Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Social Policy Score

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

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