Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Social Policy Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 51%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 26%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 15%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 23%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 97%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 21%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 63%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 18%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 23%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 41%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 29%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 68%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 71%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 68%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 41%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 84%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 28%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 74%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 16%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 11%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 68%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 90%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
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 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 6%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 68%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 34%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 66%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 32%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 63%
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt Republican 17%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 28%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 28%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 71%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 89%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 68%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 49%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 8%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 72%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 6%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 18%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 51%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 26%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 15%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 23%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 97%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 68%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 86%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 86%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 97%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 62%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 89%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 76%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 81%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 97%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 89%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 35%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 21%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 84%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 83%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 63%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 84%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 53%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 58%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 63%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 18%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 23%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 81%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 92%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 41%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 29%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 23%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 96%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 84%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 68%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 75%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 78%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 82%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 54%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 71%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 68%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 41%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 84%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 28%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 74%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 16%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 11%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 68%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 90%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 18%
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 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 6%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 47%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 75%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 83%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 97%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 86%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 67%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 68%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 34%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 66%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 32%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 63%
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt R 17%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 28%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 28%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 64%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 71%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 89%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 68%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 49%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 8%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 72%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 6%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 60%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 18%
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