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 15%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 74%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 22%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 83%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 51%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 53%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 62%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 32%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 58%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 23%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 32%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 45%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 77%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 57%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 96%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 57%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 86%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 97%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 32%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 73%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 69%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 37%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 22%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 23%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 23%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 19%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 24%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 23%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 30%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 19%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 97%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 82%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 90%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 87%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 69%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 82%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 72%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 74%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 77%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 81%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 53%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 90%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 36%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 86%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 98%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 89%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 90%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 19%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 84%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 82%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 23%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 75%
NA President Barack Obama II D 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 90%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 68%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 44%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 79%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 12%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 27%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 43%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 46%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 48%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 17%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 82%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 76%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 49%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 37%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 65%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 36%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 70%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 91%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 98%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 87%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 78%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 91%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 79%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 87%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 78%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 61%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 79%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 27%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 67%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 32%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 27%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 64%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 23%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 34%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 16%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 77%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 43%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 89%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 62%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 85%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 82%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 47%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 68%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 49%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 19%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 42%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 90%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 66%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 23%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 41%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 61%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 26%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 26%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 31%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 31%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 87%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 14%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 30%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 36%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 12%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 65%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 88%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 19%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 60%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 64%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 87%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
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 36%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 98%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 19%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 12%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 74%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 77%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 70%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 24%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 97%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 44%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 79%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 88%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 38%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 67%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 91%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 32%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 45%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 82%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 12%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 74%
Joe Baca, Sr. 65%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 52%
Roscoe Bartlett 49%
Charlie Bass 47%
Max Baucus 63%
Evan Bayh 83%
Melissa Bean 60%
Bob Beauprez 21%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 54%
Judy Biggert 52%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
Tim Bishop 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 54%
Kit Bond 23%
Henry Bonilla 28%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
Dan Boren 48%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 61%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 36%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 55%
Dave Camp 17%
Chris Cannon 47%
Eric Cantor 12%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 73%
Julia Carson 89%
Edward Case 61%
Mike Castle 58%
Lincoln Chafee 60%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 52%
Chris Chocola 12%
Hillary Clinton 83%
Howard Coble 24%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 39%
Kent Conrad 58%
Jerry Costello 57%
Larry Craig 38%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 30%
Artur Davis 64%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 68%
Jo Ann Davis 18%
Lincoln Davis 48%
Thomas Davis III 45%
Bill Delahunt 83%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Norm Dicks 73%
John Dingell 75%
Chris Dodd 76%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 65%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 23%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 32%
Philip English 31%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Lane Evans 80%
Terry Everett 17%
Tom Feeney 18%
Russ Feingold 83%
Michael Ferguson 42%
Bob Filner 87%
Mark Foley 46%
Harold Ford, Jr. 61%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 32%
Barney Frank 94%
William Frist 23%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 45%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 53%
Paul Gillmor 34%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 12%
Bart Gordon 53%
Mark Green 37%
Judd Gregg 39%
Gilbert Gutknecht 28%
Charles Hagel 43%
Ralph Hall 11%
Tom Harkin 83%
Jane Harman 71%
Katherine Harris 38%
Melissa Hart 31%
Doc Hastings 44%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 19%
Joel Hefley 15%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
Maurice Hinchey 86%
David Lee Hobson 32%
Pete Hoekstra 26%
Thomas Holden 52%
Rush Holt, Jr. 90%
Darlene Hooley 66%
John Nathan Hostettler 24%
Kenny Hulshof 23%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 23%
Henry Hyde 24%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 23%
Daniel Inouye 72%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 18%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 86%
William Jefferson 70%
James Merrill Jeffords 65%
William Lewis Jenkins 15%
Nancy Johnson 54%
Tim Johnson 51%
Timothy Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 58%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 49%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Mark Kennedy 23%
Patrick Kennedy 79%
Dale Kildee 66%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Jack Kingston 35%
Joseph Knollenberg 41%
Herb Kohl 71%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
John Kuhl, Jr. 37%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 44%
Mary Landrieu 57%
Tom Lantos 76%
Tom Latham 23%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
James Leach 58%
Carl Levin 77%
Jerry Lewis 38%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 65%
Blanche Lincoln 65%
John Linder 21%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 45%
Dan Lungren 24%
Connie Mack IV 42%
Don Manzullo 37%
Jim Marshall 45%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 55%
Carolyn McCarthy 69%
Thaddeus McCotter 32%
James McCrery III 20%
John McHugh 27%
Mike McIntyre 49%
Buck McKeon 14%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 98%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 93%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 72%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 55%
Mike Michaud 67%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 85%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 93%
Brad Miller 71%
Alan Mollohan 63%
Dennis Moore 65%
Jim Moran, Jr. 77%
Jack Murtha 62%
Marilyn Musgrave 17%
Sue Myrick 15%
Ben Nelson 51%
Robert William Ney 39%
Anne Northup 14%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 70%
Dave Obey 71%
John Olver 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 59%
Thomas William Osborne 28%
Major Owens 98%
Michael Oxley 27%
Ed Pastor 90%
Ron Paul 55%
Donald Payne 95%
John Peterson 26%
Tom Petri 39%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 12%
Todd Platts 34%
Richard Pombo 28%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Jon Porter, Sr. 46%
Deborah Pryce 40%
Mark Pryor 58%
George Radanovich 32%
Nick Rahall II 64%
James Ramstad 43%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 32%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Thomas Reynolds 41%
Jay Rockefeller IV 73%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 56%
Steve Rothman 76%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 82%
John Salazar 62%
Ken Salazar 56%
Rick Santorum 42%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
Jim Saxton 43%
Allyson Schwartz 70%
John Schwarz 51%
John Shadegg 24%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 28%
Christopher Shays 55%
Donald Sherwood 37%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 54%
Ike Skelton 52%
Gordon Smith 48%
Olympia Snowe 53%
Vic Snyder 66%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Mark Souder 21%
Arlen Specter 52%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Pete Stark 98%
Cliff Stearns 12%
Ted Stevens 47%
Ted Strickland 64%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 44%
John Sweeney 46%
James Talent 23%
Tom Tancredo 21%
John Tanner 56%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
Charles Taylor 34%
Gene Taylor 27%
Lee Terry 38%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 48%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 92%
Ed Towns 80%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
Mark Udall 67%
George Voinovich 39%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 26%
John Warner 46%
Diane Watson 93%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 83%
Anthony Weiner 81%
David Weldon 12%
W. Curtis Weldon 35%
Gerald Weller 41%
Robert Wexler 88%
Heather Wilson 55%
Frank Wolf 39%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
David Wu 72%
Albert Wynn 72%
Bill Young 35%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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