Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Composite Liberal Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 14.7%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 35.3%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 22%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 26.7%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 27.5%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 71%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 68%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 60.2%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 69.8%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 12.5%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 87.3%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 22.8%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 15.5%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 83.8%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 47%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 19.7%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 34.7%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 13.5%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 84.5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 80.2%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 88%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 47.2%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 82.8%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 77.3%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 57.3%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 16.2%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 23.3%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 18.2%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 61.7%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 7.8%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 92.8%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 79.8%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 21.5%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 83%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 58.7%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 76.3%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 13.3%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 76.8%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 71.2%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 83.5%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 94.3%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 22.7%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 17.3%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 25.5%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 24.2%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 8.8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33.5%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90.2%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 93.7%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 84.5%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 80.5%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 95%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 38.2%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 9.2%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 35.8%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 19%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 26.8%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 89.2%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 6.7%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 75.8%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 86%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 70.2%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 84.3%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 59.5%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 77.7%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 86%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 14.8%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 19.2%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 72.2%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 78.3%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 90.8%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 95%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 14.8%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92.2%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 20.2%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 84.3%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 26.3%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 18.8%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 69.5%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 88.3%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 6.7%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 67.5%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 80.8%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 73.2%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 84.5%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 20.3%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 72.2%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 25.5%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 89.2%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 77.3%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 39.5%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40.5%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 61.7%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 92.3%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 83.3%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 70.5%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 82%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 8.8%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 33.2%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 82.8%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 54.7%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 89.3%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 16.8%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 82.5%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 95%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 23%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 70.8%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 69.7%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 87.3%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 95%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 79.2%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 72.3%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63.2%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 85.3%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 79.2%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 77.5%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 41.3%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 20.7%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 67.8%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 95%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 64.3%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 86.2%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 93.2%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 51.8%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 84.2%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 82%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 21.2%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 79.7%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 67.2%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 42%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 90.7%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 7.7%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 10.3%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 24.3%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 13.5%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 78.5%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40.3%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 44.5%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 88.7%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 80.3%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83.5%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 42.3%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 20%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 27.8%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 83.3%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 89.7%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 88.7%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 86%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 80%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 88%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 78%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83.3%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 89.7%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 92.3%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 68%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 17.5%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 11.7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 70.2%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 31.8%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 25.3%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 70.3%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 19%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 14.8%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 36.5%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 83.7%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 67.5%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 84%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 17%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 75.2%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 43%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 81.2%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 9.3%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 81%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 30.7%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 54.7%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 8%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 76%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 11.2%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 20.5%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 9%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 8.2%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 14.5%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 14.7%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 22.3%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 87.2%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 17.8%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 7.2%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 28.5%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 8.3%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 81.8%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 19.5%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 16.5%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 20.5%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50.5%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 56.5%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 77.7%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 10.5%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 15.3%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 74.5%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 19%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 85.8%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 14.7%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 81%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 70%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 26.8%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 35%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 20.3%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 63.5%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 95%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 21.2%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 23.5%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 13.5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 80.7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 89.3%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 14.2%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 72.3%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 91.7%
Neil Abercrombie 77.2%
Gary Ackerman 79.5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 73.3%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 22.3%
Wayne Allard 7.5%
Thomas Allen 76.8%
Jason Altmire 51.3%
Rob Andrews 76.2%
Michael Arcuri 69.2%
Joe Baca, Sr. 76.7%
Michele Bachmann 10.8%
Spencer Bachus 17.7%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 24.8%
Brian Baird 63.8%
J. Gresham Barrett 7.7%
John Barrow 45.8%
Roscoe Bartlett 35.3%
Max Baucus 57.3%
Evan Bayh 62.2%
Melissa Bean 51.5%
Bob Bennett 26%
Shelley Berkley 61.8%
Howard Berman 86.3%
Marion Berry 60.3%
Joe Biden, Jr. 94.2%
Judy Biggert 40.2%
Brian Bilbray 20.7%
Jeff Bingaman 72.7%
Tim Bishop 82.5%
John Boehner 6.7%
Kit Bond 17.7%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17.8%
Mary Bono Mack 38.2%
Dan Boren 44%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Rick Boucher 58.3%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 15.8%
Barbara Boxer 89.8%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 52.7%
Nancy Boyda 53.8%
Bruce Braley 70.7%
Corrine Brown 67.7%
Henry Brown, Jr. 20.7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33.3%
Jim Bunning 10.2%
Dan Burton 18.2%
Steve Buyer 18.7%
Robert Byrd 64.3%
Dave Camp 21.3%
John Campbell III 20%
Chris Cannon 18.2%
Eric Cantor 12.2%
Lois Capps 94%
Dennis Cardoza 64.7%
Russ Carnahan 65.8%
Christopher Carney 49.7%
Mike Castle 46.2%
Saxby Chambliss 16.5%
Ben Chandler III 55.3%
Hillary Clinton 82.8%
Howard Coble 27.8%
Thomas Coburn 15%
Norm Coleman 42.5%
Kent Conrad 57.3%
Jerry Costello 64.7%
Larry Craig 21.2%
Robert Cramer 48.7%
Ander Crenshaw 19.7%
Artur Davis 61.3%
David Davis 17.3%
Geoff Davis 17.8%
Lincoln Davis 49.5%
Thomas Davis III 39.5%
Bill Delahunt 93.3%
James DeMint 6.2%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 39%
Norm Dicks 72.2%
John Dingell 73.5%
Chris Dodd 77%
Elizabeth Dole 21.5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 29.5%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 59%
Thelma Drake 14.7%
David Dreier 20.7%
Chet Edwards 53.7%
Vern Ehlers 41.7%
Brad Ellsworth 48.2%
Jo Ann Emerson 39.8%
Philip English 41.3%
John Ensign 15.5%
Bob Etheridge 58.3%
Terry Everett 22.5%
Sam Farr 92.7%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 82.2%
Tom Feeney 12%
Russ Feingold 85.5%
Michael Ferguson 34.5%
Bob Filner 91.5%
Randy Forbes 19.8%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 29.7%
Barney Frank 89.7%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Scott Garrett 14.7%
Jim Gerlach 39.3%
Gabrielle Giffords 56.8%
Wayne Gilchrest 48.3%
Phil Gingrey 6.7%
Charlie Gonzalez 63%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 21%
Bart Gordon 54.5%
Judd Gregg 30.2%
Charles Hagel 38.7%
John Hall 66.7%
Ralph Hall 22.8%
Phil Hare 67.3%
Tom Harkin 85.2%
Jane Harman 77.7%
Doc Hastings 16.7%
Robert Hayes 28.8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 22.2%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 53.7%
Baron Hill 51%
Maurice Hinchey 92.5%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 65%
David Lee Hobson 39.5%
Paul Hodes 76%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 53.2%
Rush Holt, Jr. 89.7%
Mike Honda 94%
Darlene Hooley 73.3%
Kenny Hulshof 18.7%
Duncan Hunter 14.8%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 34.5%
Daniel Inouye 71.7%
Steve Israel 72.8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89.3%
William Jefferson 73%
Tim Johnson 42.5%
Steve Kagen 70.3%
Paul Kanjorski 57.3%
Richard Keller 27.7%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 76.2%
Patrick Kennedy 83.8%
John Kerry 79.5%
Dale Kildee 67.2%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 81.8%
Jack Kingston 23.8%
Mark Kirk 45.5%
Ron Klein 60%
John Kline 9.3%
Joseph Knollenberg 34.2%
Herb Kohl 77.3%
Dennis Kucinich 66.3%
John Kuhl, Jr. 35.8%
Jon Kyl 17.5%
Ray LaHood 42%
Nicholas Lampson 47%
Mary Landrieu 53.2%
Tom Latham 26%
Steve LaTourette 41.8%
Frank Lautenberg 91.7%
Carl Levin 76.5%
Jerry Lewis 31.8%
Ron Lewis 13%
Joe Lieberman 57.5%
Blanche Lincoln 62.3%
John Linder 6.7%
Dick Lugar 41.8%
Dan Lungren 14.2%
Connie Mack IV 21.3%
Tim Mahoney 50.3%
Don Manzullo 30.3%
Jim Marshall 43.5%
Melquiades Martinez 31.8%
Jim Matheson 49.2%
Carolyn McCarthy 74.3%
Thaddeus McCotter 25.7%
James McCrery III 22.2%
Jim McDermott 83.8%
John McHugh 34.2%
Mike McIntyre 49.5%
Buck McKeon 13.8%
Michael McNulty 72%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 76.5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47.8%
John Mica 8.3%
Mike Michaud 68.8%
Barbara Mikulski 77%
Candice Miller 36.7%
Gary Miller 12.2%
George Miller 80.3%
Jeff Miller 22.5%
Brad Miller 78.3%
Harry Mitchell 54%
Alan Mollohan 56.7%
Dennis Moore 66.5%
Jim Moran, Jr. 76.8%
Patrick Murphy 56.5%
Tim Murphy 37.3%
Jack Murtha 61.2%
Marilyn Musgrave 11%
Sue Myrick 14.3%
Ben Nelson 46.7%
Randy Neugebauer 6.7%
Barack Obama II 95.5%
Jim Oberstar 67.7%
Dave Obey 80.3%
John Olver 90.7%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 58.5%
Ed Pastor 75.3%
Ron Paul 39.8%
Donald Payne 88.7%
John Peterson 21.2%
Tom Petri 36.3%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 26%
Joe Pitts 11.8%
Todd Platts 38.5%
Earl Pomeroy 61.3%
Jon Porter, Sr. 31.5%
Tom Price 8.3%
Deborah Pryce 40.3%
Mark Pryor 55%
Adam Putnam 12.3%
George Radanovich 14.8%
Nick Rahall II 61.2%
James Ramstad 42.2%
Charlie Rangel 80.3%
Ralph Regula 35.8%
Denny Rehberg 23.5%
Harry Reid 89.2%
Richard Renzi 37.3%
Silvestre Reyes 61.8%
Thomas Reynolds 27.3%
Jay Rockefeller IV 68.7%
Ciro Rodriguez 59%
Mike Rogers 22.2%
Mike Ross 53.7%
Steve Rothman 79.5%
John Salazar 57.3%
Ken Salazar 59.2%
William Sali 18.7%
Loretta Sanchez 77.8%
Jim Saxton 32.7%
Jean Schmidt 18.3%
Allyson Schwartz 65.2%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 62.7%
John Shadegg 6.7%
Christopher Shays 47.7%
Heath Shuler 49.7%
Ike Skelton 54.3%
Gordon Smith 47.2%
Olympia Snowe 47.8%
Vic Snyder 61.5%
Mark Souder 18.3%
Zack Space 51.2%
Arlen Specter 45.5%
John Spratt, Jr. 63.7%
Pete Stark 75.2%
Cliff Stearns 22.8%
Ted Stevens 36%
Bart Stupak 58.3%
John Sullivan 16.3%
John Sununu 34%
Betty Sutton 78.5%
Tom Tancredo 15.5%
John Tanner 49.8%
Ellen Tauscher 75.3%
Gene Taylor 46.3%
Lee Terry 19.2%
Todd Tiahrt 19.7%
John Tierney 88.3%
Ed Towns 84.2%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 79%
Mark Udall 60.2%
David Vitter 15.5%
George Voinovich 41.8%
James Walsh 41%
Zach Wamp 20.5%
John Warner 38.8%
Diane Watson 87.7%
Mel Watt 93.3%
Henry Waxman 84.5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 60.2%
Anthony Weiner 80.7%
David Weldon 15.2%
Gerald Weller 27.7%
Lynn Westmoreland 6.7%
Robert Wexler 87.3%
Ed Whitfield 30%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 55.2%
Heather Wilson 31.7%
Frank Wolf 30.5%
Lynn Woolsey 86.2%
David Wu 77.3%
Albert Wynn 95%
Bill Young 31%

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