Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Composite Liberal Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 18.3%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 38.8%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 35.7%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 43.3%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 48.8%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 76.5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 67.2%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 60.3%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 10.5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 22.7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 16.3%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95.2%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 21.8%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 45.7%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 15.7%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 95.5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 85.7%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 83.5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 52.8%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 68%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 16%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 35.7%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 11.5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 29.8%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 82.7%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 85.7%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 74.5%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 71.5%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10.7%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 91.3%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 29.2%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 17%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 28.5%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 9.2%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 27%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 92.5%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 86.5%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89.3%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 79.7%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 89.8%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 32.2%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 10.5%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 26.3%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 29.2%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 23.3%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 96.2%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 13.7%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 75.7%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 85.3%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 92.3%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 95.5%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 59.2%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 89.8%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 86.7%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 16.5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 76.8%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 81.2%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 89%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 91.3%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 26.8%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80.3%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 28%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 91.2%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 26.3%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 20%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 78.2%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 87.8%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 88.3%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 94.7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 78.7%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 78.5%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 34.7%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 54.8%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 91.3%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 63.2%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 22.3%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 27.2%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 78.2%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 64%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 92.3%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 87%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 93%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 14.8%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 75.3%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20.8%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 91.7%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 93.2%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 85.5%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 72.2%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63.8%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 78.5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 82.7%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 46.7%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80.8%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 93.2%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 87.7%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 51%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 76.2%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 75.2%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 15.7%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 66.7%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 69.2%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 53.5%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 75.8%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 14.8%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 11.3%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 26.5%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47.3%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50.8%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 86.7%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 81.2%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 38.5%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 16%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33.8%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 72.5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 90.5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 94.2%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 76.3%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 74.3%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 89.2%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80.7%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 86.5%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 91.3%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 69.2%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 33.5%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 68.5%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 28%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 31.7%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 72.8%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 14.7%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 21.3%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 32%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 87%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 76.2%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 73.2%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 13.2%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 75.5%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 46.7%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 28%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 70.3%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 7.2%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 76.5%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 41.8%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 63.7%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 7.7%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 22.3%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 33.3%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 8.7%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 16.8%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 21.7%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 12.8%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 22%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 73.3%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 29.2%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 10%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20.5%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 23.7%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 75%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 19.7%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 10.8%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 23.5%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 51%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 63.2%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 77.8%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 19.5%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 8%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90.8%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 17.3%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 83.2%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 6%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 66.7%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 12%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 47.3%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 70.2%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 32.8%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 71%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 90.8%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 43.7%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 12.7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 29.7%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 80.8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 95%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 9.5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 18.2%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 73.3%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 96%
Neil Abercrombie 85.5%
Gary Ackerman 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83.5%
Todd Akin 9.2%
Rodney Alexander 18%
Wayne Allard 13.8%
Thomas Allen 80%
Rob Andrews 75.2%
Joe Baca, Sr. 69.3%
Spencer Bachus 14%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 33.7%
Brian Baird 69.3%
Richard Hugh Baker 10.8%
J. Gresham Barrett 16.8%
John Barrow 51.8%
Roscoe Bartlett 47.5%
Max Baucus 66.2%
Evan Bayh 73.3%
Melissa Bean 57.8%
Bob Bennett 36%
Shelley Berkley 71.3%
Howard Berman 85.8%
Marion Berry 60.3%
Joe Biden, Jr. 77.5%
Judy Biggert 44.2%
Jeff Bingaman 85.5%
Tim Bishop 83.5%
John Boehner 20%
Kit Bond 21.5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 18.3%
Mary Bono Mack 39.5%
Dan Boren 49.2%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 63%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 26.3%
Barbara Boxer 95%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56.3%
Corrine Brown 74.7%
Henry Brown, Jr. 15.3%
Ginny Brown-Waite 24.8%
Jim Bunning 8.2%
Dan Burton 12.8%
Steve Buyer 13.3%
Robert Byrd 70.5%
Dave Camp 24.5%
John Campbell III 19.5%
Chris Cannon 16.3%
Eric Cantor 17.5%
Lois Capps 87.7%
Dennis Cardoza 59.7%
Russ Carnahan 74.3%
Julia Carson 91.3%
Mike Castle 49%
Saxby Chambliss 11.8%
Ben Chandler III 59.3%
Hillary Clinton 70.2%
Howard Coble 21%
Thomas Coburn 21.2%
Norm Coleman 46.2%
Kent Conrad 65.3%
Jerry Costello 67.8%
Larry Craig 18.3%
Robert Cramer 51.7%
Ander Crenshaw 16%
Barbara Cubin 14.8%
Artur Davis 60%
Geoff Davis 23.3%
Jo Ann Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 52.8%
Thomas Davis III 40.5%
Bill Delahunt 79.3%
James DeMint 7.5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Norm Dicks 69.3%
John Dingell 72.8%
Chris Dodd 84%
Elizabeth Dole 19.3%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 24.7%
John Doolittle 10.2%
Byron Dorgan 74.3%
Thelma Drake 20.8%
David Dreier 27%
Chet Edwards 54.3%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 37.7%
Philip English 41.5%
John Ensign 29.2%
Bob Etheridge 61%
Terry Everett 21%
Sam Farr 95.5%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 86.7%
Tom Feeney 30.7%
Russ Feingold 84.5%
Michael Ferguson 47.2%
Bob Filner 88.2%
Randy Forbes 28.8%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 36.8%
Barney Frank 88.8%
Elton Gallegly 19.3%
Scott Garrett 42.8%
Jim Gerlach 48.8%
Wayne Gilchrest 53%
Paul Gillmor 28.8%
Phil Gingrey 17.2%
Charlie Gonzalez 68.8%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 28%
Bart Gordon 59.3%
Judd Gregg 28.8%
Charles Hagel 28%
Ralph Hall 27.3%
Tom Harkin 92%
Jane Harman 76.7%
Doc Hastings 17%
Robert Hayes 22.5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6.5%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 59.2%
Maurice Hinchey 85.7%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 62.2%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Pete Hoekstra 17.2%
Thomas Holden 59.5%
Rush Holt, Jr. 90%
Mike Honda 94.7%
Darlene Hooley 71.2%
Kenny Hulshof 36.8%
Duncan Hunter 16%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 42%
Daniel Inouye 71.8%
Steve Israel 72.5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90.2%
William Jefferson 69.7%
Bobby Jindal 27%
Tim Johnson 45.8%
Timothy Johnson 69.2%
Paul Kanjorski 63.5%
Richard Keller 22%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93.7%
Patrick Kennedy 81.3%
John Kerry 85.7%
Dale Kildee 78.7%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88.3%
Jack Kingston 10.5%
Mark Kirk 48.7%
John Kline 19.7%
Joseph Knollenberg 23.5%
Herb Kohl 71%
Dennis Kucinich 87%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33.3%
Jon Kyl 9.2%
Ray LaHood 40.8%
Mary Landrieu 57.5%
Tom Lantos 86.2%
Tom Latham 19.8%
Steve LaTourette 47.2%
Frank Lautenberg 84.3%
Carl Levin 85.3%
Jerry Lewis 29.7%
Ron Lewis 12.7%
Joe Lieberman 67.5%
Blanche Lincoln 62.3%
John Linder 10.2%
Trent Lott, Sr. 26.7%
Dick Lugar 45.7%
Dan Lungren 29.5%
Connie Mack IV 35.2%
Don Manzullo 15.3%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 26.8%
Jim Matheson 53.3%
Carolyn McCarthy 73.8%
Thaddeus McCotter 36.7%
James McCrery III 15.5%
Jim McDermott 94.2%
John McHugh 39.2%
Mike McIntyre 57.2%
Buck McKeon 16.3%
Michael McNulty 81.7%
Martin Meehan 86.8%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 67.5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 52.2%
John Mica 12%
Mike Michaud 69.7%
Barbara Mikulski 88.8%
Candice Miller 23.3%
Gary Miller 10.7%
George Miller 96.5%
Jeff Miller 6.8%
Brad Miller 69.5%
Alan Mollohan 60.2%
Dennis Moore 64.8%
Jim Moran, Jr. 76.3%
Jack Murtha 60%
Marilyn Musgrave 13.3%
Sue Myrick 10.8%
Ben Nelson 45.3%
Randy Neugebauer 9.3%
Barack Obama II 86%
Jim Oberstar 78.3%
Dave Obey 81%
John Olver 94.8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 59.3%
Ed Pastor 81.8%
Ron Paul 61%
Donald Payne 93.7%
John Peterson 20.8%
Tom Petri 43%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25.8%
Joe Pitts 22.7%
Todd Platts 45.3%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Jon Porter, Sr. 39.5%
Deborah Pryce 34.3%
Mark Pryor 59.5%
Adam Putnam 18%
George Radanovich 15.8%
Nick Rahall II 62.8%
James Ramstad 52.3%
Charlie Rangel 92.7%
Ralph Regula 33.3%
Denny Rehberg 13.8%
Harry Reid 78.2%
Richard Renzi 38.3%
Silvestre Reyes 65%
Thomas Reynolds 33.2%
Mike Rogers 19%
Mike Ross 57.8%
Steve Rothman 82%
John Salazar 59%
Ken Salazar 67.8%
Loretta Sanchez 74.3%
Jim Saxton 33.7%
Jean Schmidt 13.2%
Allyson Schwartz 74.8%
John Shadegg 29.8%
Christopher Shays 55.7%
Ike Skelton 56.3%
Gordon Smith 46%
Olympia Snowe 55.5%
Vic Snyder 67.5%
Mark Souder 21.2%
Arlen Specter 52.5%
John Spratt, Jr. 61.7%
Pete Stark 91.5%
Cliff Stearns 26.8%
Ted Stevens 36%
Bart Stupak 71.3%
John Sullivan 12.3%
John Sununu 30.8%
Tom Tancredo 26.7%
John Tanner 56.7%
Ellen Tauscher 76.8%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 17.3%
Todd Tiahrt 25.7%
John Tierney 88.2%
Ed Towns 77.8%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80.8%
Mark Udall 74%
David Vitter 15.7%
George Voinovich 41%
James Walsh 43.7%
Zach Wamp 19.8%
John Warner 44.7%
Diane Watson 97.7%
Mel Watt 86.3%
Henry Waxman 87.5%
Anthony Weiner 79.8%
David Weldon 16.2%
Gerald Weller 31.8%
Lynn Westmoreland 7.7%
Robert Wexler 79.8%
Ed Whitfield 19.8%
Heather Wilson 48.3%
Frank Wolf 39.5%
Lynn Woolsey 95.5%
David Wu 71%
Albert Wynn 71%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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