Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 51%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 26%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 15%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 6%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 59%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 23%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 53%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 52%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 97%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 96%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 92%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 68%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 86%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 95%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 86%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 97%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 62%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 93%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 89%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 96%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 30%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 91%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 17%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 76%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 81%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 89%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 97%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 11%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 89%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 35%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 16%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 80%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 39%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 21%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 78%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 68%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 84%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 59%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 63%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 64%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 8%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 11%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 11%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 93%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 84%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 53%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 53%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 28%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 9%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 58%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 6%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 92%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 23%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 17%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 49%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 63%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 8%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 97%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 96%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 23%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 18%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 23%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 55%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 81%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 58%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 94%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 92%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 95%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 11%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 76%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 71%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 30%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 41%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 46%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 29%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 6%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 23%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 60%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 23%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 6%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 96%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 84%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 78%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 88%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 68%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 75%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 82%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 79%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 78%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 54%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 71%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 96%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 68%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 17%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 41%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 11%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 76%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 37%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 72%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 97%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 28%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 84%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 44%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 28%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 75%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 74%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 16%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 32%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 11%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 68%
NA President Barack Obama II D 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 89%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 18%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 68%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 45%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 79%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 11%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 55%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 6%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 23%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 47%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 41%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 75%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 47%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 90%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 84%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 37%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 72%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 71%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 39%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 75%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 70%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 83%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 97%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 86%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 96%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 86%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 96%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 89%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 86%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 88%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 68%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 34%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 35%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 66%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 32%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 17%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 63%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 28%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 28%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 39%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 64%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 82%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 81%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 44%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 73%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 71%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 46%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 15%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 32%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 89%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 68%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 49%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 8%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 72%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 61%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 33%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 41%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 6%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 18%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 26%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 28%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 11%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 78%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 17%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 17%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 32%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 31%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 64%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 85%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 9%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 10%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 11%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 57%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 65%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 21%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 17%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 78%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 18%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 21%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 88%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 27%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 6%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 75%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 38%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 96%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 79%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 96%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 80%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 70%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 35%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 96%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 66%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 77%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 91%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 34%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 65%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 93%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 38%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 38%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 41%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 57%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 96%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 79%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 17%
Wayne Allard 18%
Thomas Allen 74%
Rob Andrews 76%
Joe Baca, Sr. 68%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 44%
Max Baucus 66%
Evan Bayh 71%
Melissa Bean 61%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 74%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 54%
Judy Biggert 52%
Brian Bilbray 27%
Jeff Bingaman 76%
Kit Bond 18%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 51%
Dan Boren 49%
Leonard Boswell 58%
Rick Boucher 62%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 15%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 51%
Chris Cannon 42%
Eric Cantor 11%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 73%
Julia Carson 92%
Mike Castle 54%
Ben Chandler III 58%
Hillary Clinton 80%
Norm Coleman 40%
Kent Conrad 58%
Jerry Costello 60%
Larry Craig 37%
Robert Cramer 51%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Artur Davis 62%
Geoff Davis 28%
Jo Ann Davis 17%
Lincoln Davis 46%
Thomas Davis III 47%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Norm Dicks 77%
Chris Dodd 93%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 37%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 57%
Thelma Drake 23%
David Dreier 41%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 48%
Jo Ann Emerson 34%
Philip English 44%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 61%
Terry Everett 21%
Tom Feeney 23%
Russ Feingold 86%
Michael Ferguson 46%
Bob Filner 97%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 45%
Barney Frank 82%
Elton Gallegly 15%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 28%
Charlie Gonzalez 72%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 53%
Judd Gregg 36%
Jane Harman 73%
Robert Hayes 11%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 59%
Maurice Hinchey 85%
David Lee Hobson 32%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 57%
Darlene Hooley 64%
Kenny Hulshof 32%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Kay Hutchison 28%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 45%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
William Jefferson 74%
Tim Johnson 48%
Paul Kanjorski 61%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Dale Kildee 67%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 91%
Joseph Knollenberg 43%
Herb Kohl 67%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
John Kuhl, Jr. 32%
Jon Kyl 18%
Ray LaHood 35%
Tom Lantos 83%
Steve LaTourette 43%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
Jerry Lewis 47%
Ron Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 74%
Blanche Lincoln 64%
John Linder 23%
Trent Lott, Sr. 27%
Dick Lugar 48%
Dan Lungren 35%
Connie Mack IV 43%
Don Manzullo 32%
Jim Marshall 51%
Melquiades Martinez 42%
Thaddeus McCotter 23%
James McCrery III 31%
John McHugh 34%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 87%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 71%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 51%
Brad Miller 66%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 69%
Jack Murtha 62%
Marilyn Musgrave 6%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 29%
Jim Oberstar 65%
Dave Obey 66%
John Olver 97%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 61%
Ron Paul 56%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 26%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 28%
Todd Platts 34%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Jon Porter, Sr. 46%
Deborah Pryce 43%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 49%
Ralph Regula 35%
Denny Rehberg 26%
Richard Renzi 35%
Silvestre Reyes 65%
Thomas Reynolds 34%
Mike Ross 54%
Steve Rothman 80%
Ken Salazar 69%
Jim Saxton 40%
Jean Schmidt 17%
John Shadegg 31%
Christopher Shays 60%
Ike Skelton 54%
Gordon Smith 39%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Vic Snyder 64%
Hilda Solis 93%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 56%
John Spratt, Jr. 56%
Pete Stark 97%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 41%
Bart Stupak 63%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 33%
Tom Tancredo 11%
John Tanner 59%
Ellen Tauscher 76%
Gene Taylor 41%
Todd Tiahrt 16%
Ed Towns 82%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
George Voinovich 45%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 23%
John Warner 43%
Diane Watson 97%
Mel Watt 90%
Anthony Weiner 78%
David Weldon 11%
Gerald Weller 26%
Robert Wexler 83%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 97%
David Wu 74%
Albert Wynn 73%
Bill Young 31%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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