Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

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

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