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Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Liberal (Social)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 78%
Sandy Adams 9%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 30%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 45%
Jason Altmire 58%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 54%
Rob Andrews 77%
Steve Austria 32%
Joe Baca, Sr. 65%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 34%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 76%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 47%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 56%
Roscoe Bartlett 38%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 28%
Charlie Bass 50%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 0%
Rick Berg 28%
Shelley Berkley 64%
Howard Berman 70%
Judy Biggert 55%
Brian Bilbray 33%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 71%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 14%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 68%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 78%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 32%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 51%
Leonard Boswell 60%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 21%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 85%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 72%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 34%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 21%
Ann Marie Buerkle 18%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Dan Burton 17%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 25%
Francisco Canseco 9%
Eric Cantor 17%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 81%
Russ Carnahan 69%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 81%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 20%
Ben Chandler III 59%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 75%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 81%
Hansen Clarke 85%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 28%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 68%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 68%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 85%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 85%
Chip Cravaack 48%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 38%
Mark Critz 60%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 85%
Geoff Davis 40%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 43%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 46%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 56%
Norm Dicks 72%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
Robert Dold 58%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 77%
David Dreier 43%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 42%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 21%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 34%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 16%
Jo Ann Emerson 49%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 70%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 44%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 21%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 28%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 39%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 34%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 74%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 28%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 85%
Elton Gallegly 17%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 60%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 21%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 53%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 9%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 54%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 34%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 9%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 21%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 26%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 38%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 53%
Frank Guinta 17%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 32%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 52%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 30%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 36%
Nan Hayworth 51%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 47%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 15%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 30%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 68%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 65%
Maurice Hinchey 78%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 75%
Kathy Hochul 59%
Thomas Holden 61%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 81%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 34%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 42%
Duncan Hunter 0%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 15%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 9%
Tim Johnson 56%

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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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