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Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Liberal (Composite Score)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 49%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 28%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 36%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 19%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 68%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 24%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 35%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 91%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 72%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 88%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 33%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 64%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 68%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 69%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 39%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 3%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 18%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 66%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 6%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 42%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 44%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 18%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 71%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 29%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 83%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 23%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 4%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 74%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 4%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 9%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 15%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 27%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 24%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 89%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 15%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 15%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 68%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 14%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 6%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 41%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 73%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 45%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 51%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 77%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 67%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 49%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 37%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 71%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 4%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 76%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 37%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 71%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 43%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 19%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 37%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 38%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 43%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 72%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 43%
PA U.S. House 16 Mike Kelly, Jr. Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 86%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 79%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 71%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 22%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 74%
SD Governor Kristi Noem Republican 19%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 27%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 16%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 82%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 23%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 26%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 38%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 66%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 81%

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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