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-6 Spencer Bachus R 34%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 73%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 32%
AR U.S. House-2 Tim Griffin R 38%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 36%
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-7 Ed Pastor D 78%
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-11 George Miller D 81%
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-25 Buck McKeon R 14%
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-31 Gary Miller R 14%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 85%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman 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-45 John Campbell III R 25%
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. 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-4 Cory Gardner R 0%
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-2 Steve Southerland 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-1 Jack Kingston R 18%
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-10 Paul Broun R 42%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 56%
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%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 68%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 72%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 63%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 30%
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 Gutierrez 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-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. 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%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 34%
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-6 John Tierney 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%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 62%
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-4 Dave Camp R 34%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 41%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 14%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 9%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 81%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 41%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 85%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 85%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 81%
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-6 Michele Bachmann R 18%
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-1 Alan Nunnelee R 0%
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-6 Howard Coble R 28%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 57%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 27%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 34%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 48%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 9%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 52%
NJ U.S. House-3 Jon Runyan R 53%
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%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 73%
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-1 Tim Bishop D 71%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 49%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 75%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 65%
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-11 Michael Grimm R 53%
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 D 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-21 Bill Owens D 62%
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%
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. House-3 Frank Lucas R 30%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 36%
OK U.S. House-5 James Lankford R 18%
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-6 Jim Gerlach R 53%
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-13 Allyson Schwartz D 78%
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-4 Ralph Hall R 32%
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%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 57%
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-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 66%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 21%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 39%
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-4 Doc Hastings R 36%
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-6 Tom Petri R 46%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 42%
WI U.S. House-8 Reid Ribble R 28%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 51%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 47%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 59%
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%
Roscoe Bartlett 38%
Charlie Bass 50%
Rick Berg 28%
Shelley Berkley 64%
Howard Berman 70%
Judy Biggert 55%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 32%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 51%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Ann Marie Buerkle 18%
Dan Burton 17%
Francisco Canseco 9%
Eric Cantor 17%
Russ Carnahan 69%
Ben Chandler III 59%
Hansen Clarke 85%
Chip Cravaack 48%
Mark Critz 60%
Geoff Davis 40%
Norm Dicks 72%
Robert Dold 58%
David Dreier 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 49%
Barney Frank 74%
Elton Gallegly 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Frank Guinta 17%
Nan Hayworth 51%
Wally Herger, Jr. 15%
Maurice Hinchey 78%
Kathy Hochul 59%
Thomas Holden 61%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Tim Johnson 56%
Dale Kildee 75%
Larry Kissell 57%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
Jeff Landry 0%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Jerry Lewis 44%
Dan Lungren 30%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 26%
Thaddeus McCotter 54%
Brad Miller 78%
Sue Myrick 0%
John Olver 85%
Todd Platts 51%
Ben Quayle 0%
Denny Rehberg 36%
Silvestre Reyes 65%
Laura Richardson 85%
David Rivera 54%
Mike Ross 58%
Steve Rothman 76%
Bobby Schilling 41%
Jean Schmidt 48%
Heath Shuler 55%
Pete Stark 85%
Cliff Stearns 0%
John Sullivan 32%
Betty Sutton 77%
Ed Towns 76%
Bob Turner 21%
Joe Walsh 46%
Mel Watt 85%
Allen West 21%
Lynn Woolsey 85%
Bill Young 40%

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