Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Liberal (Social)

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 25%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 30%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 30%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 0%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 73%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 32%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 36%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 38%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 21%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 85%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 21%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 28%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 60%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 32%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 85%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 65%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 43%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 73%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 85%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 76%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 62%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 85%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 81%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 85%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 81%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 9%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 17%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 85%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 75%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 81%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 81%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 85%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 85%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 85%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 85%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 28%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 85%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 21%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 78%
CA U.S. House-44 Janice Hahn D 85%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 14%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 71%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 85%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 65%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 41%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 21%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 9%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 62%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 74%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 85%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 85%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 65%
DE U.S. House-At-Large John Carney, Jr. D 67%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 38%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 85%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 9%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 9%
FL U.S. House-10 Daniel Webster R 21%
FL U.S. House-11 Rich Nugent R 9%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 27%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 81%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 34%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 9%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 78%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 81%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 85%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 85%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 56%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 56%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 62%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
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 0%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 21%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 70%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 75%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 63%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 26%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 39%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 85%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 59%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 81%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 71%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 49%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 85%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 85%
IL U.S. House-10 Bob Dold R 58%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 42%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 48%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 50%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 48%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 58%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 78%
IN U.S. House-3 Marlin Stutzman R 26%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 0%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 66%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 21%
IN U.S. House-9 Todd Young R 38%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. House-1 Tim Huelskamp R 34%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 15%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 9%
KS U.S. House-4 Mike Pompeo R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 44%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 30%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 78%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 43%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 34%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 70%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 9%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 85%
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 85%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 81%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 63%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 85%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 64%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 85%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 85%
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 85%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 81%
MI U.S. House-1 Dan Benishek R 0%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 0%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 54%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 41%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 14%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 81%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 41%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 85%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 63%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 9%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 28%
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 57%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 85%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 44%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 34%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 85%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 18%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 9%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 30%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 18%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 69%
NC U.S. House-2 Renee Ellmers R 16%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 52%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 85%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 27%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 34%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 9%
NH U.S. House-1 Frank Guinta R 17%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 52%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 52%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 21%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 85%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 48%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 72%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 67%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 9%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 78%
NV U.S. House-3 Joe Heck, Jr. R 47%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 49%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 75%
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 85%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 85%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 85%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 85%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 85%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 85%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 78%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 72%
NY U.S. House-19 Chris Gibson R 54%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 67%
NY U.S. House-22 Richard Hanna R 52%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 36%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 68%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 59%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 21%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 21%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 9%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 78%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 53%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 85%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 41%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 65%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 41%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 43%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 18%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 30%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 36%
OR U.S. House-1 Suzanne Bonamici Other 78%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 44%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 68%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 62%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 60%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 85%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 70%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 36%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 43%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 55%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 44%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 45%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 18%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 47%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 77%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 46%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 15%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 46%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 81%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 70%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 21%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 9%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 21%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 25%
SC U.S. House-5 Mick Mulvaney R 34%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 14%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 39%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 34%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 28%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 61%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 14%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House-8 Stephen Fincher R 15%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 68%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 34%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 44%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 9%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 28%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 21%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 81%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 27%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 26%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 18%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 78%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 85%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 32%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 30%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 28%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 59%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 62%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 75%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 18%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 18%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 85%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 20%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 20%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 21%
VA U.S. House-2 Scott Rigell R 44%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 85%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 39%
VA U.S. House-5 Robert Hurt R 15%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 9%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 21%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 68%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 69%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 71%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 30%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 81%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 54%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 72%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 76%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 38%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 63%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 69%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 36%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 42%
WI U.S. House-8 Reid Ribble R 28%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 47%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 51%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 20%
Gary Ackerman 78%
Sandy Adams 9%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 45%
Jason Altmire 58%
Rob Andrews 77%
Steve Austria 32%
Joe Baca, Sr. 65%
Michele Bachmann 18%
Spencer Bachus 34%
John Barrow 56%
Roscoe Bartlett 38%
Charlie Bass 50%
Rick Berg 28%
Shelley Berkley 64%
Howard Berman 70%
Judy Biggert 55%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Tim Bishop 71%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 32%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 51%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Bruce Braley 72%
Paul Broun 42%
Ann Marie Buerkle 18%
Dan Burton 17%
Dave Camp 34%
John Campbell III 25%
Francisco Canseco 9%
Eric Cantor 17%
Russ Carnahan 69%
Ben Chandler III 59%
Hansen Clarke 85%
Howard Coble 28%
Chip Cravaack 48%
Mark Critz 60%
Geoff Davis 40%
Norm Dicks 72%
John Dingell 85%
David Dreier 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 49%
Barney Frank 74%
Elton Gallegly 17%
Jim Gerlach 53%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Michael Grimm 53%
Ralph Hall 32%
Colleen Hanabusa 68%
Doc Hastings 36%
Nan Hayworth 51%
Wally Herger, Jr. 15%
Maurice Hinchey 78%
Thomas Holden 61%
Rush Holt, Jr. 73%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Tim Johnson 56%
Dale Kildee 75%
Jack Kingston 18%
Larry Kissell 57%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
Jeff Landry 0%
Tom Latham 30%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Jerry Lewis 44%
Dan Lungren 30%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 26%
Jim Matheson 57%
Carolyn McCarthy 65%
Thaddeus McCotter 54%
Mike McIntyre 57%
Buck McKeon 14%
Mike Michaud 62%
Gary Miller 14%
George Miller 81%
Brad Miller 78%
Jim Moran, Jr. 66%
Sue Myrick 0%
Alan Nunnelee 0%
John Olver 85%
Bill Owens 62%
Ed Pastor 78%
Tom Petri 46%
Todd Platts 51%
Ben Quayle 0%
Nick Rahall II 59%
Denny Rehberg 36%
Silvestre Reyes 65%
Laura Richardson 85%
David Rivera 54%
Mike Rogers 9%
Mike Ross 58%
Steve Rothman 76%
Jon Runyan 53%
Bobby Schilling 41%
Jean Schmidt 48%
Allyson Schwartz 78%
Heath Shuler 55%
Steve Southerland 0%
Pete Stark 85%
Cliff Stearns 0%
John Sullivan 32%
Betty Sutton 77%
Lee Terry 48%
John Tierney 85%
Ed Towns 76%
Bob Turner 21%
Joe Walsh 46%
Mel Watt 85%
Henry Waxman 85%
Allen West 21%
Frank Wolf 39%
Lynn Woolsey 85%
Bill Young 40%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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