Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Liberal Composite Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 36%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 38%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 21%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 23%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 16%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 17%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 79%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 5%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 64%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 81%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 18%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 74%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 52%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 79%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 88%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 53%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 89%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 93%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 9%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 20%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 97%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 74%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 79%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 94%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 84%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 85%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 83%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 21%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 23%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 11%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 76%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 90%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 60%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 87%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 71%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 5%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 26%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 71%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 94%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 62%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 87%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 54%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 75%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 62%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 31%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 23%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 83%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 33%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 22%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 80%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 78%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 87%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 38%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 39%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 17%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 61%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 73%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 97%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 70%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 91%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 24%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 76%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 11%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 10%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 31%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 78%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 66%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 48%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 80%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 81%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 15%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 78%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 97%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 52%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 23%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 45%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 59%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 16%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 12%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 16%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 18%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 81%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 23%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 33%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 13%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 91%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 95%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 94%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 82%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 66%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 83%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 86%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 91%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 38%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 83%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 55%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 24%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 81%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 80%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 65%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 79%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 65%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 31%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 83%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 93%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 46%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 57%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 10%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 77%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 18%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 84%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 21%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 23%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 13%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 79%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 18%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 48%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 7%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 24%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 73%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 40%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 90%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 11%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 16%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 35%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 15%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 73%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 74%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 30%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 30%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 25%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 76%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 74%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 34%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 79%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 68%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 76%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 18%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 55%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 81%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 81%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 35%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 86%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 85%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 82%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 97%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 85%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 93%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 91%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 78%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 77%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 81%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 91%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 70%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 5%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 6%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 62%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 31%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 83%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 34%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 71%
OH State House-59 John Boccieri D 54%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 17%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 18%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 32%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 10%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 77%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 87%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 72%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 60%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 79%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 79%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 28%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 16%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 92%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 40%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 39%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 81%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 83%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 73%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 19%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 10%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 27%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 24%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 16%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 27%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 48%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 16%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 86%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 10%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 12%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 7%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 5%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 12%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 22%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 6%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 10%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 72%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 21%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 6%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 14%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 7%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 18%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 6%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 7%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 21%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 57%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 55%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 82%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 8%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 7%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 70%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 16%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 20%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 51%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 32%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 84%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 12%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 62%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 83%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 79%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 72%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 72%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 18%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 38%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 65%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 76%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 97%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 11%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 58%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 76%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 14%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 32%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 14%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 10%
Gary Ackerman 73%
John Adler 48%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 78%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 17%
Jason Altmire 46%
Rob Andrews 73%
Michael Arcuri 52%
Steve Austria 19%
Joe Baca, Sr. 63%
Michele Bachmann 8%
Spencer Bachus 24%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 15%
Brian Baird 59%
John Barrow 49%
Roscoe Bartlett 26%
Max Baucus 49%
Melissa Bean 52%
Mark Begich 65%
Bob Bennett 34%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Howard Berman 81%
Marion Berry 54%
Judy Biggert 37%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Jeff Bingaman 76%
Tim Bishop 73%
John Boehner 6%
Kit Bond 27%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 19%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 44%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 46%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 19%
Barbara Boxer 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
Bruce Braley 81%
Bobby Bright 40%
Paul Broun 8%
Corrine Brown 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 22%
Scott Brown 35%
Ginny Brown-Waite 29%
Jim Bunning 14%
Dan Burton 14%
Steve Buyer 27%
Dave Camp 21%
John Campbell III 23%
Eric Cantor 18%
Joseph Cao 43%
Lois Capps 88%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Christopher Carney 46%
Mike Castle 41%
Jason Chaffetz 25%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 41%
Howard Coble 15%
Thomas Coburn 13%
Kent Conrad 72%
Jerry Costello 49%
Ander Crenshaw 27%
Mark Critz 46%
Kathy Dahlkemper 50%
Artur Davis 58%
Geoff Davis 17%
Lincoln Davis 51%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 70%
John Dingell 79%
Charles Djou 42%
Chris Dodd 74%
Byron Dorgan 76%
David Dreier 20%
Steve Driehaus 55%
Donna Edwards 85%
Chet Edwards 49%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Brad Ellsworth 51%
Jo Ann Emerson 24%
John Ensign 23%
Bob Etheridge 61%
Sam Farr 90%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 85%
Russ Feingold 66%
Bob Filner 78%
John Fleming, Jr. 10%
Randy Forbes 17%
Barney Frank 93%
Elton Gallegly 21%
Scott Garrett 8%
Jim Gerlach 31%
Gabrielle Giffords 47%
Phil Gingrey 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 69%
Bart Gordon 62%
Alan Grayson 72%
Judd Gregg 35%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 23%
Kay Hagan 61%
John Hall 77%
Ralph Hall 18%
Debbie Halvorson 52%
Phil Hare 72%
Tom Harkin 77%
Jane Harman 82%
Doc Hastings 16%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 47%
Baron Hill 52%
Maurice Hinchey 85%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 59%
Paul Hodes 58%
Thomas Holden 46%
Rush Holt, Jr. 93%
Mike Honda 91%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 23%
Daniel Inouye 78%
Steve Israel 72%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80%
Mike Johanns 29%
Timothy Johnson 77%
Tim Johnson 38%
Steve Kagen 77%
Paul Kanjorski 56%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
John Kerry 74%
Dale Kildee 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 72%
Mary Jo Kilroy 74%
Jack Kingston 20%
Mark Kirk 39%
Ann Kirkpatrick 49%
Larry Kissell 56%
Ron Klein 63%
John Kline 23%
Herb Kohl 66%
Suzanne Kosmas 57%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 50%
Dennis Kucinich 75%
Jon Kyl 18%
Mary Landrieu 64%
Tom Latham 29%
Steve LaTourette 37%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
Chris Lee 31%
George LeMieux 23%
Carl Levin 83%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Joe Lieberman 47%
Blanche Lincoln 54%
John Linder 9%
Dick Lugar 36%
Cynthia Lummis 19%
Dan Lungren 25%
Connie Mack IV 17%
Dan Maffei 66%
Don Manzullo 18%
Betsy Markey 55%
Jim Marshall 42%
Jim Matheson 49%
Carolyn McCarthy 69%
Thaddeus McCotter 28%
Jim McDermott 83%
Mike McIntyre 44%
Buck McKeon 20%
Michael McMahon 47%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 72%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 51%
John Mica 21%
Mike Michaud 78%
Barbara Mikulski 83%
Candice Miller 23%
Gary Miller 13%
George Miller 95%
Jeff Miller 12%
Brad Miller 75%
Walt Minnick 43%
Harry Mitchell 44%
Alan Mollohan 62%
Dennis Moore 62%
Jim Moran, Jr. 78%
Patrick Murphy 54%
Scott Murphy 58%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 42%
Randy Neugebauer 5%
Glenn Nye III 45%
Jim Oberstar 89%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 97%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 52%
Bill Owens 44%
Ed Pastor 71%
Ron Paul 32%
Donald Payne 75%
Tom Perriello 53%
Tom Petri 23%
Joe Pitts 12%
Todd Platts 36%
Earl Pomeroy 54%
Mark Pryor 54%
Adam Putnam 32%
Nick Rahall II 53%
Charlie Rangel 91%
Denny Rehberg 19%
Harry Reid 83%
Silvestre Reyes 62%
Laura Richardson 73%
Jay Rockefeller IV 65%
Ciro Rodriguez 64%
Mike Rogers 26%
Mike Ross 46%
Steve Rothman 80%
John Salazar 53%
Loretta Sanchez 97%
Mark Schauer 59%
Jean Schmidt 6%
Aaron Schock 33%
Allyson Schwartz 63%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 72%
John Shadegg 9%
Heath Shuler 55%
Ike Skelton 46%
Olympia Snowe 37%
Vic Snyder 62%
Zack Space 45%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 59%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 18%
Bart Stupak 73%
John Sullivan 13%
Betty Sutton 71%
John Tanner 45%
Gene Taylor 40%
Harry Teague 54%
Lee Terry 25%
Todd Tiahrt 9%
John Tierney 92%
Ed Towns 90%
Mark Udall 61%
David Vitter 17%
George Voinovich 39%
Diane Watson 87%
Mel Watt 79%
Henry Waxman 88%
Jim Webb, Jr. 58%
Anthony Weiner 75%
Lynn Westmoreland 11%
Ed Whitfield 27%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 59%
Frank Wolf 27%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
David Wu 57%
Bill Young 24%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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