Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

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

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