Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Social Policy Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 29%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 27%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 23%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 79%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 74%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 36%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 79%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 30%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 23%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 22%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 64%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 23%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 79%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 88%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 26%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 66%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 79%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 26%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 66%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 34%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 19%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 66%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 74%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 34%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 52%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 79%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 33%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 21%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 79%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 65%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 66%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 65%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 77%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 74%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 74%
Neil Abercrombie 86%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 79%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 70%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 23%
Cass Ballenger 34%
James Barcia 37%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 29%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 27%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 66%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 68%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 94%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 94%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 78%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 85%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 79%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 72%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 23%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 79%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 74%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 36%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 79%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 79%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 58%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 30%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 79%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 83%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 94%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 94%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 30%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 23%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 22%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 84%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 64%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 91%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 94%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 91%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 49%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 70%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 53%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 23%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 79%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 88%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 26%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 70%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 72%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 45%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 72%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 66%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 79%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 84%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 79%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 91%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 79%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 26%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 66%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 34%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 19%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 66%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 85%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 74%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 34%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 52%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 79%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 79%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 33%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 40%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 21%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 68%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 91%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 79%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 65%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 94%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 66%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 65%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 77%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 86%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 74%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 74%
Neil Abercrombie 86%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 79%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 70%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 23%
Cass Ballenger 34%
James Barcia 37%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
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