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Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 51%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 26%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 6%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 59%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 23%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 53%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 52%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 97%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 96%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 68%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 59%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 63%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 53%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 28%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 23%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 49%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 63%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 8%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 97%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 23%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 18%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 23%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 55%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 76%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 71%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 30%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 41%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 46%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 29%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 6%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 60%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 23%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 6%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 68%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 78%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 71%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 96%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 68%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 41%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 76%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 37%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 72%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 28%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 28%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 74%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 16%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 32%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 11%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 68%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 89%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 68%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 45%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 79%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 11%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 55%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 6%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 23%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 84%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 37%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 72%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 39%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 68%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 34%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 35%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 66%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 32%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 63%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 28%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 28%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 39%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 44%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 46%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 32%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 89%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 68%

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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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