Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 35%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 31%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 21%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 5%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 34%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 26%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 15%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 43%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 73%
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 76%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 5%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 75%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 88%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 56%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 75%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 72%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 55%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 79%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 87%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 8%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 4%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 91%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 73%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 87%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 91%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 91%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 91%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 11%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 91%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 28%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 64%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 67%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 26%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 16%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 82%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 64%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 82%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 54%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 13%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 68%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 70%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 88%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 73%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 57%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 68%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 25%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 87%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 19%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 19%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 64%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 27%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 88%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 35%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 27%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 82%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 38%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 27%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 6%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 11%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 87%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 91%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 9%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 71%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 8%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 91%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 22%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 80%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 5%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 22%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 14%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 30%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 37%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 70%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 57%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 91%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 62%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 17%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 87%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 48%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 27%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 31%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 47%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 58%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 91%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 5%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 24%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 23%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 24%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 14%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 30%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 23%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 68%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 23%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 19%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 29%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 6%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 14%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 12%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 73%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 68%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 91%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 82%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 91%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 70%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 85%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 88%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 91%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 82%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 88%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 82%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 39%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 82%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 72%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 56%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 39%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 38%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 86%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 58%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 62%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 12%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 29%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 81%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 91%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 44%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 45%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 24%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 64%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 9%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 91%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 13%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 28%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 26%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 91%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 11%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 55%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 86%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 82%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 33%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 82%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 9%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 4%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 32%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 5%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 81%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 72%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 12%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 86%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 38%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 75%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 73%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 32%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 88%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 68%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 71%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 26%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 61%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 88%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 88%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 34%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 62%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 70%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 91%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 82%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 81%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 68%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 73%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 75%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 91%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 81%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 62%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 82%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 91%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 82%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 9%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 5%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 60%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 39%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 91%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 36%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 73%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 13%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 14%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 5%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 71%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 88%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 33%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 73%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 60%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 52%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 72%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 91%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 91%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 18%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 23%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 91%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 34%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 15%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 39%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 88%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 88%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 75%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 14%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 9%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 3%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 33%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 29%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 23%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 29%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 54%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 4%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 82%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 6%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 11%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 17%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 30%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 12%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 88%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 19%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 15%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 86%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 91%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 22%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 7%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 23%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 55%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 88%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 18%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 58%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 32%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 30%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 88%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 21%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 12%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 77%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 68%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 82%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 53%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 64%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 9%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 73%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 40%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 81%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 91%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 49%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 91%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 4%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 38%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 14%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 14%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 91%
Gary Ackerman 71%
John Adler 46%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 81%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 47%
Rob Andrews 82%
Michael Arcuri 52%
Steve Austria 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Michele Bachmann 7%
Spencer Bachus 16%
Brian Baird 53%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 52%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 43%
Melissa Bean 52%
Mark Begich 61%
Bob Bennett 29%
Shelley Berkley 68%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 52%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 28%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
Tim Bishop 64%
John Boccieri 54%
Kit Bond 34%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 34%
Dan Boren 42%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 53%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
Bruce Braley 68%
Bobby Bright 41%
Paul Broun 9%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 36%
Jim Bunning 9%
Roland Burris 88%
Dan Burton 19%
Steve Buyer 29%
Robert Byrd 48%
Dave Camp 32%
John Campbell III 26%
Eric Cantor 8%
Joseph Cao 39%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 75%
Christopher Carney 46%
Mike Castle 41%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Ben Chandler III 54%
Travis Childers 43%
Howard Coble 16%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 59%
Jerry Costello 57%
Kathy Dahlkemper 53%
Artur Davis 59%
Geoff Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 48%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 3%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 37%
Norm Dicks 75%
John Dingell 73%
Chris Dodd 88%
Byron Dorgan 54%
David Dreier 21%
Steve Driehaus 53%
Chet Edwards 49%
Vern Ehlers 37%
Brad Ellsworth 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 35%
John Ensign 6%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Russ Feingold 47%
Bob Filner 75%
Barney Frank 91%
Elton Gallegly 16%
Jim Gerlach 37%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Phil Gingrey 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
Bart Gordon 55%
Judd Gregg 31%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 42%
Kay Hagan 59%
John Hall 82%
Ralph Hall 25%
Debbie Halvorson 51%
Phil Hare 75%
Tom Harkin 80%
Jane Harman 61%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 44%
Baron Hill 51%
Maurice Hinchey 67%
Paul Hodes 55%
Pete Hoekstra 28%
Thomas Holden 48%
Rush Holt, Jr. 91%
Duncan Hunter 15%
Kay Hutchison 27%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 22%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
Mike Johanns 20%
Tim Johnson 35%
Timothy Johnson 67%
Steve Kagen 68%
Paul Kanjorski 55%
Ted Kaufman 79%
Patrick Kennedy 79%
Dale Kildee 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70%
Mary Jo Kilroy 75%
Jack Kingston 17%
Larry Kissell 50%
Ron Klein 61%
Herb Kohl 65%
Suzanne Kosmas 48%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 42%
Dennis Kucinich 51%
Jon Kyl 11%
Mary Landrieu 51%
Tom Latham 31%
Steve LaTourette 39%
Frank Lautenberg 86%
Chris Lee 33%
Carl Levin 81%
Jerry Lewis 24%
Joe Lieberman 49%
Blanche Lincoln 44%
John Linder 8%
Dick Lugar 37%
Dan Lungren 19%
Connie Mack IV 14%
Dan Maffei 57%
Don Manzullo 16%
Betsy Markey 44%
Jim Marshall 43%
Melquiades Martinez 36%
Eric Massa 45%
Jim Matheson 44%
Carolyn McCarthy 66%
Thaddeus McCotter 36%
John McHugh 42%
Mike McIntyre 44%
Buck McKeon 22%
Michael McMahon 46%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 64%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47%
Mike Michaud 64%
Gary Miller 21%
George Miller 87%
Brad Miller 75%
Walt Minnick 41%
Harry Mitchell 42%
Alan Mollohan 61%
Dennis Moore 75%
Jim Moran, Jr. 67%
Patrick Murphy 57%
Scott Murphy 49%
Jack Murtha 79%
Sue Myrick 18%
Ben Nelson 41%
Glenn Nye III 44%
Jim Oberstar 73%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 58%
Ed Pastor 71%
Ron Paul 15%
Donald Payne 91%
Tom Perriello 45%
Tom Petri 35%
Todd Platts 36%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Mark Pryor 52%
George Radanovich 9%
Nick Rahall II 62%
Denny Rehberg 24%
Silvestre Reyes 68%
Laura Richardson 67%
Jay Rockefeller IV 78%
Ciro Rodriguez 62%
Mike Rogers 31%
Mike Ross 48%
Steve Rothman 82%
John Salazar 60%
Mark Schauer 58%
Jean Schmidt 20%
Allyson Schwartz 64%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 59%
John Shadegg 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 75%
Heath Shuler 45%
Ike Skelton 50%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 56%
Mark Souder 32%
Zack Space 51%
Arlen Specter 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 68%
Pete Stark 64%
Cliff Stearns 24%
Bart Stupak 49%
John Sullivan 13%
Betty Sutton 88%
John Tanner 48%
Ellen Tauscher 66%
Gene Taylor 41%
Harry Teague 43%
Lee Terry 30%
Todd Tiahrt 13%
John Tierney 75%
Ed Towns 86%
Mark Udall 61%
George Voinovich 38%
Zach Wamp 27%
John Warner 56%
Diane Watson 91%
Mel Watt 91%
Henry Waxman 91%
Jim Webb, Jr. 46%
Anthony Weiner 64%
Robert Wexler 71%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 61%
Frank Wolf 36%
Lynn Woolsey 82%
David Wu 80%
Bill Young 33%

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