Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Composite Liberal Score

Issues: Liberal

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 35.3%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 19%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 26.8%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 26.7%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 89.2%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 75.8%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 84.3%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 77.7%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy Republican 19.2%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 59.5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 72.2%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90.8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 78.3%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 20.2%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 84.3%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican 18.8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 91.7%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88.3%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 6.7%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 68%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 80.8%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 73.2%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84.5%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60.2%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 20.3%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 72.2%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 25.5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 77.3%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 39.5%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 61.7%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 92.3%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 70.5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 87.3%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 22.8%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15.5%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 33.2%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83.8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 82.5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 34.7%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 13.5%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 84.5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 87.3%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 72.3%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 80.2%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 63.2%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 85.3%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 79.2%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 47.2%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 68.8%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82.8%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg Republican 20.7%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 77.3%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 86.2%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64.3%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93.2%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 21.2%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 18.2%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 79.7%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 61.7%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 94.2%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 89.3%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 7.7%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 10.3%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 13.5%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92.8%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 44.5%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88.7%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83.5%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 58.7%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 83.3%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89.7%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 88.7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 68%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 76.3%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 11.7%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 70.2%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 31.8%
OH State House - 62 Jean Schmidt Republican 18.3%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 19%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 14.8%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 76.8%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83.7%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 71.2%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83.5%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 94.3%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 22.7%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 9.3%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 81%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 17.3%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 35.3%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 19%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 26.8%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 26.7%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D 89.2%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 71%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 75.8%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D 86%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 84.3%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 77.7%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 86%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy R 19.2%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 59.5%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 72.2%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 90.8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 78.3%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 95%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 20.2%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 84.3%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R 18.8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 91.7%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 88.3%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 6.7%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 68%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 80.8%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 73.2%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 84.5%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 60.2%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 20.3%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 72.2%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 25.5%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 77.3%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart R 39.5%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 61.7%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 92.3%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 70.5%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 87.3%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 22.8%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 15.5%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 33.2%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 83.8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 82.5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 34.7%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 13.5%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 17%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 84.5%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 87.3%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 95%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 72.3%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 80.2%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 88%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63.2%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 85.3%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 79.2%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 47.2%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 68.8%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 82.8%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg R 20.7%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 77.3%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 86.2%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 64.3%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 93.2%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 82%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 21.2%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 18.2%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 79.7%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 61.7%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 94.2%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 89.3%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 7.7%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 10.3%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 13.5%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 92.8%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 44.5%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 88.7%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83.5%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 83%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 58.7%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 83.3%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 89.7%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 88.7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 86%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 68%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 76.3%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 11.7%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 70.2%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 31.8%
OH State House - 62 Jean Schmidt R 18.3%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 19%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 14.8%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 76.8%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 83.7%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 71.2%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 83.5%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 94.3%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 22.7%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 9.3%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 81%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 17.3%
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