Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 49%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 51%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 22%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 12%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 24%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 23%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 48%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 84%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 76%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 96%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 97%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 59%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 98%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 92%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 39%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 74%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 76%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 98%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 30%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 96%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 12%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 98%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 42%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 28%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 95%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 77%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 65%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 62%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 83%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 51%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 53%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 62%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 58%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 23%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 32%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 45%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 77%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 96%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 57%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 86%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 97%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 32%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 73%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 69%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 37%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 22%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 23%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 23%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 24%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 97%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 82%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 90%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 87%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 69%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 72%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 81%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 74%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 77%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 53%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 90%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 36%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 86%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 98%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 89%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 90%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 19%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 84%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 82%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 23%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 75%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 14%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 32%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 68%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 44%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 79%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 12%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 27%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 43%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 46%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 48%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 82%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 76%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 49%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 37%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 36%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 91%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 98%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 87%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 78%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 91%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 79%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 87%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 78%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 61%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 79%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 67%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 32%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 27%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 64%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 23%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 34%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 16%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 77%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 43%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 89%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 62%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 85%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 68%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 49%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 42%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 90%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 66%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 23%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 41%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 61%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 26%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 26%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 31%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 31%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 87%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 14%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 30%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 36%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 12%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 88%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 19%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 60%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 64%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 87%
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 78%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 36%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 98%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 12%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 74%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 77%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 70%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 24%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 44%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 79%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 88%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 38%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 67%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 91%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 32%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 45%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 82%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 12%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 74%
Joe Baca, Sr. 65%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 23%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 52%
Roscoe Bartlett 49%
Charlie Bass 47%
Max Baucus 63%
Evan Bayh 83%
Melissa Bean 60%
Bob Beauprez 21%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 54%
Joe Biden, Jr. 83%
Judy Biggert 52%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
Tim Bishop 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 54%
John Boehner 27%
Kit Bond 23%
Henry Bonilla 28%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
Dan Boren 48%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 61%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 30%
Barbara Boxer 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Corrine Brown 74%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 36%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 55%
Dave Camp 17%
Chris Cannon 47%
Eric Cantor 12%
Lois Capps 85%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 73%
Julia Carson 89%
Edward Case 61%
Mike Castle 58%
Lincoln Chafee 60%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 52%
Chris Chocola 12%
Hillary Clinton 83%
Howard Coble 24%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 39%
Kent Conrad 58%
Jerry Costello 57%
Larry Craig 38%
Robert Cramer 50%
Ander Crenshaw 15%
Barbara Cubin 30%
Artur Davis 64%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 68%
Jo Ann Davis 18%
Lincoln Davis 48%
Thomas Davis III 45%
Bill Delahunt 83%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Norm Dicks 73%
John Dingell 75%
Chris Dodd 76%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 65%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 23%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 32%
Philip English 31%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Lane Evans 80%
Terry Everett 17%
Sam Farr 97%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 82%
Tom Feeney 18%
Russ Feingold 83%
Michael Ferguson 42%
Bob Filner 87%
Mike Fitzpatrick 47%
Mark Foley 46%
Randy Forbes 19%
Harold Ford, Jr. 61%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 32%
Barney Frank 94%
William Frist 23%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 17%
Jim Gerlach 45%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 53%
Paul Gillmor 34%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 12%
Bart Gordon 53%
Mark Green 37%
Judd Gregg 39%
Gilbert Gutknecht 28%
Charles Hagel 43%
Ralph Hall 11%
Tom Harkin 83%
Jane Harman 71%
Katherine Harris 38%
Melissa Hart 31%
Doc Hastings 44%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 19%
Joel Hefley 15%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
Maurice Hinchey 86%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 65%
David Lee Hobson 32%
Pete Hoekstra 26%
Thomas Holden 52%
Rush Holt, Jr. 90%
Mike Honda 98%
Darlene Hooley 66%
John Nathan Hostettler 24%
Kenny Hulshof 23%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 24%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 23%
Daniel Inouye 72%
Steve Israel 70%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 18%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 86%
William Jefferson 70%
James Merrill Jeffords 65%
William Lewis Jenkins 15%
Bobby Jindal 19%
Nancy Johnson 54%
Tim Johnson 51%
Timothy Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 58%
Richard Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 49%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Mark Kennedy 23%
Patrick Kennedy 79%
John Kerry 90%
Dale Kildee 66%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Jack Kingston 35%
Mark Kirk 57%
John Kline 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 41%
Herb Kohl 71%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
John Kuhl, Jr. 37%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 44%
Mary Landrieu 57%
Tom Lantos 76%
Tom Latham 23%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
James Leach 58%
Carl Levin 77%
Jerry Lewis 38%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 65%
Blanche Lincoln 65%
John Linder 21%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 45%
Dan Lungren 24%
Connie Mack IV 42%
Don Manzullo 37%
Jim Marshall 45%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 55%
Carolyn McCarthy 69%
Thaddeus McCotter 32%
James McCrery III 20%
Jim McDermott 97%
John McHugh 27%
Mike McIntyre 49%
Buck McKeon 14%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 98%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 93%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 72%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 55%
John Mica 22%
Mike Michaud 67%
Barbara Mikulski 82%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 85%
Candice Miller 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 93%
Jeff Miller 17%
Brad Miller 71%
Alan Mollohan 63%
Dennis Moore 65%
Jim Moran, Jr. 77%
Jack Murtha 62%
Marilyn Musgrave 17%
Sue Myrick 15%
Ben Nelson 51%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Robert William Ney 39%
Anne Northup 14%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Barack Obama II 77%
Jim Oberstar 70%
Dave Obey 71%
John Olver 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 59%
Thomas William Osborne 28%
Major Owens 98%
Michael Oxley 27%
Ed Pastor 90%
Ron Paul 55%
Donald Payne 95%
John Peterson 26%
Tom Petri 39%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 12%
Joe Pitts 19%
Todd Platts 34%
Richard Pombo 28%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Jon Porter, Sr. 46%
Deborah Pryce 40%
Mark Pryor 58%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 32%
Nick Rahall II 64%
James Ramstad 43%
Charlie Rangel 92%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 32%
Harry Reid 65%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Thomas Reynolds 41%
Jay Rockefeller IV 73%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 56%
Steve Rothman 76%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 82%
John Salazar 62%
Ken Salazar 56%
Loretta Sanchez 75%
Rick Santorum 42%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
Jim Saxton 43%
Allyson Schwartz 70%
John Schwarz 51%
John Shadegg 24%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 28%
Christopher Shays 55%
Donald Sherwood 37%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 54%
Ike Skelton 52%
Gordon Smith 48%
Olympia Snowe 53%
Vic Snyder 66%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Mark Souder 21%
Arlen Specter 52%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Pete Stark 98%
Cliff Stearns 12%
Ted Stevens 47%
Ted Strickland 64%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 44%
John Sweeney 46%
James Talent 23%
Tom Tancredo 21%
John Tanner 56%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
Charles Taylor 34%
Gene Taylor 27%
Lee Terry 38%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 48%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 92%
Ed Towns 80%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
Mark Udall 67%
David Vitter 23%
George Voinovich 39%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 26%
John Warner 46%
Diane Watson 93%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 83%
Anthony Weiner 81%
David Weldon 12%
W. Curtis Weldon 35%
Gerald Weller 41%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 88%
Ed Whitfield 19%
Heather Wilson 55%
Frank Wolf 39%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
David Wu 72%
Albert Wynn 72%
Bill Young 35%

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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