Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Liberal on Social Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 37%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 39%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 26%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 21%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 23%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 18%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 18%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 54%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 89%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 47%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 48%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 66%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 18%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 77%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 89%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 54%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 93%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 87%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 49%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 93%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 89%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 93%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 18%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 16%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 93%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 93%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 61%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 89%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 89%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 93%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 75%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 89%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 16%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 93%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 23%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 71%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 54%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 67%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 25%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 82%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 89%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 61%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 52%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 65%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 54%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 29%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 71%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 16%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 79%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 36%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 25%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 75%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 69%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 87%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 41%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 43%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 48%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 77%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 93%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 71%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 21%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 67%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 31%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 65%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 39%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 60%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 44%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 71%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 82%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 70%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 93%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 49%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 25%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 42%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 71%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 33%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 18%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 80%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 29%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 33%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 18%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 93%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 82%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 87%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 93%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 71%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 65%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 65%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 61%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 88%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 77%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 71%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 89%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 82%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 38%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 65%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 58%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 82%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 18%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 77%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 58%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 65%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 61%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 18%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 31%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 89%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 93%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 41%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 48%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 18%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 89%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 29%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 45%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 65%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 28%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 66%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 38%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 93%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 18%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 34%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 18%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 65%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 65%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 35%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 35%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 87%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 31%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 80%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 71%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 35%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 65%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 61%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 77%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 65%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 18%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 54%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 65%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 65%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 31%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 71%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 93%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 70%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 93%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 77%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 87%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 82%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 82%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 89%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 82%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 71%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 86%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 58%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 65%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 54%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 38%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 71%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 35%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 77%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 18%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 34%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 63%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 25%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 93%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 66%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 47%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 65%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 71%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 71%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 25%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 86%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 40%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 40%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 65%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 65%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 71%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 33%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 23%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 71%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 21%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 15%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 52%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 93%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
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 18%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 16%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 77%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 29%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 60%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 79%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 29%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 25%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 61%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 58%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 89%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 67%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 27%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 18%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 18%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 54%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 82%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 61%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 65%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 65%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 82%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 65%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 65%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 61%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 31%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 93%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 37%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 54%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 71%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 93%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
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 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 36%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 31%
Gary Ackerman 82%
John Adler 46%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 65%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 46%
Rob Andrews 86%
Michael Arcuri 44%
Steve Austria 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 61%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 18%
Brian Baird 51%
John Barrow 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
Max Baucus 45%
Melissa Bean 49%
Mark Begich 63%
Bob Bennett 32%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 54%
Judy Biggert 36%
Brian Bilbray 31%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
Tim Bishop 76%
John Boccieri 52%
Kit Bond 31%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 18%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
Dan Boren 41%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 46%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
Bruce Braley 66%
Bobby Bright 36%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
Scott Brown 36%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 25%
Dave Camp 16%
John Campbell III 23%
Eric Cantor 18%
Joseph Cao 46%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 61%
Christopher Carney 45%
Mike Castle 42%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 47%
Travis Childers 39%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 65%
Jerry Costello 43%
Mark Critz 38%
Kathy Dahlkemper 47%
Artur Davis 54%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 44%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 41%
Norm Dicks 61%
John Dingell 76%
Charles Djou 47%
Chris Dodd 65%
Byron Dorgan 65%
David Dreier 25%
Steve Driehaus 49%
Chet Edwards 49%
Vern Ehlers 39%
Brad Ellsworth 49%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
John Ensign 30%
Bob Etheridge 49%
Russ Feingold 65%
Bob Filner 93%
Barney Frank 93%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Jim Gerlach 36%
Gabrielle Giffords 49%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Bart Gordon 69%
Judd Gregg 34%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 23%
Kay Hagan 53%
John Hall 82%
Ralph Hall 23%
Debbie Halvorson 54%
Phil Hare 67%
Tom Harkin 65%
Jane Harman 89%
Doc Hastings 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 54%
Baron Hill 49%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
Paul Hodes 60%
Thomas Holden 42%
Rush Holt, Jr. 93%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 31%
Daniel Inouye 65%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 82%
Mike Johanns 29%
Timothy Johnson 65%
Tim Johnson 36%
Steve Kagen 67%
Paul Kanjorski 49%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Dale Kildee 61%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 65%
Mary Jo Kilroy 70%
Jack Kingston 18%
Larry Kissell 54%
Ron Klein 71%
Herb Kohl 59%
Suzanne Kosmas 54%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 44%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
Jon Kyl 21%
Mary Landrieu 57%
Tom Latham 25%
Steve LaTourette 38%
Frank Lautenberg 65%
Chris Lee 25%
George LeMieux 21%
Carl Levin 65%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 51%
Blanche Lincoln 43%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 35%
Dan Lungren 16%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Dan Maffei 58%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 54%
Jim Marshall 39%
Jim Matheson 49%
Carolyn McCarthy 59%
Thaddeus McCotter 31%
Mike McIntyre 39%
Buck McKeon 25%
Michael McMahon 52%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 61%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 52%
Mike Michaud 77%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 93%
Brad Miller 71%
Walt Minnick 46%
Harry Mitchell 44%
Alan Mollohan 65%
Dennis Moore 61%
Jim Moran, Jr. 82%
Patrick Murphy 54%
Scott Murphy 61%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 41%
Glenn Nye III 44%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 77%
John Olver 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 52%
Bill Owens 42%
Ed Pastor 67%
Ron Paul 34%
Donald Payne 75%
Tom Perriello 58%
Tom Petri 0%
Todd Platts 39%
Earl Pomeroy 54%
Mark Pryor 42%
Nick Rahall II 46%
Denny Rehberg 16%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Laura Richardson 76%
Jay Rockefeller IV 59%
Ciro Rodriguez 61%
Mike Rogers 25%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 79%
John Salazar 60%
Mark Schauer 54%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 33%
Allyson Schwartz 61%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 61%
John Shadegg 18%
Carol Shea-Porter 66%
Heath Shuler 42%
Ike Skelton 44%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 52%
Zack Space 47%
Arlen Specter 65%
John Spratt, Jr. 54%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 18%
Bart Stupak 67%
John Sullivan 24%
Betty Sutton 61%
John Tanner 46%
Gene Taylor 36%
Harry Teague 69%
Lee Terry 25%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 93%
Ed Towns 93%
Mark Udall 59%
George Voinovich 40%
Diane Watson 88%
Mel Watt 77%
Henry Waxman 93%
Jim Webb, Jr. 51%
Anthony Weiner 77%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 59%
Frank Wolf 25%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
David Wu 51%
Bill Young 29%

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