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Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 32%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 3%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 63%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 25%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 26%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 68%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 12%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 24%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 37%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 26%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 37%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 52%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 28%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 14%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 56%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 27%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 74%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 45%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 91%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 87%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 79%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 65%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 4%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 23%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 46%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 79%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 79%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 79%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 21%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 42%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 42%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 62%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 45%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 63%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
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%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
J. Gresham Barrett 25%
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%
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%
Chris Cannon 3%
Eric Cantor 16%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 79%
Julia Carson 94%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 65%
Hillary Clinton 63%
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%
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%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 26%
Charlie Gonzalez 63%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38%
Bart Gordon 60%
Judd Gregg 3%
Robert Hayes 32%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 59%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
David Lee Hobson 30%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 60%
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%
Paul Kanjorski 62%
Ric Keller 34%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 87%
Patrick Kennedy 94%
Dale Kildee 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
Joseph Knollenberg 4%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 74%
John Kuhl, Jr. 45%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 38%
Tom Lantos 94%
Steve LaTourette 43%
Frank Lautenberg 87%
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%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
James McCrery III 4%
John McHugh 48%
Michael McNulty 94%
Martin Meehan 82%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 69%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 51%
Brad Miller 74%
Alan Mollohan 61%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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