Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Composite Liberal Score

Issues: Liberal

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 38.8%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 35.7%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 29.2%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23.3%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 96.2%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 76.5%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75.7%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 85.3%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 92.3%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95.5%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59.2%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89.8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86.7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 76.8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 81.2%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91.3%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80.3%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 28%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91.2%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 20%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 96%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87.8%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 88.3%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94.7%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67.2%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 78.5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 34.7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54.8%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 63.2%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 22.7%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 16.3%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 27.2%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95.2%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 78.2%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 93%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 45.7%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 15.7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20.8%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95.5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91.7%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93.2%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 72.2%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 85.7%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83.5%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 63.8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78.5%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 52.8%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 69.7%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 68%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 46.7%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 87.7%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 16%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75.2%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 15.7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 11.5%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 66.7%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 77.5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 95%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 29.8%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 69.2%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 75.8%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 14.8%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 11.3%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 82.7%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 50.8%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 86.7%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 81.2%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 74.5%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 72.5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90.5%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94.2%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 76.3%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 69.2%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71.5%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33.5%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 68.5%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 28%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 72.8%
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt Republican 13.2%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10.7%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 14.7%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 21.3%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 87%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 76.2%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75.5%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 91.3%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 70.3%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 29.2%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 7.2%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 76.5%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 17%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 7.7%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 63.7%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 9.2%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 22.3%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 22%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 38.8%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 35.7%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 29.2%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 23.3%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 96.2%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 76.5%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 75.7%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 85.3%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 92.3%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 95.5%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 59.2%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 89.8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 86.7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 76.8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 81.2%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 89%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 91.3%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80.3%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 28%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 91.2%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 20%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 96%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 87.8%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 88.3%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 94.7%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 67.2%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 78.5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 34.7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 54.8%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 63.2%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 22.7%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 16.3%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 27.2%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 95.2%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 78.2%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 87%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 93%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 45.7%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 15.7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 20.8%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 95.5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 91.7%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 93.2%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 72.2%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 85.7%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 83.5%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63.8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 78.5%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 52.8%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 69.7%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 68%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 46.7%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 87.7%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 16%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 75.2%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 15.7%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 11.5%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 66.7%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 77.5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 95%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 29.8%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. D 69.2%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 75.8%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 14.8%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 11.3%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 82.7%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 50.8%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 86.7%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 81.2%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 74.5%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 72.5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 90.5%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 94.2%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 76.3%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 69.2%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 71.5%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 33.5%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 68.5%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 28%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 72.8%
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt R 13.2%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 10.7%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 14.7%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 21.3%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 87%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 76.2%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 75.5%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 91.3%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 70.3%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 29.2%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 7.2%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 76.5%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 17%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 7.7%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 63.7%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 9.2%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 22.3%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 22%
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