Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Liberal on Social Policy Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 49%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 22%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 12%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 24%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 84%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 12%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 28%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 51%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 58%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 61%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 23%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 32%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 23%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 24%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 72%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 74%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 89%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 19%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 90%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 68%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 79%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 12%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 27%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 76%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 61%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 79%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 32%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 64%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 23%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 34%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 16%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 77%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 68%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 66%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 23%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 49%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 22%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 12%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 24%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 84%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 76%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 96%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 97%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 59%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 98%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 92%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 74%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 76%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 98%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 96%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 12%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 98%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 28%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 95%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 77%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 65%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 83%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 51%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 62%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 58%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 61%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 23%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 32%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 77%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 96%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 97%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 22%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 23%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 24%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 97%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 82%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 90%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 69%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 72%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 81%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 74%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 53%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 67%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 90%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 36%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 89%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 19%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 82%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 75%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 90%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. D 68%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 79%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 12%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 27%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 43%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 48%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 82%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 76%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 91%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 98%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 87%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 61%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 79%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 67%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 32%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 64%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 23%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 34%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 16%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 77%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 89%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 62%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 68%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 90%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 66%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 61%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 0%
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