Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Liberal on Social Policy Score

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

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