Rating Group: National Journal

2008 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 40%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 20%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 82%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 31%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 16%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 82%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 82%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 59%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 82%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 31%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 41%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 42%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 82%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 31%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 82%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 31%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 29%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 72%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 59%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 74%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 31%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 19%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 75%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 82%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 59%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 31%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 71%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 82%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 82%
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 38%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 9%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 66%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 91%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 46%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 82%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 40%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 30%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 20%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 9%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 20%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 82%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 75%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 82%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 48%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 67%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 82%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 54%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 82%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 82%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 31%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 75%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 59%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 82%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 82%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 82%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 20%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 67%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 16%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 82%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 82%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 59%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 67%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 82%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 82%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 82%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 55%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 31%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 75%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 41%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 82%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 42%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 62%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 82%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 75%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 82%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 21%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 31%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 91%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 82%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 67%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 50%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 82%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 31%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 75%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 20%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 29%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 82%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 82%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 82%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 67%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 91%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 82%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 72%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 67%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 48%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 59%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 74%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 31%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 19%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 75%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 82%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 59%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 82%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 15%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 75%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 31%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 75%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 71%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 82%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 75%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 82%
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 38%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 9%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 45%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 66%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 72%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 66%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 91%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 46%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 75%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 82%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 82%
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