Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

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

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