Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Composite Liberal Score

Issues: Liberal

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 45%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 17%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 19%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 24%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 96%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 82%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 15%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 59%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 12%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 61%
GA State Senate - 23 Max Burns Republican 14%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 69%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 14%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 24%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 31%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 96%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 45%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 14%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 19%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 72%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 77%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 69%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 69%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 92%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 31%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 23%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 89%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 71%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 39%
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 77%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 69%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 84%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 30%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 32%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 76%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 23%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 78%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 29%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 23%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 13%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 84%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 36%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 68%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 34%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 19%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 82%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 7%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 14%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 18%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 29%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 9%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 19%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 84%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 45%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 17%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 17%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 19%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 93%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 68%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 73%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 86%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 92%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 87%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 77%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 86%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 94%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 96%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 24%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 96%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 82%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 15%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 82%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 86%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 59%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 12%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 63%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 61%
GA State Senate - 23 Max Burns R 14%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 69%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 14%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 24%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 31%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 87%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 85%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 92%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 96%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 45%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 14%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 19%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 78%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 91%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 72%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 77%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 82%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 69%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 51%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 69%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 80%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 44%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 92%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 10%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 31%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 23%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 82%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 89%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 71%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 39%
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 77%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 69%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 74%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 81%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 96%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 84%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 89%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 30%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 32%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 76%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 23%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 78%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 29%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 25%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 23%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 13%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 84%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 85%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 36%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 68%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 95%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 75%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 34%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 19%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 82%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 7%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 62%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 14%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 18%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 29%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 9%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 19%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 84%
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